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Inside Facebook security: defending users from spammers, hackers, and 'likejackers'

Grafetee builds its "location-bookmarking" platform with help from the Finnish police force

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Grafetee, a location-bookmarking startup with backing from Finnish government, has officially launched. The company’s apps, available for free on the App Store and Play Store, make it easier for users to find, bookmark, and share places of interest with their friends, family, and the Finnish police force. Essentially, Grafetee is...
Grafetee builds its "location-bookmarking" platform with help from the Finnish police force

Robo-guard the South Korean correction service robot says 'stay out of trouble' (video)

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It sounds like the sequel that didn't even make it to DVD: RoboCop's jaded, rotund, less attractive younger brother, who never made the police force -- and tired of living in his sibling's shadow -- took a job as the next best thing: a prison guard. Well, that might...
Robo-guard the South Korean correction service robot says 'stay out of trouble' (video)

Twitter confirms it cooperated with Boston Police to provide details of a user

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Twitter has revealed that it provided Boston police with data about one of its users that may have had a level of involvement in the Occupy Boston protests, following a lengthy court battle. Authorities in Boston sought the information as part of an investigation following cyber attacks on the Boston...
Twitter confirms it cooperated with Boston Police to provide details of a user

Movie Studios Filing DMCA Takedowns Over DMCA Takedowns

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We've seen this in the past as well, but TorrentFreak has noticed that a number of movie studios have been sending Google DMCA takedown notices that reference earlier DMCA takedown notices now appearing on ChillingEffects.org. 20th Century Fox and NBC Universal appear to be the main culprits. While it is...
Movie Studios Filing DMCA Takedowns Over DMCA Takedowns

Paris Brown is a teenager - adults need to grow up | Joanna Moorhead

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The youth crime commissioner who quit over stupid tweets would have helped engage teenagers but we knocked her down"Who's Mrs Thatcher?" None of my daughters - who are aged between 11 and 21 - has actually said that today, but I wouldn't have been surprised if they had. None of...
Paris Brown is a teenager - adults need to grow up | Joanna Moorhead

Police tell Twitter that missing girl is safe before telling mom

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A U.K. police force apologizes after announcing on its Twitter feed that a missing 12-year-old girl is safe before telling her mom. [Read more]...
Police tell Twitter that missing girl is safe before telling mom

Organization Overseeing Six Strikes Agreement Between Labels And ISPs Includes Advisory Board To Try To Keep Tech Folks Happy

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As we get closer to the RIAA/MPAA and the major ISPs rolling out their "voluntary" six strikes agreement, turning those ISPs into Hollywood's private police force, details are finally coming out about the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), the organization that the RIAA/MPAA were setting up to manage the six...
Organization Overseeing Six Strikes Agreement Between Labels And ISPs Includes Advisory Board To Try To Keep Tech Folks Happy

The battle against cybercrime is too important to be undone by Eurosceptics | Misha Glenny

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If they come under attack from hackers, Eurosceptics will come to regret their opposition to Europol's Cybercrime CentreUkip and large parts of the Conservative party must have been unnerved by the inauguration last week of Europol's Cybercrime Centre, dubbed EC3. While EC3 is not able to open investigations into cybercriminal...
The battle against cybercrime is too important to be undone by Eurosceptics | Misha Glenny
Australia fire department says Apple Maps creates 'dangerous' situations

Olympics Can't Hire Enough Actual Security, But Fully Staffed With 'Brand Police'

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We've talked about how the Olympics are so focused on hiding any non-sponsor brand that they had officials in Beijing during the last Olympics tape over bathroom fixtures from non-sponsoring companies. And it was clear that this same sort of activity was set to continue this time around in London,...
Olympics Can't Hire Enough Actual Security, But Fully Staffed With 'Brand Police'

Police Follow PRQ Action With New Raid, Anti-Piracy Group Says More to Come

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A week ago today, Swedish authorities raided one of the most infamous webhosts in Europe. PRQ, a company with a reputation for allowing almost anyone to anonymously use its facilities, was severely disrupted as police hunted for the file-sharing related servers behind a handful of IP addresses. Dozens of sites...
Police Follow PRQ Action With New Raid, Anti-Piracy Group Says More to Come
Dark Knight teardown reveals how much it costs to be Batman

As Expected, ICE Seizes 313 Websites In Its Role As The NFL's Private Police Force

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Earlier this week, we predicted that either today or tomorrow, we'd hear about ICE and the DOJ once again seizing a bunch of websites... and here it is. This morning, ICE announced that it had seized another 313 websites based on its highly questionable legal theory concerning taking down websites...
As Expected, ICE Seizes 313 Websites In Its Role As The NFL's Private Police Force

Anonymous exposes e-mails of Syrian presidential aides

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Hackers aligned with Anonymous have exposed hundreds of e-mail messages from the webmail server of Syria's Ministry of Presidential Affairs, the support ministry for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Among the exposed e-mail messages was a set of talking points for Assad's interview with Barbara Walters in December 2011. A...
Anonymous exposes e-mails of Syrian presidential aides

Would The US Extradite UK Blogger For Linking To Works In The Public Domain In Other Countries?

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James Firth has an interesting post, talking about some of the more ridiculous consequences of current US law enforcement interpretation of copyright law. Looking at the case of Richard O'Dwyer, the computer science student that the US is getting closer to extraditing to the US to face criminal copyright infringement...
Would The US Extradite UK Blogger For Linking To Works In The Public Domain In Other Countries?

New Evidence: Homeland Security Spied On Peaceful Protestors; Worried About Protests Getting News Coverage

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We just recently had a post on the head of one of Homeland Security's "Fusion Centers" (the same Fusion Centers found by a Congressional investigation to be a near total waste of time and money, finding no terrorists, but violating the public's civil liberties) who claimed that the DHS centers...
New Evidence: Homeland Security Spied On Peaceful Protestors; Worried About Protests Getting News Coverage

FearSquare alerts UK foursquare users to crime near the venues that they visit often

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There are few web services that excite me as much as foursquare does, when it comes to the data that it’s collecting. Based on the venues where I check-in, there is a whole host of other information that could be relevant to me. One service in the UK is taking...
FearSquare alerts UK foursquare users to crime near the venues that they visit often

Researchers work on telepresence robot for police work

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Researchers are working on robotic members of the police force. The Discovery Lab of Florida International University is working with the US Navy Reserves on building telepresence robots, controlled by disabled police officers and members of the armed forces, that could be used to police the streets, according to CNET.......
Researchers work on telepresence robot for police work

Crowdsourced location data firm Grafetee opens up to businesses and enterprise users

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There’s a huge amount of value in location-based services, and I’m not even necessarily talking about shopping deals and the like. Maps are the ideal way to both collect and present localized data on all sorts of things, from crime to potholes — the only issue is setting up such...
Crowdsourced location data firm Grafetee opens up to businesses and enterprise users

Police force fined £120,000 after theft of unencrypted memory stick

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USB drive with details of people with links to serious crime investigations was stolen from drugs squad detective's homeA police force has been fined £120,000 following the theft of a memory stick containing names of members of the public who gave statements in drug probes.The unencrypted device with no password...
Police force fined £120,000 after theft of unencrypted memory stick

Congress Keeps Pushing Bad Copyright Bills: Senator Stabenow Wants To Expand Treasury/ICE To Go After 'Pirates'

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Update: Just as we published this, news came in that this amendment was rebuffed, but the point remains: Congress keeps trying to sneak in little favors to Hollywood every chance it gets. Congress continues to show that it learned absolutely nothing from the SOPA/PIPA mess earlier this year. While we've...
Congress Keeps Pushing Bad Copyright Bills: Senator Stabenow Wants To Expand Treasury/ICE To Go After 'Pirates'

Police force tells residents to stop reporting crimes on Facebook

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A police force's Facebook page is being inundated with reports of crimes, including personal details, allegations of noisy neighbours and apparent hoaxes....
Police force tells residents to stop reporting crimes on Facebook

As ACTA 1.0 Lies Dying, Are G8 Countries Already Working On ACTA 2.0?

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As we recently reported, ACTA has been dealt a serious blow by the EU Rapporteur's recommendation that the European Parliament should reject the treaty. In a fascinating leaked document (pdf) obtained by EDRI, it seems that even the G8 countries have accepted that ACTA is probably dead -- and have...
As ACTA 1.0 Lies Dying, Are G8 Countries Already Working On ACTA 2.0?

Police force tweets England football commentary

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A regional English police force has been hailed as a 'Twitter sensation' after a member of staff gave a live commentary on the Euro 2012 football match, despite one disgruntled viewer telling them to "go catch some crims"....
Police force tweets England football commentary

Surprise: Rep. Bob Goodlatte Thinks The Justice Department Is Too Cozy With Hollywood

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the current head of the House Judiciary Committee,is seen as a friend of copyright maximalists -- generally supporting their legislative efforts. He's not nearly as extreme as his predecessor, Lamar Smith, but he's hardly seen as a problem for Hollywood. So, it's a bit surprising to see...
Surprise: Rep. Bob Goodlatte Thinks The Justice Department Is Too Cozy With Hollywood

Police In Japan Are Asking ISPs To Start Blocking Tor

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The National Police Agency in Japan is apparently asking ISPs in that country to "voluntarily" block the use of Tor, the well-known and widely used system for anonymously surfing the internet. An expert panel to the NPA, which was looking into measures to combat crimes abusing the Tor system, compiled...
Police In Japan Are Asking ISPs To Start Blocking Tor

MIT Dedicates Its Website To Sean Collier, 26, Who Was Shot And Killed By Boston Bombing Suspect

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Last night around 10:45 PM, a campus patrol officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was shot and killed by one of the Boston bombing suspects. The suspects were fleeing a robbery and the fatal altercation occurred on Vassar and Main Streets in Cambridge. Today, MIT has updated its site...
MIT Dedicates Its Website To Sean Collier, 26, Who Was Shot And Killed By Boston Bombing Suspect

Gizmodo Offered $10,000 For The Lost iPhone Prototype (AAPL)

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To obtain the prototype iPhone, Gizmodo editor Jason Chen offered Brian Hogan, the finder of the phone,  $10,000. It doesn't appear Brian received the full amount, though. According to the unsealed affidavit on the case, Brian's roommate Katherine Martinson said Brian showed her $5,000 in $100 US Treasury Notes, which...
Gizmodo Offered $10,000 For The Lost iPhone Prototype (AAPL)

Raided 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl Came To Save Us All

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The news this week that Finnish police had seen fit to raid the home of a 9-year-old file-sharer has turned into one of the biggest stories of the year so far. Ok, the event was hardly comparable to the military-style raid at the Dotcom mansion, but it was still an...
Raided 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl Came To Save Us All
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