As governments look for new ways to spy on people, the commercial surveillance business is getting creative. One of the weirder offerings: a video and audio recording device hidden inside a baby seat.
Social media is a weirdo's playground. Never before in human history has it been so easy to act so creepy, without ever leaving your home. Whether it's posting a photo of your face to a coworker's Facebook wall or recreating a stranger's profile picture, there are plenty of ways to behave like a little social deviant…
Catfishing is what we call it when people lie about their identity online. It's unsettling, and it happens often: Last week, I wrote about how the DEA catfished drug dealers on Facebook by impersonating a woman arrested on drug charges. Today, Jezebel covered a disturbing story about a woman named Ellie Flynn who…
On the scale of "irritating" to "soul-boiling" telemarketers, college alumni fundraisers aren't the worst. The way that school alumni relations offices decide which former students to contact, however, is a liiittle creepy. Colleges are scouring former students' Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to figure out who to hit…
The Oculus Rift is an amazing virtual reality device and we can use it to pretend to be anywhere. We can simulate soaring through the clouds! The Rift can help you live inside your wildest dreams... and apparently that includes staring at a schoolgirl like a lecherous creep while her skirt lifts up in the wind.
Tomorrow, James Gunn ventures into wild space-opera territory with Guardians of the Galaxy. But just like Peter Jackson, Gunn started out directing gonzo horror — and we're going to take a look at the strange and miraculous journey behind the making of Slither.
Everyone's an asshole deep down. We like to gossip, whine and complain, and talk shit. You're wrong if you think I'm not talking about you, too. And, thanks to a new trend in anonymous apps, you have an outlet for all your rumor-spreading and bellyaching.
Who knows what kind of weird freak will pick you up when you use one of the popular smartphone ride-share services? Taxi drivers are terrifying enough—and they're at least regulated and licensed and can be found after they kill you. What about the Lyft stalker?
A rescue crew pulled an Oklahoma man out of a pit toilet, where he had settled into the muck of feces and urine and tampons on Sunday to watch women using the public latrine above him. Kenneth Webster Enlow, 52, is the latest American to be found at the bottom of a toilet pit, apparently for recreational purposes.
Joe Francis, founder of the bankrupt Girls Gone Wild home-video franchise, faces up to five years in prison for falsely imprisoning three young women he lured to his Los Angeles home in 2011. Francis was found guilty on Monday of holding the women against their will and assaulting one of them.
Because of recent "sextortion" cases that involved using the ol' Justin Bieber Ruse (that's a real thing), the FBI decided that they should put out a few official tips to inform the online collective on how to avoid sexual extortion.
Nick Douglas of Slacktory shows everybody how Facebook Graph Search, as awesome as it can be, will quickly devolve into a completely inappropriate search engine for finding MILFs, GILFs, pictures taken at the beach and anything of that nature. Basically, it's going to start innocently with people trying to find…
A 22-year-old man in Birmingham, England was arrested recently. His crime? Dressing up like a mannequin, stationing himself in women's restrooms at the local mall, and snapping smartphone pictures of their feet under the stalls. That's what we call a triple threat.
Over at Slate, Dear Prudence got a question from a reader involving her creepy and insecure boyfriend. Why creepy? Because the girl recently discovered that her boyfriend had hacked into her E-mail account and sifted through 5-years worth of messages. Even worse, the prick filtered searches to find emails with "date"…
So you wanna maintain your geek chic look while you're surreptitiously photographing people. ThinkGeek's got just the thing: their t-shirt shows a graphic of a spy with a camera...that's actually a real working spy camera.
This week in Stanton, Delaware, a 12-yo girl was confronted by a man driving a white van. He told her to get in. She held up her iPod Touch and said she'd dialed 911. That may have saved her life.
Enjoying your Mac FaceTime experience so far, but not seeing nearly enough genitals and/or stoned teens? Rejoice! An enterprising programmer has already created Facelette, Chatroulette for FaceTime. But be forewarned: it may require some extra precautionary measures.