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Another cat accused of smuggling cell phone into jail

After a Brazilian cat was caught by security guards smuggling a cell phone and charger into a prison, authorities in Northern Russia say they've intercepted a similar feline felon.

By Jun. 3, 2013


Flying-iPad smuggling operation busted

Criminals fail to see Hollywood-style story to its end, get busted shuttling Apple goodies over a border via zip line.

By Aug. 8, 2011


Housewives caught smuggling iPads into China

Fourteen housewives, allegedly in possession of 88 iPads, as well as other gadgets, are detained while crossing the border from Hong Kong.

By Dec. 9, 2010


Smuggling Internet phone service across borders

Net phone service gets taxed in Panama. So people are just signing up in the U.S. instead.

By Aug. 2, 2004


Xbox overdose makes home-arrest prisoner beg for jail

A New Zealand man nearing the end of home detention sentence just can't stand another day with his Xbox, so he asks the police to take him to jail.

By Jun. 6, 2013


'Hobbit' villains suffer vitamin D deficiency, researcher says

The evil creatures in Middle-earth may be paying for their dark ways with a vitamin D deficiency.

By Dec. 16, 2013


In Syria, a detained Internet activist remains in limbo

Two years ago this week, authorities arrested a computer programmer, Bassel Khartabil, involved in protests against the Syrian government. There's still no word on when he'll be released.

By Mar. 11, 2014


Bitcoin comes under scrutiny from New York regulators

The state's Department of Financial Services issues several subpoenas to companies and people associated with virtual currencies, including Marc Andreessen and the Winklevoss twins.

By Aug. 12, 2013


Apple slapped with lawsuit over mandatory employee bag checks

After allegedly being made to stand in line for "required but uncompensated security checks," former retail store employees sue the iPhone-maker for dozens of hours of unpaid wages.

By Jul. 29, 2013


Calif. mulls criminalizing cell phones in prison

A California lawmaker is trying to make possessing a cell phone in state prisons a crime to crack down on the number of contraband cell phones in prisons.

By Apr. 14, 2009