Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of BlackmailAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the National Enquirer is threatening to publish revealing photographs of him unless his private investigators back off the tabloid and he accused the Enquirer of "extortion and blackmail."
Mugshot Website Operators Charged With Criminal ExtortionCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday that prosecutors in his office filed criminal extortion, money laundering and identity theft charges against four operators of a pay-for-removal mugshot website.
Ex-ESPN President Resigned After His Cocaine Dealer Threatened ExtortionThe former president of ESPN says he resigned from the sports network after an extortion plot by his cocaine dealer.
California Judge Rules Retailers Are Extorting ShopliftersA California judge rules the practice of making shoplifters pay to avoid calling in the police "is textbook extortion under California law."
New Details Emerge In Fremont Sex Tape Extortion CaseManinder Adama was charged on Monday with two felony counts of attempted extortion and four misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy.
Fremont Man Accused Of Attempting To Extort Roommates With Sex TapeA Fremont man has been arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from a couple he videotaped having sex at the apartment that he shared with them, police said Monday.
Mountain View Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Porn, Using Hidden CamerasA Mountain View man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of manufacturing and possessing child pornography, extortion and using a hidden camera to film children.
Richmond Man Arrested On Human Trafficking, Extortion ChargesA 29-year-old man was arrested Friday evening at his home in Richmond on suspicion of human trafficking, threats and extortion, San Rafael police said Sunday.
8 Ways To Protect Your Computer From Ransomware – Don’t Be A Hostage!Learn to spot ransomware and protect your computer before you become a victim. Here are a few tips to keep you from getting taken hostage.
SoCal Revenge Porn Website Creator Gets 18 Years; Charged Victims To Take Down Nude PhotosKevin Bollaert's website allowed jilted lovers and hackers to anonymously post nude photos on ugotposted.com. Victims were redirected to changemyreputation.com and charged $250 to $350 to remove them.
Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse ClaimsKesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.
California Bill Would Ban 'Extortion' By Mugshot Websites Seeking Payment To Remove Suspect PhotosA bill that would ban profit making off mugshots is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. There are at least 80 Internet companies that post mugshots and then offer to remove them for a price.
Brentwood Police Hold School Meeting On Sexting, Bullying After Middle School Girl Forced Into Sex ActsOnline bullying, kids’ access to websites and “sexting” are all topics to be covered by Brentwood police Thursday night at a meeting to remind parents that their kids’ online activity has real-world consequences.
San Leandro Man Arrested For Stealing Puppies, Selling Them On CraigslistA San Leandro man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing two puppies and putting them up for sale on Craigslist, according to police.
Ex-San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew To Serve Time In County Jail After Appeal DeniedFormer San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to perjury and extortion charges, will be serving time in county jail, after an appeal to a judge was denied on Friday.