It’s been a bad couple of weeks for priceless artifacts from NASA history. First, a moon-dusted sample bag from Apollo 11 was privately auctioned, and now a solid gold moon lander replica that was gifted to Neil Armstrong in 1969 has been stolen from his museum. On Sunday, a NASA investigator worried that the thieves…
Losing a computer containing unencrypted ISS codes earned NASA a stern talking-to from a House subcommittee but apparently didn't change many attitudes. NASA's just lost another and this time, it contained the personal information of every NASA employee in Kansas City.
NASA is the target of some scary hacks and and digital espionage. But if someone out there has control codes to the International Space Station, it might be because the laptop of some NASA knucklehead was stolen, and it didn't have any of the data encrypted.
Joshua Kaufman claims his MacBook was lifted from his Oakland, California apartment and the police aren't doing a thing to help him get his stolen property back. Just like the others before him, Kaufmann has a theft tracking app installed on his Mac and is posting up pictures of the alleged thief . Using Hidden,…
For the first time ever, someone's been convicted of violating the DMCA for unlocking cellphones. But don't freak out! Mohamad Majed was doing two things you aren't: unlocking thousands at a time, and allegedly funneling the profits to Hezbollah.
RIM's introducing BlackBerry Protect, a new feature that lets users wirelessly backup, restore, and locate their lost BlackBerrys for free. Basically your already very secure BlackBerry will be even safer. And you didn't have to pay a penny.
When your stuff gets stolen, FILL OUT A POLICE REPORT. Consumerist reader Alisa is figuring this out the hard way after Apple received her stolen phone for repair. Even though it's clearly hers, they refuse to return it. UPDATED:
Not content with stealing a UK woman's laptop, iPhone, Nintendo DS and handbag—a shithead burglar has logged into her Facebook account, leaving messages like "on my new laptop", "listening to music on my new phone feels so good."
GadgetTrak, an anti-theft tracking system, claimed its first victory, and we're pretty impressed. An iMac was stolen two weeks ago, and the thief wasn't clever enough to reformat. Big mistake: GadgetTrak managed to find his location and took his photo.
According to a police report, 19-year old Jesse Phoutthaphaphone...pppppthft was sitting by a cracked window in his home, typing on MySpace when a thief suddenly popped in the window and stole the laptop right out of his hands.
As is common practice with phones on corporate networks, that prototype HTC phone with Windows Mobile 6.5 on it stolen from Telstra's CEO was remotely wiped after it was reported swiped.
Noah Shachtman over at Wired has a very interesting look at iRobot's six year battle with Robotic FX, a company started by a former employee who allegedly (and probably) stole schematics and plans in order to build a competitor. There's too much detail to work into a short summary, but Jameel Ahed, the former…
However unbearable your work environment is, it could be worse. For instance, this network/systems administrator in a district courthouse somewhere in Louisiana hates his boss so much that he's apparently stolen her iPod touch right out from under her and now he's selling it on eBay.
Essentially the female version of the 8-Bit Tie, these "Stolen Jewels" designs from Mike and Maaike are pixelized jewelry that you can actually wear. Sure, they look like they're either made out of paper or cheap cloth, but it's the idea that counts.
Jim Jannard, founder of Oakley sunglasses, and the man behind the high-pixel-count Red One HD camcorder has enemies. The camcorder, which is capable of ultra high-definition (4,520 x 2540 pixels) video in a $17.5K camera, had some prototypes and docs stolen from Red HQ last night. Since all competing gear is no less…