In Pictures: The 10 worst tech screwups of 2012 (so far)

Among a bounty of flops, flubs, and faceplants, Cringely picks tech's 10 biggest blunders we've seen in the first half of the year

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9. For Apple, "j***break" is a four-letter word

Who says Apple doesn't have a sense of humor? On the same day that hearings were being held on whether to amend the DMCA to continue to allow jailbreaking of iPhones, someone at the Apple Store censored the word "jailbreak" -- including on the epic Thin Lizzy recording of the same name. That, or maybe they really preferred "The Boys Are Back in Town." (It is a better song, after all.)

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