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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 March 15, 2013

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Behold 250 new emoji: Vulcan symbol, floppy disks, and more

The Unicode Consortium updates its emoji file with hundreds of new characters, ranging from a John Travolta-like disco dancer to a joystick.

By June 17, 2014

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Who needs opposable thumbs? Not this Jenga-playing cat

Internet, meet Moe. Moe is a cat who plays Jenga. For reals!

By May 27, 2014

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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 February 14, 2012

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iMessage bug swats iPhone owners who switch to Android

Users who switch to Android report they can't receive messages from iPhone users who previously communicated with them over iMessage.

By January 5, 2012

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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

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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 August 15, 2012

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Accidental butt-dial brings SWAT team to school

A man who works in a school claims the cell phone in his pocket was too close to his bottom and ends up calling his last-dialed number, his wife's. His wife hears gangster-like words and calls the police.

By January 5, 2011

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Assault skills on display as SWAT teams compete (photos)

A West Coast SWAT team competition lets elite agents compare their prowess and share their techniques in real-life scenarios.

16 Images By September 17, 2010

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Unable to beat Netflix, Blockbuster swats at GameFly

Blockbuster adds game rentals to its by-mail service. It will offer over 3,000 titles, in addition to the 95,000 movies and television shows it currently offers.

By August 10, 2010