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NYPD tries to make nice on Twitter, makes a mess

With stunning naivete, the New York Police Department asks twitterers to post pictures of themselves with police officers. Go on, guess what happened.

By April 22, 2014


Controversy after cops' aggressive arrest of jogger wearing earbuds

In Austin, Texas, bystanders photograph and film an arrest made by officers of a jogging woman, who claims she couldn't hear the policemen because she was wearing earbuds. The arrest, for alleged jaywalking, appears to some excessive.

By February 22, 2014


Breathalyzer says man is sober, still arrested for DWI

It seems that police in Texas sometimes refuse to accept technology's verdict and still arrest those who pass breath and blood tests.

By February 26, 2014


Cop charged with buying $15 iPhone -- from undercover cop

A sergeant in the NYPD's Internal Affairs department is caught by a sting operation set up by his fellow officers. Who would have imagined you could get an iPhone for $15?

By December 15, 2012


Texting while walking? In N.J. town, it'll cost you

One Northern New Jersey town is taking a tough stand on careless pedestrian behavior. And as some of us know, texting and walking can fall into that category.

By May 14, 2012


The 404 1,053: Where we'll never pay for that (podcast)

Leaked from today's podcast episode: Fort Lee, New Jersey, bans texting while walking, Facebook flirts with fees, and the new batch of MacBooks lost a lot of weight.

By May 14, 2012


Jaywalking with a twist

Portable Zebra Crossing misses the mark, but we admire its spirit.

By October 23, 2007


Six months later, no ISPs joining RIAA piracy fight

Internet service providers were supposed to provide the music industry with a new, powerful line of defense against illegal file sharing. It hasn't yet worked out that way.

By June 3, 2009


Hazards of BlackBerry-walking

People are increasingly walking down the street, typing into their BlackBerry or other PDA, and bumping into other pedestrians. What should we do about it?

By February 18, 2009


Google Mobile for iPhone breaks App Store rules

The company added voice search technology to its iPhone application by using techniques that are supposed to be off-limits to third-party developers, according to a pair of reports.

By November 20, 2008