Wednesday 22 November 2017

Billboard porn arrest

Indonesian police have arrested a man they suspect hacked into an advertising company's computer system to show a pornographic video on an electronic billboard at a busy intersection of south Jakarta last week.

A police officer cut the power supply to the billboard after the sexually explicit film had run for five minutes, but by then pictures and videos of the clip taken by amused motorists had already been widely shared on social media.

Nuclear suits rejected

The International Court of Justice has rejected suits filed by the tiny Marshall Islands against the world's nuclear powers that sought to force them to do more to disarm.

Though the suits failed on procedural grounds, India, Pakistan and Britain were brought to the court to answer the complaint at public hearings in April.

Superhero tribute

Superheroes filled a South Carolina church as friends and family paid tribute to six-year-old Jacob Hall, who was killed during a school shooting.

Jacob Hall was in the playground with another student and a teacher at his school when a 14-year-old boy allegedly opened fire on the September 28.

The six-year-old was the only one critically wounded in the shooting and died of his injuries in hospital on October 1.

Google writes off bill

Google has written off a €100,000 bill run up by a 12-year-old Spanish boy who mistakenly believed he was earning money through an advertising account he opened with the internet giant to promote videos of his municipal band.

Jose Javier, from the eastern city of Torrevieja, ran up the Google AdWords bill over two months. His mother, Inma Quesada, said the youngster said he wanted to become a "famous YouTuber" but did not realise what he was doing.

Swift signs on

AT&T has signed pop star Taylor Swift to an exclusive, multi-year deal that includes a performance at a party the wireless and pay-TV service provider will host the night before the 2017 Super Bowl, the company said.

The deal includes exclusive performances and other content, AT&T said in a statement.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Irish Independent

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