Toronto forgives newbie shoplifting + China steals Korean folding screen tech

First-time shoplifters in Toronto won't be getting charged when they're caught

EXCERPT: . . . That's right - The Star reports that the new pilot project that is being called Shop Theft is part of an initiative to limit the number of police officers who have to spend time answering to low priority situations. Instead of showing up in person, everything is going to be happening over the phone. As of now, the program is being tested in two police divisions with the opportunity to be established city-wide if it proves to be successful. Though there are some requirements for first-time offenders to get away prosecution free. The thief in question must be 18 years of age or older, the item(s) they are accused of stealing must be worth under $1,000 and finally, they must have an ID on hand....


Samsung's folding screen tech has been stolen and sold to China

EXCERPT: Samsung's latest bendable screen technology has been stolen and sold to two Chinese companies, according to prosecutors in South Korea. [...] The prosecutors allege that a Samsung supplier leaked blueprints [...] to a company that it had set up. That company then sold the tech secrets to the Chinese firms for nearly $14 million, according to the prosecutors. [...] Samsung Display, a subsidiary of the South Korean conglomerate, said in a statement Friday that it was "surprised and appalled at the results of the investigation by prosecutors." [...] Prosecutors said Samsung invested six years and some 150 billion won ($130 million) to develop the bendable screen....

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