Most people have heard that the American penny costs more to manufacture than it’s worth, but Canada really has us beat. In 2007, the country unveiled an enormous, 220-pound gold coin with a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars and a metal value of around 5 million of the same (or about $3.8 million American).…
Brazilian police arrested the vice president of Facebook in Latin America because WhatsApp did not comply with a court order to share data.
The tables have turned a bit more! Police claim they've got two more members of the world's foremost celebrity hacker groups, LulzSec and Anonymous, in custody. And one of them was living (and hacking!) homeless in San Francisco.
Remember a couple weeks ago when some nutter strapped a bomb to a young Australian woman's neck? Well, they think they've got the guy, and he was in hiding in the boonies in Kentucky.
New York was just the start: the FBI's knocked (on? down?) doors in Florida, New Jersey, and California today, Fox News reports—part of what the FBI is describing as a wide assault on the nebulous collective.
How does one steal nearly $1 million worth of electronics and hardware from storage giant EMC? Easy: Just use a small bag and lots of patience. Unfortunately for the thief, not getting caught while doing this proved slightly more difficult.
It's like a tradition. Last year's idiot was 18-year-old James Miller. This year's idiot: 19-year-old Nebraskan Matthew Nieveen, who was arrested on Halloween for driving with a BAC twice the legal limit. While wearing a breathalyzer costume.
This summer the issue of recording on-duty police officers—and consequent phone and camera confiscations—has received a great deal of attention. Here's how to make sure your coverage won't get lost should you find yourself in such a situation.
Pro tip: When you post a Craigslist ad proposing an iPad-for-"blue dream straight outta Cali" marijuana trade and also post a picture of said illegal substance for all to see, the local police will find and arrest you.
What started as a routine traffic stop ended with a Colorado teen doing hard time. The offense? Not returning a "House of Flying Daggers" DVD to his local library. Come on, Colorado. You're better than that.
We first wrote about the Cruzin Cooler, literally a motorized cooler scooter, here on Giz way back in 2006. Frankly, we're kind of baffled today that it took more than two years for the thing to log its first DWI arrest. First of all, yes, the Cruzin Cooler counts as a vehicle, and that is why Whitehall, NY resident…
First the NYC stunt and now this? A man postering the hell out of Austin with gaudy Zune posters has been arrested. Besides the fact that the guy is putting GIANT posters up on seemingly small lightposts, it doesn't seem like that big of a deal, but there are probably laws in Texas against those kind of things. Wait,…