Five of Physics's Greatest Sex Scandals

Physicists need love, too. Just ask Paul Frampton, the physics professor who was sentenced recently after an alleged scam involving drugs and a bikini model. » 11/28/12 9:00am 11/28/12 9:00am

Is a Google Contractor Trying to Destroy OpenStreetMap? (UPDATED)

Well, this is bad. OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia of world maps, has been vandalized, with someone deliberately screwing up its data. Worse, the offending IP addresses seem to be coming from a set belonging to Google India. Careful where you drive. » 1/17/12 10:35am 1/17/12 10:35am

The Full Sexual Fumblings That Got HP CEO Mark Hurd Fired

It's only been a little over a year since former HP CEO Mark Hurd resigned in a hailstorm of innuendo and disgrace, but—with HP having had two CEOs and a webOS saga since then—it already feels like ancient history. So this, er, blow by blow of sexual harassment charges dug up by AllThingsD? Strictly for you lovers of… » 12/30/11 8:50am 12/30/11 8:50am

Rumor: Rupert Murdoch May Resign As CEO of News Corp

Whoa, all those scandals and that hacking incident must have taken their toll on Rupert Murdoch. CNBC suggests the News Corp CEO may resign his postion and turn over control of the company to COO Chase Carey. [Twitter and Reuters] » 7/18/11 7:59pm 7/18/11 7:59pm

In Defense of Sleazy Journalism

As delightful as it's been to watch Rupert Murdoch's British fiefdom slowly drown in a foul swamp of wickedness and criminality, it's worth remembering that all good reporters are amoral monsters and that without a lot of highly questionable behavior on the part of sordid hacks around the world, we wouldn't know half… » 7/13/11 1:18pm 7/13/11 1:18pm

Where Did the Word "Sexting" Come From?

Sexting starting off like one of those stupid terms nobody actually uses, like netiquette. But now it's on CNN nigh daily. So where'd this strange neologism come from? The internet has an answer! » 6/10/11 1:40pm 6/10/11 1:40pm

Apple's Already Being Sued Over the iPhone Tracking Scandal

News of the tracking bug in Apple's iPhone and iPads broke only six days ago, but already Apple's been hit with a lawsuit by two customers, with the possibility of it being elevated to class action status. » 4/26/11 6:50am 4/26/11 6:50am

Congress and FCC Also Wanna Know Why Your iPhone's Secretly Tracking…

There was a minor media frenzy over Apple secretly tracking your iPhone 4 today, so naturally the government wants in on the action. The FCC and representatives from both houses of Congress have said they'll look into the matter. » 4/20/11 6:58pm 4/20/11 6:58pm

How Good Is Charlie Sheen for a Porn Star's Career?

Kacey Jordan, the porn star who smoked crack with Charlie Sheen shortly before his hospitalization, shared some good news today: Her "babe rank" just skyrocketed! How good is a Charlie Sheen scandal for a porn star's career? A quantitative investigation. » 1/31/11 10:20pm 1/31/11 10:20pm

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd Lands Co-President Job at Oracle

Following Reuters' sources-led report on Oracle offering former HP top man Mark Hurd a job, the Wall Street Journal has confirmed it. Hurd will be co-president of the Oracle brand (reporting to his public supporter CEO Larry Ellison), and will sit on the board of directors. He'll share co-presidency duties with Safra… » 9/07/10 3:12am 9/07/10 3:12am

Verizon Mocking Abu Ghraib Torture to Sell Droids? (Update: Not Verizon)

This bizarre commercial just started popping up, and frankly, we're almost too confused to be offended. UPDATED: Verizon says the ad was not produced by or in any way affiliated with them. » 8/26/10 4:58pm 8/26/10 4:58pm

Top Aide to Ex-CEO Mark Hurd Leaves HP

Caprice Fimbres McIlvaine, former head of internal communications at HP and a top aide to Mark Hurd, has left the company. Why? Well, the fact that she was the person to got sexxxxy, lawsuit-firing Jodie Fisher hired might have something to do with it. But hey, I'm no detective. [Fortune] » 8/12/10 10:31am 8/12/10 10:31am

Woman's Horror at Google Street View Photo of Child's Bottom

Poor old Claire Rowlands felt "angry, disgusted and upset" after stumbling across a photo of her three-year-old kid Louis on Google's Street View tool—thanks to her child's bottom being served up to (possibly depraved) people on the internet. » 6/30/10 5:40am 6/30/10 5:40am

Young Girls: Do Not Give Up Your Sexting Virginity to Half the High…

Look, teenage girls of America: You have got to save your sexting virginity until you meet someone really special. Not some random "male acquaintance." Because that's when the police get involved. » 12/24/09 8:00pm 12/24/09 8:00pm

G-Men Finally Clear Out of 1 Infinite Loop For Good

The Wall Street Journal today is reporting that the Justice Department has concluded its criminal investigation into Apple's stock backdating shenanigans once and for all. Everything's coming up Jobs! » 7/10/08 10:03am 7/10/08 10:03am

Steve Jobs just got subpoenaed by the SEC on the subject of stock backdating, but it's not what you might think: according to reports, he's only there to testify against Apple former general counsel Nancy Heinen, and is not part of an SEC investigation. [Reuters] » 9/20/07 9:33am 9/20/07 9:33am