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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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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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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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#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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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

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Apple privacy report details government queries

The "vast majority" of the requests for information that Apple gets from law enforcement pertain to lost or stolen devices, while a "small fraction" relate to iTunes, iCloud, or other accounts.

By November 5, 2013

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Make-A-Wish to turn San Francisco into Gotham for Batkid

A young boy fighting leukemia will get his wish to be Batkid, and the citizens of San Francisco are being called upon to help.

By November 4, 2013

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Man blames Grand Theft Auto for, um, allegedly ramming 9 cars

An Auburn student might be in trouble, after claiming that a video game caused him to allegedly steal a truck and even kidnap a woman.

By September 27, 2013

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Tangiers: A stealth game inspired by Dada, David Lynch

This sandbox-style video game about the surreal and the avant-garde is seeking support on Kickstarter -- and it's unlike anything we've ever seen.

By July 22, 2013