Modern Methods of the Day: Crime Prevention from Eyeball Reflections

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A demonstration of a recent study has shown that people can be identified from the reflection of they human eye's pupil in photographs. The study showed that individuals could be identified correctly 71 percent of the time by those unfamiliar with the faces. For those familiar with the faces, the individuals could be identified correctly 84 percent of the time. The study was conducted by Dr. Rob Jenkins of the University of York and by Christie Kerr of the University of Glasgow.

Cyber Crime of the Day: Millions Affected in Credit Card Data Breech at Target Stores

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Cyber Crime of the Day: Millions Affected in Credit Card Data Breech at Target Stores
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Target has confirmed that as many as 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be at risk of a data breech.
Customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at stores across the U.S. between November 27 and December 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes credit and debit card numbers, customer names, card expiration dates and the three-digit security numbers on the back of cards required to finalize many purchases. Target says the data breech did not include online purchases.

Serious News of the Day: Waitress Suspended for Potentially Forging Homophobic Receipt

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Waitress Dayna Morales has been suspended for allegedly forging a receipt from a customer with the writing, "I'm sorry I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle." The accused customer denies the allegations and has proven that a tip was given based on provided bank statements showing the deducted amount.

After Morales posted an image of the receipt online, a Paypal account was started in support of the prejudice against Morales. The account has since been closed and refunds have made to those who contributed.

Sneaky Criminals of the Day: "Sliders" Striking at Gas Stations

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Good Morning America reports of a new crime trend at gas stations where criminals creep in between the cars and sneak into unsuspecting drivers' passenger-side doors to rifle through their belongings. Police are calling them "Sliders," and it's becoming a more and more common crime occurrence.