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12.19.15
Recommended Reading: The harsh realities of internet fame
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Recommended Reading: The harsh realities of internet fame

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.

By B. Steele,   12.19.15
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11.11.15
US prisons allegedly record more inmate calls than they should (update: response)
11.11.15

US prisons allegedly record more inmate calls than they should (update: response)

It might not just be everyday people who've been subject to illegal surveillance -- prisoners may...

By J. Fingas,   11.11.15
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11.05.15
The federal prison bureau needs help stopping contraband drones
11.05.15

The federal prison bureau needs help stopping contraband drones

You don't even want to know where smugglers are hiding their drones.

By A. Tarantola,   11.05.15
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10.23.15
FCC caps 'excessive and egregious' prison telephone rates
10.23.15

FCC caps 'excessive and egregious' prison telephone rates

The reform started because a Washington, DC grandmother couldn't afford to call her grandson in prison.

By S. Dent,   10.23.15
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10.19.15
Rogue federal agent to serve 6.5 years for Silk Road scandal
10.19.15

Rogue federal agent to serve 6.5 years for Silk Road scandal

A former federal agent was sentenced to 78 months in prison for his involvement with the defunct online black market, Silk Road.

By T. Seppala,   10.19.15
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06.02.15
The last Pirate Bay co-founder has served his jail time
06.02.15

The last Pirate Bay co-founder has served his jail time

For years, authorities had played a game of cat and mouse with the co-founders of file-sharing sit...

By M. Brian,   06.02.15
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03.23.15
Drone smuggling prison contraband gets stymied by stupidity
03.23.15

Drone smuggling prison contraband gets stymied by stupidity

Smuggling contraband into prison via drone is a bad idea, even if you toss morals out the window:...

By J. Fingas,   03.23.15
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01.13.15
The Escapists cracks open Xbox One next month
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01.13.15

The Escapists cracks open Xbox One next month

Mouldy Toof Studios' prison-breaking game The Escapists will launch on Xbox One on February 13, the...

By M. Suszek,   01.13.15
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