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  • Did Feds’ Use of Fake Cell Tower Constitute a Search?
    By on November 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    hessian writes with this story in Wired: “Federal authorities used a fake Verizon cellphone tower to zero in on a suspect’s wireless card, and say they were perfectly within their rights to do so, even without a warrant. But the feds don’t seem to want that legal logic challenged in court by the alleged identity thief they nabbed using the spoofing device, known generically as a stingray. So the government is telling a court for the first (more…)



  • Fake craigslist ad leads orgy-seeker to wrong house
    By on May 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The chain of events that followed led to the arrest Monday of Richard Zeh, 29, of Newington, on several charges, including second-degree burglary, fourth-degree sexual assault, first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. His bail was set at $250,000, and he remained in custody after his arrest.

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  • Gaming, Hollywood Style: Fake Videogames From Movies and TV
    By on January 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    As videogames become more ingrained in our culture, they pop up more often films, literature, and television. Nowadays, most big-budget Hollywood projects write name-brand games into their scripts when called for.

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  • Using computerized vision analysis to spot fake art
    By on January 6, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Using a method typically used in vision research, scientists have found a way to determine the authenticity of certain works of art by comparing mathematical representations of authentic works to possible imitations.

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  • Fake Obama Thesis Story Goes Viral, Because Of Stupidity
    By on October 24, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Okay, let’s get you up to speed on the incredibly true story about how a bunch of right-wingers got taken in by some satiric blog post on Barack Obama’s college thesis, written ages ago, and frantically presented it as real. Months ago, some blogger crafted a fake news story about how Time Magazine’s Joe Klein had obtained ten pages of

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