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Uber driver reportedly gets life sentence for rape on passenger in India

Rape focused international attention on passenger safety and led to a temporary ban of the ride-hailing service in Delhi.

By 3 November 2015


Silk Road founder appeals conviction a week after life sentence

Attorneys for the mastermind of the illegal-drugs site have filed an appeal. It's another episode in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture run amok.

By 6 June 2015


​Google commutes death sentence for Panoramio photo site

After more than 10,000 people object to Google's 2014 decision to close a site for sharing location-tagged photos, Google says it'll leave Panoramio alone as it finds a better way to meet the community's needs.

By 4 June 2015


Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

A New York judge hands illegal online drug site founder a life prison sentence in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture.

By 30 May 2015


Digital advocates call DMCA copyright restrictions unconstitutional

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the government, arguing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act has outlived its usefulness in protecting copyrighted material from pirates and stifles free speech.

By 23 July 2016


Chinese businessman gets nearly 4 years in US prison for hacking case

Defendant worked with two hackers in China for several years, targeting sensitive military technical data for theft.

By 14 July 2016


Facebook post of murder-trial pic lands teen in jail

Technically Incorrect: A British teen goes to court to see his friend tried for murder. He takes pictures and posts one with a provocative caption. A judge is not impressed.

By 15 July 2016


FIFA face face-off: Choose the FIFA 17 cover star

You decide which star of Chelsea, Manchester Utd or Real Madrid replaces Lionel Messi as the face of FIFA.

By 6 July 2016


Oakland man who repeatedly attacked Google HQ charged with arson

Citing that "Google was watching him," the man admitted to three previous incidents at the Googleplex, one of which involved a shooting.

By 6 July 2016


Drone delivers abortion pill to women in Northern Ireland

In a protest against the country's abortion laws, women's advocacy groups airdrop medicine using a remote-controlled aircraft.

By 22 June 2016