Posted: October 20th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: Australia, Australian Law, Crime, health, Health News, Medicinal Cannabis, Medicinal Marijuana | Comments Off on CHRONIC! Australia to Legalise Cannabis
Australia’s Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Health Minister Sussan Ley says the Government wants to give people suffering from debilitating illnesses access to all of the most effective medical treatments, including medical cannabis.
The minister said she had been moved by stories of people who get relief from the currently restricted drug, sometimes legally imported but not always. However, Ms Ley said the legalisation was only about medicinal cannabis, not recreational use.
“This is not a debate about legalisation of cannabis. This is not about illicit drugs. This is not a product you smoke. This has nothing to do with that,” Ms Ley said. “Most commonly the product is an oil or a tincture that you put on your skin.”
A progressive government in Victoria looks to have that state as the nation’s first onboard, the state Government plans to embark on a cannabis cultivation trial, based on the recommendations of a report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 10th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Crime, Cyber-crime | Comments Off on US Charge 3 Men Over Largest Ever Cyber-crime
Authorities in the United States have unveiled charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than 1 billion email addresses.
The incident was the largest known data breach of names and email addresses on record.
Indictments in the case accuse two Vietnamese nationals of hacking into at least eight major email services from February 2009 to June 2012 and stealing the email addresses that were then used for various spam and marketing schemes.
The scheme netted at least $US2 million from the marketing of various products and services, according to the US Justice Department.
Those charged with hacking were Viet Quoc Nguyen, 28, and Giang Hoang Vu, 25, both Vietnamese nationals :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 7th, 2015 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Crime, Online Crime, Online Dating, Robyn Clare Pearce, Tasmania | Comments Off on Tasmanian Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Stealing $369,000 From Online Lovers
Tasmanian woman Robyn Clare Pearce, 61 was accused of dishonestly acquiring financial advantage from an Australian man and another from the United States.
Police arrested Pearce on January 28 this year and allege that Pearce stole a total of $247,000 from the Australian man on 122 separate occasions between July 2007 and October 2010 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 7th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, CRIME! | Tags: Art, Art News, Art Theft, Crime, Indian High Commission, National Gallery of Australia, NGA, Shiva as Nataraja, Subhash Kapoor | Comments Off on National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha
The National Gallery of Australia will receive a refund of more than $1.2 million for a 2,000-year-old stone statue of Buddha after it was revealed it may have been stolen.
The Canberra-based gallery, which has been involved in provenance issues before, announced in January it would return the Seated Buddha statue to India. The dealer has now agreed to refund the purchase price :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 21st, 2014 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: Cassidy Wolf, Crime, Jared James Abrahams, Miss Teen USA | Comments Off on Sextortionist Pleads Guilty to Hacking Miss Teen USA
A US student has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for hacking the online accounts of Miss Teen USA and more than 100 other women in several countries and threatening to publish nude photos of them.
Jared James Abrahams surrendered in September to FBI agents probing so-called “sextortion” cases, in which he made demands in return for agreeing not to release the pictures. The investigation involved multiple victims in California, Canada, Moldova and Russia
20-year-old Abrahams, who hacked into as many as 150 online accounts and forced victims to engage in Skype sessions in which he convinced two teenagers to undress, made a plea deal with prosecutors in November.
Abrahams pleaded guilty to four counts – three of extortion and one of computer hacking – according to the US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles :: Read the full article »»»»