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What if Google tried to blackmail you into using Google+?

A funny (because not entirely) College Humor video offers the ultimate scenario in Google's potential exasperation with Google+ not being quite Facebook.

By Dec. 16, 2013


Steve Jobs revealed blackmail fears, drug use in DOD document

A Defense Department document shows that the late Apple leader admitted to drug use, an arrest for an unpaid traffic ticket, and fears that his daughter might be kidnapped.

By Jun. 11, 2012


Report: Teen gets 15 years for Facebook blackmail

Wisconsin man had pleaded no contest to two felonies after using the social-networking site to blackmail male classmates into sex.

By Feb. 24, 2010


The 404 1,368: Where we pawn the family jewels (podcast)

A question of tech etiquette for solo diners, hackers dip into blackmail, a wishlist from the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog, and a champion emerges to fight noise pollution!

By Oct. 21, 2013


Do as the dominatrix says: Why Amazon is 'king of the kinky wish list'

Shopping fetishes take on a whole new meaning when dominatrixes and their subs turn to Amazon, and gift-buying provides an expression of desire -- as well as punishment.

By Mar. 28, 2014


Half of Facebook parents joined to spy on kids?

You think half those adults on Facebook are there because they love Facebook? No, no. These are merely parents engaged in covert operations.

By Feb. 17, 2013


Steve Jobs' stolen iPad lands in the hands of 'Kenny the Clown'

An iPad stolen from the home of the late Steve Jobs last month ends up in the possession of a professional clown, who reportedly received the hot device from a friend.

By Aug. 17, 2012


FBI seizes online drug marketplace Silk Road, outs owner in indictment

Ross Ulbricht, a San Francisco resident who goes by the online moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," was indicted Wednesday for allegedly operating the drug Web site Silk Road after federal authorities shut it down.

By Oct. 2, 2013


House of Cards Netflix review: A sinister, streaming success

We've seen episodes one and two of House of Cards, available only on Netflix from tomorrow. Here's our verdict.

By Jan. 31, 2013


Hackers grab customer data, demand cash from payday lender

AmeriCash Advance says it refuses to pay the $15,000 that hackers have demanded after stealing data.

By Jun. 19, 2012