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Julian Assange wins UN ruling on arbitrary detention, but still faces arrest

A UN tribunal has ruled the WikiLeaks founder should be allowed to walk free, but the UK government says he will still be arrested should he leave the Ecuadorian embassy.

By February 4, 2016


Man dies after trying to eat tablet, reports say

Technically Incorrect: A Russian man is apparently enraged that police want to arrest him. He then reportedly begins to eat his tablet in order to avoid detention.

By June 10, 2015


John McAfee said to be released from Guatemalan detention

After sneaking across the Guatemalan border and being detained by police, the antivirus-software pioneer may now be released to get his immigration status in order.

By December 11, 2012


McAfee posts from Guatemalan detention, asks for help

After his arrest, the antivirus pioneer continued to blog about his efforts to escape custody in Belize, asking for his supporters' help in obtaining his release. Then he was rushed to the hospital.

By December 6, 2012


Xbox overdose makes home-arrest prisoner beg for jail

A New Zealand man nearing the end of home detention sentence just can't stand another day with his Xbox, so he asks the police to take him to jail.

By June 6, 2013


Are we edging toward Net neutrality detente?

Google-Verizon deal rumors seem to have crashed negotiations to resolve a legal stalemate. Signs, however, point to real progress toward a lasting solution, Stanford Law fellow Larry Downes argues.

By August 5, 2010


A modest proposal: Detente between Mac and PC laptop fans

In the spirit of the holiday season, we have a proposal for peace between PC and Mac laptop users--or at least finding some middle ground both sides can agree with.

By December 6, 2009


Q&A with Comcast's Joe Waz about BitTorrent detente

Comcast says it will redo its BitTorrent throttling, but its announcement left out key details. News.com talks with Comcast VP Joe Waz about who will be affected, whether bandwidth limits are coming, and whether downloading will be limited too.

By March 27, 2008


The 404 204: Where we want to know what love is

Tardy Justin gets detention and the boys recap Friday's 200th episode meetup. Michael Cera stars in the worst movie ever as a nebbish high schooler who doesn't know how to talk to girls.

By October 13, 2008


Teenage bot herder pleads guilty in New Zealand

Considering Owen Thor Walker's age and cooperation with authorities the judge is expected to recommend home detention or community service instead of jail time.

By April 1, 2008