Crime

01.15.16
Ex-con posts gun photo to Facebook, gets another 15 years
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Ex-con posts gun photo to Facebook, gets another 15 years

Because felons aren't allowed to have guns, that's why.

By A. Tarantola,   01.15.16
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01.13.16
Ross Ulbricht appeals his Silk Road conviction
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Ross Ulbricht appeals his Silk Road conviction

You can't trust a case where corrupt law enforcement was involved, according to lawyers.

By J. Fingas,   01.13.16
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01.12.16
Tinder hits 100 million downloads, but newbies beware
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Tinder hits 100 million downloads, but newbies beware

UK police reports involving Grindr or Tinder rose 700 percent in two years.

By S. Dent,   01.12.16
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12.28.15
Social media led police straight to movie pirates
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Social media led police straight to movie pirates

Enforcement officials at the UK's Federation Against Copyright Theft found pirates' details on Facebook.

By D. Cooper,   12.28.15
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12.17.15
The thing you'd worry about happening in an Airbnb happened
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The thing you'd worry about happening in an Airbnb happened

Peeping tom allegedly installed hidden cameras to creep on unsuspecting guests.

By D. Cooper,   12.17.15
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12.08.15
Europe accuses Qualcomm of paying companies to use its chips
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Europe accuses Qualcomm of paying companies to use its chips

European Commission reports that illegal payments were made to a smartphone manufacturer.

By D. Cooper,   12.08.15
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11.20.15
USA Today: California wrongly wiretapped 52,000 people
11.20.15

USA Today: California wrongly wiretapped 52,000 people

Remember when, on 'The Wire,' McNulty struggled to get access to wiretaps? It's not like that in reality.

By D. Cooper,   11.20.15
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11.19.15
Self-balancing skateboards are illegal in New York, too
11.19.15

Self-balancing skateboards are illegal in New York, too

$500 if you're caught using one by a state official (with nothing better to do).

By D. Cooper,   11.19.15
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11.02.15
US prosecutes man who hacked identities to help ISIS
11.02.15

US prosecutes man who hacked identities to help ISIS

The Justice Department has charged a man with leading a hacking team that stole identities to help target the American military.

By J. Fingas,   11.02.15
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