Dzhokhar Tsarnaev used father’s name to visit terrorist websites in days before Boston Marathon bombing

Admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev used his dad’s first name when he cruised Islamic fanatic websites. As “Anzor,” the 21-year-old Chechen immigrant visited some of the most virulent terrorist pages in cyberspace, FBI Special Agent Kevin Swindon, an expert on computer forensics, testified Thursday. In all, Swindon said they found evidence in Tsarnaev’s Sony VAIO laptop that he looked at 30,000 pages, including some with seemingly innocent names like “Inspiring Words of Truth,” “Join the Caravan” and “Complete Inspire.” The last time Tsarnaev surfed the Web was two days after the April 15, 2013 bombing that left three dead and injured scores more, Swindon said. Tsarnaev’s lawyers do not deny he took part in the bombings, but they contend he was a pawn of his older brother, Tamerlan, who turned him into a jihadi. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed after his brother ran him over with a stolen SUV during a shootout with police after the bombings. “The Americans are going to harm my second son the same way they did to my oldest son,” Anzor Tsarnaev told ABC News from Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, Russia, before the trial started. “We already know what’s going to happen. Everything is in Allah’s hand.” When Tsarnaev’s trial in Boston federal court is finished, he faces a separate trial in nearby Middlesex County for the murder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus cop Sean Collier. Tsarnaev was indicted for the Collier killing in June 2013. His lawyer insisted his brother fatally shot the cop in the days after the deadly bombings. Continue Reading

Manhattan man sentenced to 16 years in prison for raping woman he met on dating website Plenty of Fish

A rape victim, trembling as she confronted her attacker Wednesday in a Manhattan courtroom, recalled the moment she thought her life was over. “I thought this was the way I was going to die. I wondered if my body would be found, if my family would know what happened," the 32-year-old victim said, fighting back tears. She recalled looking into her attacker’s “dead, cold, staring eyes” as he put his hands around her throat. The victim, a former stockbroker, was in Manhattan Supreme Court as her attacker, Paul Grossman, was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Grossman met the woman on a dating website, Plenty of Fish, last April and went to dinner. After leaving restaurant, they returned to his apartment on E. 52nd St. Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Clerkin said that Grossman choked his date to the point where she passed out and then when she revived, he told her “Play dead or I'll make you dead.” That’s when he raped and sexually assaulted her, Clerkin said. Before he fell asleep, Grossman warned the victim to stay in the apartment. Clerkin said the woman called 911 on her cellphone from Grossman's bathroom. A former stockbroker who works in the big box wholesale industry, the woman said she went from being a happy, confident, successful businesswoman who fearlessly traveled all over the country building her own firm to a scared, snappish, unmotivated wreck who can’t trust anybody and barely gets out of bed to go to work. Grossman insisted to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie Wittner that, “I am not that I have been portrayed to be whatsoever” — but neither the judge nor the victim were moved by his protestations. Grossman’s lawyer, Jeff Henle, urged Wittner to give his client just five years, arguing that the jury, after a seven-day trial in January, acquitted Grossman of kidnapping so they must not have believed the entire story of the young woman Continue Reading

Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign website included embarrassing typo

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 launch Sunday was marred by an unsightly typo in the candidate’s biography on her newly created campaign website. Shortly after the "bio" page on went live, readers noticed that the text suggested Clinton was proud of being aggressive toward children. “Hillary Clinton has served as U.S. Secretary of State, Senator from New York, First Lady of the United States and First Lady of Arkansas, but the first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she’s never forgotten where she came from or who she’s been fighting for,” the site read. “From her mother’s own childhood — in which she was abandoned by her parents — to her work going door-to-door for the Children’s Defense Fund to her battling to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program, she’s fought children and families all her career.” ...she’s fought children and families all her career. The last sentence appears to omit a key word and was likely meant to read: “...she’s fought for children and families all her career.” The sentence was quickly revised. Clinton launched her 2016 presidential campaign Sunday afternoon with an online video and an announcement that she’d be traveling to Iowa to meet with several small groups of voters. Continue Reading

Lauren Conrad bans body-shaming words from her website including ‘skinny,’ ‘thin’

Lauren Conrad has officially banned the S-word from her website — "skinny." The former reality star, 29, announced on a blog post that she will now prohibit body shaming terms from her site in hopes of sending the message that bodies come in different shapes and sizes. "When we've talked about getting in shape in the past, words like 'skinny,' 'slim,' and 'thin' have often come up," she wrote on Monday. "Starting this month, we'll be banning any body shaming terms from the site, and replacing them with words like 'fit' 'toned,' and 'healthy."' "My editorial team and I had a long talk about it, and we want to make sure that the focus is on being fit as opposed to a number on the scale," she adds. "Every body is created differently — and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes." Conrad explained that the month of June will be devoted to the theme "shape up," and she will share health-related articles to get fit through diet and exercise. The author did say that the word "skinny" will appear on occasions, but only when talking about skinny jeans. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

Hackers attack Madison website days after Wisconsin cop kills unarmed teen

MADISON, Wis. — Authorities in Wisconsin say a likely cyberattack has affected the city of Madison's website and email system, as well as computers used by law enforcement countywide. Dane County Emergency Management said the city began experiencing a high volume of Internet activity consistent with an outside attack late Monday. The apparent attack comes three days after a Madison police officer on Friday shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old. Similar attacks have occurred in other communities after officer-involved shootings, including in Ferguson, Missouri, after the death of Michael Brown. Madison police told the Wisconsin State Journal that the department's officers experienced problems for about an hour. The newspaper reports the city's website was back online around 9:45 p.m. after several hours of down time. It was not immediately clear who was responsible. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Tenn. death row inmate appears on dating website thanks to smuggled cell phone

He's not the guy you'd want to take home to mom. But one death row inmate — convicted of murdering three people, including his mother — appears to be looking for love and drugs in all the wrong places after posting an ad on a popular dating website. Stephen Hugueley's tattooed mug was recently unearthed on social media site Mocospace, showing the 47-year-old killer in photos taken from his Tennessee prison cell apparently with a smuggled smartphone, WSMV-TV reported. In addition to posing for photos and making nearly 80 online friends while locked inside Nashville's Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, the conniving jailbird appears soliciting for drugs and illegal contraband from the outside. "Would u like 2 earn an extra grand or so each week? NO SEX OR NUDITY INVOLVED. however it is ILLEGAL," read a post under his username "deathrowprisoner68." The post, since taken down, goes on to list prices for someone willing to smuggle in a $25 cell phone, a pound of tobacco and an ounce of marijuana. Hugueley, who in addition to murdering his mother in 1986 was convicted of killing a prison counselor and a fellow inmate, expressed zero remorse for his actions when reached by WSMV in a jailhouse interview. "I will not apologize for any of the crimes I've committed, never," the Swastika-marked inmate said. "I requested anger management; they said I didn't have a problem with anger. My response was well, I know a couple people you can dig up and ask them." A spokeswoman for Tennessee's Department of Corrections, reached by the station, called smuggled cell phones an "ongoing problem that every corrections agency is aware of and diligently working against." "The TDOC continues to be proactive by countering the issue with available technology and continuing to seek out additional methods. The agency also aggressively pursues criminal prosecution against anyone who Continue Reading

Four men ensnared by ‘To Catch a Predator’ type website sue to get personal information scrubbed from web

Four men who were ensnared by an amateur "To Catch a Predator"- type website are suing the site's operator to get their information taken down. Scott Benites, Hardy Calderon, Carlos David Roa and Daniel Amhi say they were on an adult dating website looking for a woman to hook up with when they were contacted by someone with the username "barbiesnumberonefan." "Plaintiffs initiated conversation with this user while under the impression that the user was a female over the age of eighteen since users must be over the age of eighteen to join" the dating website, called Plenty of Fish, the suit says. After they'd start chatting, the woman would then say she was actually just 14, the suit says. The creeps pressed ahead with trying to get together with "her" anyway, the suit acknowledges. "Plaintiffs were told that the user was under the age of 18. Despite this, plaintiffs continued to converse with the user," the suit says. The New York men - all in their early 20s - then wound up having the pictures and texts they sent to "barbiesnumberonefan" show up on the website "" The men then demanded the site take down their pictures and copies of their texts for the "systematic infringement, exploitation and misattribution of individual photographs to which the plaintiffs own exclusive copyrights." Their lawyer, Anastasi Pardalis, said he's had the site taken down three times, but it keeps shifting to different internet service providers and relaunching. Pardalis said the site is a "moneymaking scheme" that rakes in ad and donation money. "This website is a total scam. They're not solving crimes. They don't report people to the authorities. They're just making money," he said. He said the site is "very embarrassing" for his clients, who he insisted are not "predators." "They're angry abut it and their families are upset about it," he said. "There's no girl. It's an older guy. It's just completely conjured up." His Continue Reading

City Council bill would require NYPD to publish official patrol guide on website to help clear up ‘confusion’

A new City Council bill would require the NYPD to publish its official patrol guide on its website. Councilman Dan Garodnick (D-Manhattan) plans to introduce the legislation this week to require public posting of the guide — which contains reams of rules governing officers' behavior, from the prohibition on using chokeholds to procedures for carrying out a stop and frisk. Garodnick said being able to access the document would make it easier for New Yorkers to judge whether cops are acting appropriately, and prevent misunderstandings. "People have a lot of views about the NYPD. Sometimes it's based in fact, and sometimes it's not," he said. "Publishing this helps to clear up a lot of confusion." Garodnick said he got the idea when a constituent called inquiring about patrol rules. He assumed the guide would be easy to find, but it wasn't. Chunks of the document have been published on private websites, but they may be inaccurate or out of date. Old copies of the guide have also showed up for sale in private NYPD supply stores for as much as $55. "People deserve to understand what the rules are governing police officers," Garodnick said. "This shouldn't be shrouded in secrecy." The bill would allow the police commissioner to redact certain sensitive information if it could jeopardize officers safety or compromise investigations. An NYPD spokeswoman said the department would review the proposal. Continue Reading

YouTube to launch app, website dedicated to gamers

The rumors were true. YouTube is releasing a Twitch-like gaming service. Google announced this weekend that it's launching YouTube Gaming, an app and website that are solely dedicated to gaming on-demand and live-stream channels. The new service will work similar to Twitch, which is already an established website dedicated to streaming live gameplay. "This summer, we'll launch YouTube Gaming, a brand new app and website to keep you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you, with videos, live streams, and the biggest community of gamers on the web-all in one place," Alan Joyce, product manager, wrote in the company blog. The new gaming service will be completely separate from the rest of YouTube, according to Google's announcement. YouTube Gaming will have more than 25,000 games that will each have their own page, as well as channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators. Other features the service will have include high frame rate streaming at 60fps, DVR and automatically converting all live-streams into YouTube videos. YouTube Gaming will roll out this summer in the U.S. and in the UK. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Juan Carlos Nunez, creator of Melky Cabrera’s fake website, gets three months in prison for role in Biogenesis

Maybe he'll use his time behind bars to work on a new website. Juan Carlos Nunez, a former associate of a top Major League Baseball sports agency who created a phony website selling a topical cream that one-time Yankee Melky Cabrera claimed caused him to test positive for testosterone in 2012, was sentenced Tuesday to three months in prison by a Miami federal judge for his role in the Biogenesis scandal. Nunez also received three months of house arrest from U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga for recruiting players for the South Florida anti-aging clinic that supplied performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez and other baseball players and athletes. Nunez, a former associate of the agents Seth and Sam Levinson who was banned from MLB for his role in the Cabrera caper, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to distribute testosterone, admitting that he referred players to Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, telling the players he knew a doctor who could make them “feel better and play better.” Nunez acknowledged he knew that Bosch — who was sentenced to four years in prison last month — would inject players with testosterone even though Bosch was not a doctor and had no formal medical credentials other than a certificate from a Belize institution called Central America Health Sciences University. Major League Baseball investigators and law-enforcement agencies began looking at Biogenesis in 2012, shortly before the Daily News first reported that Nunez was involved in the bizarre plot to help Cabrera beat a 50-game doping suspension by creating the fictitious website for the cream the former Yankee claimed inadvertently caused a spike in his testosterone level. Nunez apparently hoped to help Cabrera avoid discipline because MLB’s drug policy makes exceptions for players who can prove they accidentally ingested a banned substance. But the harebrained scheme quickly fell apart when MLB investigators learned that the Continue Reading