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Security reporter hit by 'swatting' attack

A well-respected computer security reporter says he was the target of a con that sent an armed SWAT team to his front door.

By Mar. 15, 2013


It takes a village: Group bug-swatting for the iPhone

Users are resorting to makeshift solutions for iPhone bugs and some compatibility issues are resolved.

By Jul. 11, 2007


LAPD faces off with Call of Duty statue in game studio raid

Placing a life-size statue of a gunman in a window may not be the best idea, but that's what the LAPD confronted when officers stormed the offices of Robotoki.

By May. 31, 2013


Could cyborg insects act as first responders?

DARPA-funded research looks at how to bug bugs and generate electricity from their movements and body heat.

By Nov. 27, 2011


Xbox 360 threat leads to SWAT team raid

A Texas boy claims that while playing Xbox 360 Call of Duty online, someone in a chat room threatens to hack his information and get a SWAT team to his house. The SWAT team duly arrives. Panic ensues.

By Feb. 14, 2012


So I went to Best Buy to confuse an iPad with a Samsung

Posing as a naive human being (not hard), I went into a Best Buy to see whether it is humanly possible to confuse the two tablets. The experience was instructive.

By Aug. 15, 2012


Sometimes we get it right: FTC slaps down N-Data's improper use of patents

Sometimes the US gets it right on patents.

By Jan. 29, 2008


OpenSUSE 11.1: A new license signals renewed community

Novell is improving its license for openSUSE to improve the community-development activities that come with it.

By Dec. 18, 2008


Hands-on with the PlayStation Move

After trying out both the Microsoft Kinect and Nintendo 3DS, we got to test-drive the third big hardware product of E3 2010, Sony's PlayStation Move.

By Jun. 16, 2010


Debunking Linux kernel myths, Greg Kroah-Hartman style

Think you know how the Linux kernel is developed? Think again

By Dec. 10, 2007