Tag Archive: Prison

iCloud hacker behind ‘The Fappening’ faces five years in prison

Almost 19 months after the mass leaking of naked celeb photos known as “The Fappening,” a man has been arrested for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act — and faces up to five years in prison as a result. Ryan Collins of Pennsylvania is pleading guilty to hijacking more than 100 accounts using phishing emails disguised as official […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Former Apple exec gets prison sentence and $4.5m fine for leaks

A crooked former Apple manager will serve one year in prison and pay a whopping $ 4.5 million fine for leaking details of future Apple products. Paul Shin Devine faced a maximum of twenty years behind bars for selling secrets to…Read more ›

Burglar Who Stole Steve Jobs’s Computer Is Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

Jobs's Palo Alto home while undergoing renovation.

Jobs’s Palo Alto home while undergoing renovation.

A burglar who broke into Steve Jobs’s Palo Alto home last August and stole $ 60,000 worth of goods — including Jobs’s wallet and his computer — has been handed a seven-year prison sentence. Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda, was sentenced at the Santa Clara Superior Court on Monday.

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If You Have An iPhone In Prison, It Has Probably Been In Someones Butt

Most of us are hopefully unfamiliar with the prison scene, soGizmodo has taken an interesting look at technology in Californias San Quentin State Prison. The series is called Lockdown, and the latest installment focuses on how smartphones are used behind bars. Phones in prison are a hot item, going for $ 300 to $ 700 behind bars. Inmates use them to communicate with the outside world and orchestrate nefarious activities  [Read More…]

Three People Sent to Prison in China Over iPad 2 Leaks

Wall Street Journal reports that three guys have been sent to prison as they have facilitated in leaking information about iPad 2 prior to its release. The court announced the decision Tuesday in statements on its official account at Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging service in China. It said that Xiao Chengsong, general manager of Shenzhen MacTop Electronics Co., had offered 20,000 yuan, or about $ 3,000, plus discounts on MacTop products to a former  [Read More…]