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Utah Man Who Live-Facebooked His Standoff with Police Sentenced Utah Man Who Live-Facebooked His Standoff with Police Sentenced

It’s always nice to check back in on some of our favorite Facebook-using criminals. This time, we have an update for now-38-year-old Jason Valdez from Ogden, Utah. Back in June, 2011, Valdez holed up in a motel room for 16 …

Dallas Police Succeed in Clearing the Streets of Rogue Fruit Dallas Police Succeed in Clearing the Streets of Rogue Fruit

It’s good advice for anyone to check their sharing settings on any app before they use it – unless people want every high score, game achievement, or check-in to appear on their connected Twitter and Facebook feeds. This advice is …

Woman Tased After Trying to Buy Too Many iPhones Woman Tased After Trying to Buy Too Many iPhones
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If you are doing your xmas shopping in Nashua, Hew Hampshire this year, you should know that their Apple Store is probably not going to sell you more than two iPhones, no matter how hard you plead. In fact, they’ll …

Pinterest Helps Local Police Clear Their Wanted List Pinterest Helps Local Police Clear Their Wanted List
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You may know Pinterest is that “place with all of the food pictures” or “that place where my girlfriend spends all of her time,” but social media is versatile – and Pinterest is proving to be no exception. The fast-growing …

It’s Your First Amendment Right to Record Cops [Supreme Court] It’s Your First Amendment Right to Record Cops [Supreme Court]

In a victory for the ACLU and First Amendment activists everywhere, the United States Supreme Court has denied a request to review a decision that blocks the enforcement of an Illinois law barring the public from recording police officers. Back …

John McAfee Blogs (Frequently) While Still Hiding From Police, Offers Reward For Capture Of Killer John McAfee Blogs (Frequently) While Still Hiding From Police, Offers Reward For Capture Of Killer
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Update (11/26): McAfee has posted an apology to Jeff Wise: I have erroneously accused Jeff Wise of improper behavior on a reporting trip that he did to my flying ranch in New Mexico. I finally received the photos from that …

John McAfee Is Watching Episodes Of Rawhide While Hiding From Police John McAfee Is Watching Episodes Of Rawhide While Hiding From Police

I don’t know how much you’ve been keeping up with this saga, but earlier this week, John McAfee, the creator of the McAfee antivirus software, became a fugitive. His neighbor in Belize was murdered, and McAfee is wanted by the …

From Hiding, McAfee Sends Essay About Pirates To Wired Reporter From Hiding, McAfee Sends Essay About Pirates To Wired Reporter

The John McAfee saga just keeps getting more interesting by the hour. In case you haven’t been paying attention, McAfee, the creator of the antivirus software of the same name (which is now owned by Intel), is in hiding as …

Report: McAfee Now Says He’s Disguised To Look Like A Murderer Report: McAfee Now Says He’s Disguised To Look Like A Murderer

It’s hard to believe this is real, but McAfee Antivirus creator John McAfee is still hiding from the police, and reportedly keeps calling Wired reporter Joshua Davis to check in on a “semi-hourly” basis. Davis reports that McAfee claims to …

John McAfee Keeps Calling Wired Reporter, Wired Reporter Keeps Tweeting John McAfee Keeps Calling Wired Reporter, Wired Reporter Keeps Tweeting
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As previously reported, John McAfee, the creator of the antivirus of the same name, is wanted by police in Belize as the prime suspect in the murder of his neighbor. McAfee has been calling Wired reporter Joshua Davis, sharing his …

ACLU Says D.C. Police Illegally Seized Man’s Cellphone After Photographing Alleged Misconduct ACLU Says D.C. Police Illegally Seized Man’s Cellphone After Photographing Alleged Misconduct
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The American Civil Liberties Union has just filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia and two police officers after alleging that they violated the law by seizing a man’s cellphone and stealing his memory card. The plaintiff in the …

Learn How to Troll the Police with an Air Duster [VIDEO] Learn How to Troll the Police with an Air Duster [VIDEO]

Messing with the cops for no apparent reason is generally something one should advise against. There are a lot of things that make this statement true – tazers, guns, and ultimate control of your freedom, just to name a few. …

Skype Is Spying On You, But Only In Chat Skype Is Spying On You, But Only In Chat
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We brought you word earlier this week that some people think Skype is beginning to spy on people who use the service. The switch to dedicated servers instead of P2P would make it easier for the folks at Skype to …

3D Print Your Way Out Of Handcuffs 3D Print Your Way Out Of Handcuffs
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Remember how I said that 3D printing has the potential to change everything? That wasn’t a strictly positive statement. There are some areas in which 3D printing can have a negative effect on the world we live in. It doesn’t …

Videotaping Police is Easier With the New ACLU Police Tape App Videotaping Police is Easier With the New ACLU Police Tape App
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) declared victory back in May, when a Federal Appeals Court ruled that Illinois’ eavesdropping statute does not apply to police performing their duties in public. This week, the ACLU of New Jersey announced it …

Thanks, Internet! Naked Guy Slaps A Cop While Getting Tazed Thanks, Internet! Naked Guy Slaps A Cop While Getting Tazed

You know that feeling you get when you watch something that you know you never would have been able to witness without the advent of the internet – that feeling of gratitude for YouTube, iPhones and the willingness of citizens …

Man Ties Up Girl To Play Video Games Man Ties Up Girl To Play Video Games
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The world is either getting more and more perverted and bizarre, or the internet and the 24 hour news cycle are bringing things to my attention that have been going on for years. This time the news comes out of …

UK Police Can Now Access Cell Data On The Fly UK Police Can Now Access Cell Data On The Fly

In what is another erosion of freedom for the people of the UK, the police now have the ability to access the information on your cell phones while out in the field with mobile device data extraction system called the …

Facebook Posts Get CA Police Chief In Hot Water Facebook Posts Get CA Police Chief In Hot Water

Facebook has the strong ability to get people in trouble for posting stuff that they shouldn’t or principals making fake accounts to spy on their students. Most people get in trouble for the stuff that they have posted that disparages …

ACLU Declares Victory In Police Recording Case ACLU Declares Victory In Police Recording Case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois has declared victory in a court case involving Illinois’ eavesdropping statute. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit this week overturned a trial court decision and ruled that the ACLU …

Domestic Drone Sites Revealed By FAA, There Are Tons Domestic Drone Sites Revealed By FAA, There Are Tons

A digital rights advocacy group called the ‘Electronic Frontier Foundation’ filed a freedom of information act request to get information pertaining to active sites in the United States that have permits to launch Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s). After a hard …