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China jails counterfeiters over Microsoft fakes

China has cracked down on a global software-counterfeiting syndicate, with 11 "ringleaders" now facing up to six-and-a-half years in jail.

By Jan. 3, 2009


Digital City 94: Why isn't cable TV dead yet? Plus, laser guns for jails, and a live MIDI guitar demo

This week, a heated argument breaks out over the cable TV regulatory landscape (we're sure you were just thinking about that as well). Plus, check out footage of a new laser weapon ready for use at LA County jails, and groove to some live music.

By Aug. 24, 2010


In New York, a fight brews between renewable energy and jails

Green businesses can bring blue-collar jobs back to the U.S. and solve health and social problems, says an activist. But getting it off the ground isn't easy.

By Feb. 7, 2008


WhatsApp hacked by Palestinian protesters, site defaced

WhatsApp was briefly hacked this morning, with its website defaced by someone claiming to be the KDMS team, a group of Palestinian hackers.

By Oct. 8, 2013


FCC puts cap on prison phone rates

The Federal Communications Commission passes an order that will limit how much phone companies can charge inmates for making calls, reining in what activists say are excessively high rates.

By Aug. 9, 2013


Jailed hacker allowed into IT class, hacks prison computers

Nicholas Webber, serving five years for creating a hacker's forum site, is somehow invited into an IT class in jail. The consequences are difficult.

By Mar. 3, 2013


Cat tries to smuggle cell phone into prison

Brazilian police have detained a cat that entered a prison compound with a cell phone, accessories, and a saw strapped to its body.

By Jan. 6, 2013


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 Dec. 6, 2012


VCs' next big things: Big data, drugs, and education

Five of the most influential tech investors, including Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, highlight their top 10 trends for the next five years during a panel discussion.

By May. 23, 2012