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Judge Holds Himself in Contempt for Cellphone Violation

"I thought it would never happen to me," said Judge Raymond Voet, who is the chief judge in Ionia County, Michigan. He was referring to the fact that his cellphone made noise in court on April 13 during a trial….



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If You’re Greek, Someone Probably Just Stole Your Identity

Potential math-test question for Greek children: If someone steals nine million computer files containing the personal data of Greek citizens, and the population of Greece is 11 million, what percentage of Greek citizens have had their personal data stolen? The…


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Jet Skier Who “Breached” JFK Security Pleads Guilty to Trespassing

Daniel Casillo, the stranded jet skier who walked through the über-high-tech security system at JFK Airport without being detected, has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespassing charges but is also suing the Port Authority for alleged mistreatment. The Port Authority is…


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$100 Million Security System Breached by Drunken Jet Skier

Multiply this by about 1,000 to get an idea of the problem with our entire approach to security post-9/11. Sorry—I meant 1,000 times the wasted money, although I imagine that 1,000 drunken jet skiers could wreak a lot of havoc…



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Two More Plaintiffs Are Mad at Siri Now

As I mentioned earlier, somebody sued Apple earlier this month claiming that the electronic assistant "Siri" who lurks in each iPhone 4S does not work as advertised. Two weeks later – but only a day or two after the first…



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Non-Standard Explanation Offered for Bugging Wife’s Bedroom

According to this report in the Beaver County Times, a 66-year-old Raccoon Township man has been charged with invasion of privacy and felony interception of communications for hiding a listening device under his wife's bed. (Yes, the fact that this…


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Note: Before Attaching Ankle Monitor, Make Sure Leg Is Real

Because if the leg is detachable, that defeats the purpose of attaching a monitor to it. Unless your goal is to keep track of the leg, in which case no problem, but normally that's not what you're after. In August, The…