Technology

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…




Woman Argues Google Maps Was Her Personal Advisor

According to On Point News, the woman who alleged she was hit by a car after following walking directions provided by Google Maps is now arguing that Google can be held liable because it provided her with "individual advice." As…


Iraqi Treasury Gets Partial Refund on Magic Wands

On Wednesday, the Iraqi Interior Ministry reportedly said it had recovered the equivalent of $20 million that the government lost due to corruption. Unfortunately, that's only a fraction of the amount it lost to people who duped it into buying…


TSA Worker Gets Two Years for Planting Logic Bomb

Wired magazine reports that a 46-year-old TSA data analyst has been sentenced to two years in prison for loading "logic bomb" software on the system at the TSA’s Colorado Springs Operations Center. The CSOC system is responsible for screening TSA workers…


Someone Else Not to Friend on Facebook: Your Victim

Best not to have victims at all, of course, but if you must, keep them at arm’s length. FindLaw reports (via WHDH.com) that a thief was arrested in Taunton, Massachusetts, after accepting a “friend” request on Facebook by an unknown person…


Malaysia: No Mocking the Sultan on Facebook

The last time I wrote about Malaysia, in 2009, a sharia court there had decided that yes, the law did indeed allow the authorities to beat a woman for the heinous offense of drinking a beer. Last week, the equally pleasant Malaysian police…


TSA: Trouser Search Administration

Credit where credit is due: as I have said before, I think “Thousands Standing Around” is hilariously funny, but if nobody has suggested “Trouser Search Administration” yet I am hereby staking my claim to that one. This excellent post by Colin Samuels has…


Google Maps Blamed for Invasion

Bad enough that Google Maps allegedly caused a woman to be hit by a car because its route told her to walk along a highway and failed to warn her that said highway posed certain risks (namely cars). Now it…