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Vietnam: Criticize government on social media and go to jail

The Southeast Asian nation is serving up harsh penalties, including fines and prison time, to people who post "propaganda against the state" on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites.

By Nov. 29, 2013

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Texting juror tossed in jail

A 26-year-old Oregon man is told that cell phone use is verboten on jury duty. Sadly, he is unable to comply.

By Apr. 19, 2013

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Facebook 'massacre' joker out of jail

A mystery benefactor puts up $500,000 bail money to release Justin Carter from his Texas jail, where he awaited charges of making terroristic threats.

By Jul. 11, 2013

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Man buys clay iPad, gets put in jail for wanting refund

A UK man buys an iPad from a reputable retailer. Inside the box, he says he found merely clay. Soon after he goes to complain, he finds himself being carted to jail and accused of fraud.

By Nov. 18, 2013

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Post 'revenge porn' in California and you may go to jail

A new law in California could impose jail time and a hefty fine on people who seek revenge on their exes by posting pornographic pictures.

By Oct. 2, 2013

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Another cat accused of smuggling cell phone into jail

After a Brazilian cat was caught by security guards smuggling a cell phone and charger into a prison, authorities in Northern Russia say they've intercepted a similar feline felon.

By Jun. 3, 2013

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Yahoo's Mayer doesn't want to go to jail for treason over NSA scandal

At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explains how Yahoo is dealing with government surveillance requests, why she doesn't like phone passcodes, and what the heck happened with the new logo.

Sep. 11, 2013

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Jodi Arias dictating Twitter feed from jail

Currently standing trial in a very public event for the alleged murder of her ex-boyfriend, Arias is offering her thoughts by phone to appear on Twitter. She does not, it seems, like TV anchor Nancy Grace.

By Apr. 12, 2013

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Dad of Facebook 'massacre' joker: He's been beaten in jail

Justin Carter has been held for months in a Texas jail after joking about massacring children. His bail is $500,000. He can't get out, and his parents say he's been tormented inside.

By Jul. 3, 2013

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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 Jun. 6, 2013