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Accused Botswana national bail extended

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A Botswana national accused of shoplifting skincare items from The MegaMart store on Waterloo Road St Andrew had her bail extended in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court until tomorrow.

Charged with simple larceny is Gapa Selepeng.

Allegation are that on the day of the incident, Selepeng visited the store and was observed on CCTV placing items inside an umbrella she was carrying.

She then proceeded to the cashier with other items that she had in her possession but was prevented from exiting the store by security personnel.

It is alleged that the accused removed a Neutrogena purifying facial scrub, Neutrogena ultra sheer dry sunscreen and a Clean and Clear deep cleaning astringent from the store without the intention of paying for them.

The items are said to have a total value of $4,400.

This one travel very far for some Skincare for real.


Woman caught in high-speed chase gets bail extension

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A woman who was involved in a police high-speed chase in March of this year had her bail extended when she appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court on Monday.

She is 28-year-old Tahira Howell from Kingston 19. Howell is charged with malicious destruction of property.

Allegations are that, on March 21, Howell was driving a green Toyota motorcar along Mountain View Avenue when she allegedly hit a Mitsubishi Lancer and sped off. She was then chased by the police who were instructing her to stop. She continued driving.

She was eventually accosted by the police along Richmond Park Avenue. It is alleged that Howell refused to exit the vehicle and respond to the police. She was eventually removed and, while being questioned, it is further alleged that she stripped herself of her clothing.

She was then taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where she was admitted under police guard.

It is also alleged that during the car-chasing episode, she damaged several service vehicles.

A psychiatric evaluation was done and she was diagnosed with acute psychosis.

The vehicle, which belonged to Howell’s mother, was taken to the Elletson Road Police Station for safe keeping. Howell returns to court for mention on July 31.

Wannabe cop held by police

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A man who was awaiting selection to join the police force has found himself in trouble with the law for impersonating a police officer.

He is Oral McLaren, a 26-year-old plumber from Peace River in Clarendon.

Police say on June 5, a team was conducting a spot check along Michael Manley Boulevard in Kingston. Mclaren was reportedly seen speeding in a Toyota Corolla and was signalled to stop.

He reportedly told the lawmen, “Mi a police and station at Rock River Police Station, in Clarendon”.

McLaren reportedly told them he left his identification and car documents at home. The police told him to call the station, so as to verify his status but he reportedly sped off and eventually ditched the car.

McLaren was eventually held walking along the Norman Manley International Airport roundabout. He was subsequently detained and later charged with impersonating police.

He reportedly told the police that he was awaiting a call to join the Jamaica Constabulary Force

Millions exposed by Facebook data glitch

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Personal details of about six million people have been inadvertently exposed by a bug in Facebook‘s data archive.

The bug meant email and telephone numbers were accidentally shared with people who would not otherwise have had access to the information.

So far, there was no evidence the data exposed was being exploited for malicious ends, said Facebook.

It said it was “upset and embarrassed” by the bug, which was found by a programmer outside the company.

Bug bounty
The data exposure came about because of the way that Facebook handled contact lists and address books uploaded to the social network, it said in a security advisory.

Typically, it said, it analysed the names and contact details on those lists so it could make friend recommendations and put people in touch with those they knew.

The bug meant some of the information Facebook generated during that checking process was stored alongside the uploaded contact lists and address books.

That meant, said Facebook, that when someone had downloaded their profile this extra data had travelled with it, letting people see contact details that had not been explicitly shared with them.

An investigation into the bug showed that contact details for about six million people were inadvertently shared in this way. Despite this, Facebook said the “practical impact” had been small because information was most likely to have been shared with people who already knew the affected individuals.

The bug had now been fixed, it added.

Facebook was alerted to the bug by a member of its “White Hat” program who checks the site’s code for glitches and other loopholes. A bounty for the bug has been paid to the programmer who found it.

Security analyst Graham Cluley criticised Facebook’s release of the information just before the weekend and said the disclosure had been more about “damage limitation” than making sure the information reached as wide an audience as possible.

Edward Snowden whereabouts unknown as US presses Russia – as it happened

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Edward Snowden is expected to catch a plane today from Moscow to Cuba as he attempts to reach Ecuador and evade US attempts to have him extradited and tried on espionage charges.

Snowden – the former NSA contractor whose leaks to the Guardian about US intelligence programmes have caused controversy around the world – yesterday fled Hong Kong for Moscow after the authorities in the Chinese province said Washington’s provisional warrant did not fully comply with legal requirements. He had travelled to Hong Kong on 20 May as a base from which to reveal his secrets and his identity.

A representative of Russia’s Aeroflot airline told the Associated Press that Snowden registered for the flight to Havana that leaves Moscow today at 2.05pm (11.05am BST). He is expected to then leave Havana for Ecuador – the country that has granted asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London.

The airline says he registered for the flight on Sunday using his US passport – which American officials say has been annulled as part of an effort to prosecute him for revealing the highly classified government secrets.

Ecuador’s foreign minister said Sunday that Quito is considering his application for asylum.

We’ll have live coverage of all the latest developments here throughout the day.
Miriam Elder is at the airport in Moscow about to get on what we hope is the same plane to Havana as Edward Snowden. She told me:

As far as we know he’s expected to get on this flight to Havana in two hours, around 2pm Moscow time. There is speculation that maybe all this information that he’ll be on it is a ruse, but there’s a whole lot of journalists here taking the chance that he’ll be on that flight.

I asked her what the reaction had been in Russia to Snowden’s sudden arrival in Moscow yesterday.

It’s obviously been huge. It’s been a really big story. The airport has been crawling both with international journalists and Russian journalists … We haven’t had any really huge statements from Russian officials; Putin hasn’t commented on it. The foreign ministry, last I checked, just said they were looking into what his plans are.

And you’ve had a lot of Russian MPs calling for him to stay here and all I can say, being at the airport until 1am last night, is that there were Russian undercover agents all over the terminal where we believed him to be. It was really clear that the Russians were in charge of the situation here. There were Ecuadorian diplomats milling around trying to get to talk to him but the Russians seemed to be controlling everything here.

Miriam reiterated that there had been no confirmation of American speculation that the countries allowing Snowden to visit were getting information from him in exchange, but she said: “I would expect that Russian officials would be very eager to talk to him. And not only to talk to him to get information from him, but I suspect maybe to try to get him to stay here. Again, there’s no confirmation of that at all.”

She added that Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, had repeated to her that Moscow would consider any asylum request from Snowden.

I talked to Peskov yesterday morning and he said yes. I said, ‘Would you consider an asylum request from him?’ and he said, ‘Yes, that’s just standard procedure. That’s what we do for every application that we get.’

Elsewhere Peskov said the Kremlin was unaware of any contact between Snowden and the Russian authorities.

Miriam has tweeted a picture of the plane.

Obama Has Chosen To Prosecute Seven “Espionage” Cases – ALL Other Presidents Combined Just Three


On The Espionage Act Charges Against Edward Snowden


” The US government has charged Edward Snowden with three felonies, including two under the Espionage Act, the 1917 statute enacted to criminalize dissent against World War I. My priority at the moment is working on our next set of stories, so I just want to briefly note a few points about this.

Prior to Barack Obama’s inauguration, there were a grand total of three prosecutions of leakers under the Espionage Act (including the prosecution of Dan Ellsberg by the Nixon DOJ). That’s because the statute is so broad that even the US government has largely refrained from using it. But during the Obama presidency, there are now seven such prosecutions: more than double the number under all prior US presidents combined. How can anyone justify that?”

The irony is obvious: the same people who are…

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