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Prosecutor poses as accused killer's ex-girlfriend on Facebook, fired

An Ohio prosecutor believes that he must break two witnesses' alibis in a murder case. He goes on Facebook, pretends to be the accused's ex-girlfriend and tries to contact the witnesses. His bosses aren't impressed.

By Jun. 8, 2013


Prosecutor in Aaron Swartz 'hacking' case comes under fire

Carmen Ortiz was being talked about last month as the next Massachusetts governor. Now she's being investigated for threatening the late Aaron Swartz with decades in prison.

By Jan. 15, 2013


FTC hires ex-DOJ prosecutor for Google antitrust probe

Beth Wilkinson, a former Justice Department prosecutor, will reportedly play a key role in deciding whether to launch an antitrust suit against Google.

By Apr. 27, 2012


Hacker offers advice to prosecutor in AT&T-iPad case

Member of the hacker group being investigated for a data leak at AT&T's iPad site sends bizarre e-mail to assistant U.S. attorney.

By Nov. 17, 2010


Prosecutor: Cloud computing is security's frontier

Software piracy model is becoming obsolete as programs are increasingly distributed over the Net, making targets of cloud computing centers, U.S. attorney says.

By Jul. 10, 2009


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 Apr. 19, 2014


Russia blocks access to several Web sites critical of Putin

Russian government orders ISPs to cut access to a handful of opposition Web sites, some of which have criticized recent military incursions on the Crimean peninsula.

By Mar. 13, 2014


Judge holds himself in contempt for his cell phone

A Michigan judge holds himself in contempt of court and pays a $25 fine after his smartphone interrupts legal proceedings. "Judges are humans," he says. "They're not above the rules."

By Apr. 16, 2013