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How the Ferguson Protests Convinced Me We Don't Need Cell Phone Kill Switches

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

The government's quick willingness to shut down communications is what got me (and others) thinking about the kill switch. It makes it very easy for police to simply shut down all cell phones using the technology to stifle coverage and communication.

Postscript: Big City, Small World

Michele Oberholtzer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Detroit
Michele Oberholtzer

I wish we could follow them back to their respective apartments to find all the stolen bounty that had long ago been given up for lost. I wish we had a CSI-style investigation that resulted in the resolution of dozens of cold cases. But it was not to be

Is Cash Obsolete?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Younger generations use plastic and electronic payments more than anyone. Look at PayPal, Amazon and iTunes. It's just a natural thing for them. While older generations prefer cash and checks.

ID Theft -- It's a Matter of When

Mark Steber | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Identity theft is everywhere and takes many forms and new scams are appearing every day.

Wage Theft Is Grim Business

Rory Lancman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Rory Lancman

Wage theft is particularly prevalent among low-wage workers, such as those in the restaurant, retail, home health care and personal and repair services industries. Misclassification touches more traditionally middle class industries, such as construction and trucking.

It Should Be a Crime, But Isn't

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime
Gini Graham Scott

Imagine the scenario. You have a contract with someone to do something, you pay them, then they not only don't give you the final product, but they st...

Jameis Winston Cited For Stealing Crab Legs From Supermarket

BroBible | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

Crab legs from a Publix? How does one even go about stealing those? That’s about the least inconspicuous thing one could possibly steal. Since he wa...

Man Steals Girl's Dog On A First Date

Barstool Sports | Posted 04.21.2014 | Weird News

No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV. ...

19-Year-Old Notre Dame Bro Breaks Into A Day Spa To Eat All The Hot Pockets

BroBible | Posted 04.03.2014 | Weird News

Wow, Notre Dame. It’s not in your Catholic nature to do things like this. One shameless Notre Dame 19-year-old breaks into a day spa with a flower p...

Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

One of the best ways to defend ourselves against scammers is to know what their tricks are, and how to avoid them -- then you can go back to actually enjoying your vacation.

HERS by ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (VIDEO)

Joanne Spataro | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Joanne Spataro

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon resigned on Wednesday after being indicted and arrested for bribery and corruption charges. The weirdest thi...

REPORT: Thieves Pose With Stolen Vehicles On Facebook

Posted 02.25.2014 | Crime

Authorities in England have jailed a pair of brazen thieves who they say displayed expensive stolen goods on Facebook. A judge last week sentenced ...

WWII Veteran Allegedly Conned By 'Beautiful Scam Artist'

David Lohr | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

Police in Florida say they are searching for a young woman who allegedly bilked an 86-year-old World War II veteran out of several thousand dollars. ...

David Lohr

17-Year-Old Fired From Walmart Allegedly Scams Store Out Of $39,000

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.11.2014 | Crime

A 17-year-old Oklahoma boy fired from Walmart for stealing scammed the superstore out of thousands of dollars, authorities said. "He's intelligent,...

Recovered Violin Confirmed As Stolen Stradivarius

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The rare multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen last month from a concert violinist in Wisconsin has been recovered, police...

Why the Insane Danger of Posting on Craigslist Hit Way Too Close to Home for Me

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Beware everyone. There are truly evil people out there waiting to harm others for merchandise. In many cases, there is little value for human life in the pursuit of money or things. Keep this knowledge with you as you post on sites like Craigslist. So stay safe.

Lindsay Lohan The Victim Of Airport Theft

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Lindsay Lohan recently traveled to Shanghai for the Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards, but she had a little trouble en route. The 27-year-old's laptop w...

4 Business Rip-offs and How to Dodge Them

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Each year, small businesses in America lose billions of dollars unnecessarily--and unless they're aware of the risks, companies around the country con...

Dear E-Scammer: Yes, Send Me Your Money

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Andrew Lam

I am frightfully sorry to hear about the heart attack that felled your husband, the multi-millionaire landowner in Kwekwe Midlands province, Zimbabwe, and must apologize for this belated reply. But you see, you've written me at a most inopportune time.

Nonprofit Fraud Robs Charities of Substantial Dollars

Eugene Fram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Some directors argue boards can do little to prevent fraud. I argue that every director should know enough about finances to raise issues about questionable activities.

If You Let Your Guns Get Stolen, You're a Menace to Society

Tom Harvey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Tom Harvey

The possibility that a stolen gun will result in the owner being identified and being held responsible for negligence is a strong incentive to improve storage practices.

Small Crimes Leave a Big Impression

Dan Levitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Dan Levitz

I had a strong realization that of the crimes I've experienced first-hand, by far, the most long-lasting effects were from those committed in the context of personal relationships.

Whose Lot Is It, Anyway?

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

People generally go about life making choices and only sometimes taking the time to contemplate the morality of those decisions... especially when everyone else is doing the same thing.

Instead of Monitoring Employees, Try Motivating Them

Adam Grant | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Several years ago, a forest products company was losing about $1 million a year due to employee theft. After a few simple policy changes, theft dropped to near zero, and it stayed there for at least three years -- with no monitoring at all.

Property Rights and Wrongs in Deuteronomy

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

Some people say that when you pay taxes -- income tax, sales tax, property tax, etc. -- you are giving your money to the government. Many resent this; some even consider it illegitimate. But this is a mistake.