Blackmail is a nasty business, but it's not just the stuff of movie plots: Nokia was in 2008 forced to pay "several million euros" to criminals who held its code to ransom, reports Reuters.
It's one thing if your friends, family, and neighbors find out that you've been doing some torrenting. It's a bit worse if they find out what kind of porn you like. Unluckily for horn-dog pirates everywhere, a new "pay-up-now" letter that's going around pretty explicitly threatens to go around telling people exactly…
If you think human teens take crazy risks, get a load of what fledgling birds do to get that little extra scrap of food. By throwing themselves out of their nest too early and exposing themselves to predators, the young birds force a change in how they get fed.
Enjoying a nice, refreshing Red Bull as your morning pick-me-up? Swallow now. Because apparently, your energy drink of choice has found itself the victim of some good, old-fashioned poop extortion.
Aol employee Mike Arrington is angry! The TechCrunch founder and co-editor fired off a histrionic screed yesterday directed at Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr and Hunch, with an explicit threat aimed at anyone who doesn't kowtow to him.
In a new file released by WikiLeaks, Abd Al Rahim Abdul Raza Janko told interrogators at Guantanamo Bay that he was forced to spy on Al-Qaeda when he was blackmailed with a sex tape.
Other frequently used words might be: "pay," "dollars," and "disappear." Too bad this flexible, portable silicon keyboard doesn't include a matching font—although I'm sure that can be easily remedied. [Conran Shop]