Travis Loller Associated Press Published 8:59 AM EST Dec 20, 2018 Nashville, Tenn. – The man accused of killing four people in a Nashville Waffle House used to send his father text messages in which he punctuated everyday chitchat with delusional rants. Police say 29-year-old Travis Reinking was nearly naked, only wearing a green jacket, when he opened fire outside the restaurant on April 22 and then stormed inside. Police have said there would have been far more casualties if it weren’t for a quick-thinking restaurant patron who wrestled the AR-15 rifle away from the gunman. By the time of the shooting, Reinking’s erratic behavior had already come to the attention of law enforcement, including the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois, where he lived part-time. According to several incident reports, Reinking believed the singer Taylor Swift was stalking and harassing him, including hacking into his computer and phone. He believed the police and … [Read more...] about Waffle House shooting suspect sent delusional texts
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Travis Loller, Associated Press Updated 12:14 am CST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Travis Reinking appears at a hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Reinking, accused of killing four people in a Nashville Waffle House, used to send his father text messages in which he punctuated everyday chitchat with delusional rants. Police say the 29-year-old Reinking was nearly naked, only wearing a green jacket, when he opened fire outside the restaurant on April 22 and then stormed inside. less FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Travis Reinking appears at a hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Reinking, accused of killing four people in a Nashville Waffle House, used to send his father text messages in ... more Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP Image 1 of / 1 … [Read more...] about Waffle House shooting suspect sent delusional text messages
By John Woolfolk | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 11, 2018 at 4:50 pm | UPDATED: December 11, 2018 at 10:07 pm Texting your sweetheart that you’re on your way home? California may soon charge you for that. This is no LOL matter, critics say. State regulators have been ginning up a scheme to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor. The wireless industry and business groups have been working to defeat the proposal, now scheduled for a vote next month by the California Public Utilities Commission. “It’s a dumb idea,” said Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council business-sponsored advocacy group. “This is how conversations take place in this day and age, and it’s almost like saying there should be a tax on the conversations we have.” It’s unclear how much individual consumers would be asked to pay … [Read more...] about OMG! Now California wants to tax text-messaging?
PIERS Morgan said he believed Cheryl wanted him to pose naked for her “private art class” when she messaged him out of the blue. The Good Morning Britain star revealed the singer’s suggestive text message in his Event Magazine column. Cheryl releases music video for breakup song 'Love Made Me Do It' Piers admitted he was initially fooled by the message when he received it last Sunday evening. Writing out Cheryl's text in his column, it read: “Hi Piers babe. I’m getting private art lessons and my homework this week is life drawing. “Would you come round and posed naked for me? “It’ll only take a few hours and we can have a good natter. “And don’t worry, I’ll whack the heating up! “If you’d rather we can position fruit and stuff in front of your naughty bits! Let me know, love Cheryl xxx.” Piers, 53, thought it was genuine and quipped: “Cheryl once willingly married Ashley Cole, so her bar for male … [Read more...] about Piers Morgan reveals Cheryl asked him to pose NAKED for her ‘private art class’ in hilarious text message
Tens of millions of text messages and security codes were exposed in an online database that did not even have a password, security researchers have found. The database of text messages, used by companies to send password reset information, shipping notifications and security codes, was left exposed by communications company Voxox. The files included 26 million records of text messages this year alone, according to TechCrunch. Password verification messages for Google accounts, Amazon delivery tracking notices, messaging apps and security codes for major financial investment companies were all included in the leak. The exposed server could be found by Sébastien Kaul, a Berlin-based security researcher, using a search engine for public devices and data bases named Shodan. It was not password protected, meaning anyone could enter and access the data. Exposed on the database were a stream of near real-time messages. However, the access codes in these would typically only … [Read more...] about Tens of millions of private text messages and security codes exposed