Paige Thompson, a former Amazon software engineer who goes by the online alias "erratic," has a history of stalking and threatening to kill people and to get herself killed by police, prosecutors said in the documents. Police in Mountain View, California, said she also threatened to shoot up an undisclosed company in May, while she was living with a convicted felon who had a stockpile of pistols, rifles and ammunition. Lawyers for Thompson, a year-old transgender woman, denied that she is violent and said she should be released to a halfway house where she would have better access to mental health care. Citing a doctor, they say her safety is at risk in the male facility. Matt Goldenberg wrote. Authorities say Thompson previously has been the subject of an extreme risk protection order due to mental illness issues.
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By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail. A Seattle-based transgender former Amazon engineer has been arrested for allegedly hacking Capital One bank's systems to steal data it was storing on Amazon's Web Services cloud. Paige Thompson, 33, was arrested for breaking into the bank's systems to steal the addresses, phone numbers and names of million people in the United States. A portion of that figure - , - also had their social security numbers and 80, had their credit card details accessed.
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Anti-bullying charity Ditch The Label and its analytics partner Brandwatch described the harassment as being "inhumane". Researchers analysed 10 million posts on the topic of transgender identity, shared from the UK and the US over a period of three-and-a-half years. Other common transphobic themes of online posts included misgendering people - purposefully labelling somebody as a gender that they do not identify as. Video streaming sites and message boards were found to host the most transphobic abuse and the "least constructive conversation" about trans lives. The study compared transphobia across a range of sites, including social media, blogs, news outlets and forums.
Thompson is not the first transgender inmate being held in the Federal Detention Center, said Assistant U. Attorney Andrew C. District Court on Friday, Thompson sat between her two lawyers in a short-sleeved, tan prison uniform, looking pale and hunched, frequently running her hand through her hair, which was pulled into a small ponytail. She never spoke.