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Inmate Escapes by Emailing Own Release Order to Jail

A crime of 'extraordinary criminal inventiveness, deviousness': prosecutor

(Newser) - A smuggled cellphone and an online scheme that even a British judge called "ingenious" allowed a 28-year-old inmate waiting for his fraud trial to escape prison, NBC News reports. Last March, Neil Moore was housed in England's Wandsworth Prison—the same facility that once housed Julian Assange and... More »

EBay Denies Involvement in Typosquatting

Crooked affiliate was redirecting 'amazon.cm' visitors to auction site

(Newser) - EBay claims it’s not responsible for a “typosquatting” scam that redirects browsers who head to amazon.cm (a frequent misspelling of its proper .com URL) to eBay.com. “We saw this a while back,” a spokeswoman tells Silicon Alley Insider. “We noticed there was an... More »

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