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Tiny car-key mobile phones could be banned after prison strife

Mini mobiles made to look just like posh car key fobs could be banned after concerns they're too easy to smuggle into prisons.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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Neighbor banned from Web after naked man shows up at woman's house

In an apparent attempt at humor, Jason Willis put his neighbor's address and picture in a Craigslist sex-solicitation ad. Soon, she was receiving male callers, one of whom was not exactly dressed.

By Feb. 14, 2014

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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

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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

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Google Glass banned at Guantanamo

After a reporter from the Miami Herald tries to wear her Google Glass around Guantanamo Bay, a sign is erected banning the use.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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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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The 404 1,259: Where we blow smoke up your tower (podcast)

San Francisco has a big problem with iPhone theft, so the SFPD has taken to undercover sting operations to get to the source of the racket. Some say their tactics entrap law-abiding citizens into a transaction; others applaud its ingenuity. This and more on today's 404!

By Apr. 29, 2013

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Five ways Google could help start an apocalypse

Humanoid (and cheetahoid) robots with access to your calendar and home automation systems gone bad are examples of how the "don't be evil" company could morph into a sci-fi franchise.

By Jan. 29, 2014

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Inmate sues over the 'right' to read Facebook from prison

Federal appeals court rejects inmate's claim of a First Amendment right to receive printouts of Facebook pages through the U.S. mail.

By Oct. 15, 2012

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Facebook to delete prison inmates' active accounts

Social-networking giant is working with prison officials to prevent inmates from using their user accounts to deliver threats or unwanted sexual advances.

By Aug. 9, 2011