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Two-Year-Old Hostage Situation Ends Peacefully

Two-Year-Old Hostage Situation Ends Peacefully

By Brian Powell July 2, 2014

These days, it seems all too common to hear stories of situations involving police which end tragically, oftentimes with innocent people being caught in collateral damage. There are those rare circumstances, though, when the news reports on the good deeds …

License Plate Scanners are Appearing Across U.S. License Plate Scanners are Appearing Across U.S.

Police, across the country, are now using license plate scanners to record and store information from millions of license plates, creating a database that can be used to track down the whereabouts of United States drivers. The American Civil Liberties …

DHS: 3D Printed Guns May Be Impossible To Stop DHS: 3D Printed Guns May Be Impossible To Stop
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The government is concerned about the proliferation of 3D printed guns. That much was obvious when the State Department demanded Defense Distributed remove the blueprints for the first 3D printed gun – The Liberator – from its Web site. Now …

Should the FBI Be Allowed To Wiretap Web Services? Should the FBI Be Allowed To Wiretap Web Services?
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As technologies have advanced, they have dramatically changed the way that we live and interact. We, as consumers, have become accustomed to the convenience, capabilities, and even the entertainment that they provide. But, should these same advantages be applied to …

How Cops Get Into Locked iPhones How Cops Get Into Locked iPhones

Apple and Google are often compelled to assist law enforcement officials in the unlocking of iPhone and Android device screens, and some internal documents shed some light on the process of the password bypassing. From training materials put together by …

Google's Drug Money About To Get Divided Up Google's Drug Money About To Get Divided Up

Last August, the United States Department of Justice announced that Google would forfeit $500 million for allowing Canadian pharmacies to place ads through AdWords, targeting consumers in the U.S. This was deemed “unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs …

Microsoft PhotoDNA Will Help Cops Fight Child Porn Microsoft PhotoDNA Will Help Cops Fight Child Porn

Microsoft announced today that it has partnered with Swedish company NetClean to make its patented PhotoDNA technology available free to law enforcement agencies investigating child sexual abuse cases. The technology will help agencies cull through the overwhelmingly large amount of …

U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies Asked Google To Remove Police Brutality Videos From YouTube U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies Asked Google To Remove Police Brutality Videos From YouTube
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Google’s biannual Transparency Report was updated yesterday and it has revealed some interesting information regarding requests to remove YouTube content as well as requests for user data from governmental agencies. During the period of January 2011 to July 2011, Google …

iPhone-Based Facial Recognition Coming to a Police Department Near You iPhone-Based Facial Recognition Coming to a Police Department Near You

Law enforcement officials are about to get some new technology that will help them quickly identify persons of interest while in the field. The MORIS case from BI2 Technologies is an iPhone add-on that allows police officers to take a …

Facebook Data Aiding Federal Agencies During Investigations Facebook Data Aiding Federal Agencies During Investigations
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Remember when that idiot posted all the illegal stuff that he did during the Vancouver riots on Facebook? That idiot was Brock Anton and he posted such gems as “flipped some cars” and “burnt some some cop cars” on Facebook …

Facebook Receives Police Officer’s Endorsement

Police departments may not start issuing cops Facebook accounts along with their handcuffs and guns, but at least one officer feels that the social network is a valuable tool.  Constable Scott Mills shared his thoughts on the Facebook Blog this afternoon.

Google Helps ICAC Fight Child Exploitation

Criminals who ply their attacks against children with the aid of online resources will find law enforcement has Google aiding their investigations.