Sweet-toothed thief nabbed after ice cream binge

/ Mar 21, 2017

Sweet-toothed thief nabbed after ice cream binge

A hapless Japanese thief has got himself into a sticky spot with police after being arrested for breaking into offices and raiding refrigerators to binge on sweet treats. Yasuhiro Wakashima, 51, is accused of gobbling down over 250 desserts during more than 40 incidents ...

/ Jan 19, 2017

Thief makes €15 million jewelry heist in Cannes

A robber brandishing a pistol and a grenade stole diamonds worth €15 million ($16 million) on Wednesday in the French Riviera town of Cannes and calmly escaped on foot, a regional prosecutor said. The man in his 30s, his face uncovered except for a ...

Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

/ Jan 11, 2017

Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Could flashing the “peace” sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen? Research by a team at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) says so, raising alarm bells over the popular two-fingered pose. Fingerprint recognition technology is becoming widely available to verify identities, ...