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Uber disputes kidnapping claims

A Los Angeles woman claims her Uber driver drove her 20 miles off her route and took her to an abandoned parking lot. Uber says the driver was dealing with an intoxicated passenger.

By October 14, 2014

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Ep. 1352: Where we kidnap our childhood

An app that lets you sign up for a voluntary kidnapping, nerds spending way too much money on one-word Twitter accounts, LA rolls back a pathetically disorganized iPad rollout to high school students, the answer to why "The Simpsons" is still unavailable to stream, and a very long analysis of the family dynamic in "Full House."

By September 27, 2013

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The 404 1,352: Where we kidnap our childhood (podcast)

An app that lets you sign up for a voluntary kidnapping, nerds spending way too much money on one-word Twitter accounts, LA rolls back a pathetically disorganized iPad rollout to high school students, the answer to why "The Simpsons" is still unavailable to stream, and a very long analysis of the family dynamic in "Full House."

By September 27, 2013

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After fatal Lyft crash, insurance coverage questions arise

A Lyft passenger was killed in an accident near Sacramento, Calif., over the weekend, but it looks like the ride-sharing service's insurance will cover it.

By November 3, 2014

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Uber driver charged with battery on SF rider

A driver is cited after he allegedly pulled a passenger out of his car and then smashed her phone.

By October 21, 2014

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How risky is your Uber ride? Maybe more than you think

When you agree to Uber's terms and conditions, you basically sign your life away, consumer advocates say. So then, what happens when a driver hits you on the head with a hammer, as one passenger claims?

By October 8, 2014

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Facial recognition tech leads feds to fugitive after 14 years

A cold case comes back to life after facial recognition software recognizes an alleged US outlaw who'd been hiding out in Nepal.

By August 12, 2014

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#BringBackOurGirls illustrates the power of a hashtag

After more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls are kidnapped, a viral hashtag makes the world pay attention.

By May 8, 2014

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Samsung kidnaps iPhone 5 owner on 'Conan'

Just as an intern for "Conan" gets an exclusive, advance iPhone 5, men in dark suits arrive. It is patently painful.

By September 14, 2012

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Police's search for missing boy finds he existed only on Facebook

A 2-year-old boy is reported missing in France by his supposed great aunt. It takes some time before police realize the boy and his father are mere Facebook constructs.

By April 19, 2014