Month: January 2012

duh, doughertys: sibling gang plans prison break

The middle brother of the infamous Dougherty Gang may have wanted to break out of prison, but he didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. “I have enjoyed staying here, so don’t take any of this personal,” wrote Dylan Stanley Dougherty, 26, who faces six counts of attempted murder along with 17 other complaints, in a […] Read more…

living large: kim dotcom’s wild ride

He’s accused of being one of the world’s most notorious digital pirates, and he’s captured a lot of treasure during his colorful career. Before he was tossed behind bars, Kim Dotcom was sailing through life in opulent style, jetting around the world, hobnobbing with bikini-clad beauties and racing fancy cars. The 37-year-old was head of […] Read more…

cyberspace war: hackers strike feds after megaupload bust

By Kase Wickman and Luke Kummer Swizz Beatz just got the U.S. Justice Department taken off line. Amid the powder keg of controversy inspired by new antipiracy legislation in Congress, a match was struck yesterday: The popular file-sharing site MegaUpload — linked to big-name rapper/producer Swizz Beatz, the husband of singer Alicia Keys — was […] Read more…

the bronies take manhattan

The only hint of their presence in Midtown’s Hotel Pennsylvania—the lobby still garlanded for the holiday season and crowded with milling tourists—was a 20-something guy shuffling around in medium-rinse jeans and a lackluster black leather jacket. He might have been one of the tourists himself were it not for the fluorescent pastel sign he held […] Read more…