Also, because we all need a bit more Adrien Brody in our lives.
The History Channel will air a new miniseries about Harry Houdini, starring Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly. If you don't know enough about him to know why to be excited, his occupation according to Wiki: Illusionist, magician, escapologist, stunt performer, actor, historian, film producer, pilot, debunker. Who doesn't want to watch that show?Read More
A Chinese national the government suspected of trying to smuggle NASA secrets out of the United States and back to his home country has been brought up on charges, and it's looking like things are going to go easier than anticipated for him. That's because former NASA researcher Bo Jiang's laptop wasn't full of the sensitive material that authorities thought they would find. Instead, it was full of the same things you'd expect to find on pretty much anyone's laptop -- pirated movies and pornography.Read More
If a torrent of treasonous charges were levied against you, and a lot of them were undeniable, would you give in? Today, Private First Class Bradley Manning -- of the WikiLeaks controversy -- pleaded "guilty" to at least 10 of the charges held against him, setting him up for 20 or more years in jail.Read More
As some might recall, Greece tossed two Bohemia Interactive employees in jail back in September. The charge? Espionage, of course. The two were working on Arma 3 prior to their arrest, but they've denied that they were doing anything other than having a holiday at the time. Thanks to a legal strike in the country, the pair are still waiting to appear in front of a Greek court. In an appeal to Greek president Karolos Papoulias, Czech president Václav Klaus has asked that Papoulias pay "special attention" to the matter.Read More
It shouldn't come as a surprise that wandering around a foreign island taking video and photographs of military installations can be seen as kind of suspicious in the eyes of that island's government. After all, any military is generally not going to be happy about such a situation. This is the unfortunate predicament that two Bohemia Interactive employees now find themselves in. The duo was arrested on Sunday on charges of espionage after conducting surveillance on the island of Lemnos for their company's newest video game: Arma 3.Read More
Elliot Doxer, an employee of web content delivery company Akamai Technologies, Inc., has been arrested by federal authorities on the accusation that he offered to spy on behalf of a foreign country in exchange for money. According to Reuters, Doxer was charged with one count of wire fraud for providing "customers lists, contract details and employee information," and he asked for $3000 in return. Per the Jerusalem Post, court papers show that Doxer tried to contact a foreign consulate in Boston to offer his spying assistance in 2006: He allegedly wrote that he was a Jewish American, and wanted "to help our homeland and our war against our enemies."Read More