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Ex-NBA star pleads guilty to $15,000 Apple store theft

Technically Incorrect: Former college and pro star Rex Chapman says he was high on pain medications and remembers little of the seven times he allegedly pretended to self-checkout.

By September 9, 2015


UK declares war on the Web's memory

Technically Incorrect: The UK government is ordering Google to remove links to stories about links to stories. Got that?

By August 20, 2015


I wore a Ghostbusters suit for a week, and here's what I learned

When you need someone to walk around in a Ghostbusters jumpsuit, who ya gonna call? CNET guinea pig Danny Gallagher, who learned a lot about himself (and heat exhaustion) from the adventure.

By August 14, 2015


Ex-NBA star arrested for allegedly stealing from Apple store

Rex Chapman, formerly a player and executive in the NBA, is accused of stealing $14,000 worth of merchandise from the Apple store in Scottsdale, Ariz.

By September 20, 2014


People more likely to shoplift meat than iPhone 4 this Christmas

According to store security experts, gadgets--and the iPhone in particular--are only the fourth most likely shoplifted item. No. 1? Filet Mignon.

By December 4, 2011


Making bogus bar codes: Just how hard is it?

First it was shoplifting, then it was ticket-switching, and now it's bar code fraud. Just how easy is it to make a fraudulent UPC? Easier than you think. But getting away with the crime is a different story.

By May 25, 2012


Making fake bar codes: It's way easier than you think

First it was shoplifting, then ticket-switching. Now it's bar code fraud. Just how difficult is it to fake up a UPC label that reports a lower price? Not that hard, it turns out -- but getting away with it is another story. CNET's Jonas Tichenor reports.

May 29, 2012


The smartest flat-screen thief ever

Thinner flat-screens will surely be in at CES. In this ad, for LG, a thief shows precisely how to steal one from your local electronics store.

By January 7, 2012


Pro-copyright group takes SOPA to task

When defending intellectual property rights, the influential Heritage Foundation often sounds like it's channeling Hollywood lobbyists. But not when it comes to the Stop Online Piracy Act.

By December 21, 2011


Yelp to pull critical reviews of anti-gay marriage bridal store

A bridal store refuses to sell a wedding dress to a gay woman because of her sexual orientation. The store quickly receives a backlash on Yelp. But do these reviews break Yelp's guidelines? Yelp says yes and is pulling the reviews.

By August 18, 2011