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Voice-controlled 4G cop car of the future identifies lawbreakers on its own [video]

Police officers' Twitter accounts closed after watchdog raises concerns

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Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary intervenes over concerns about content of four Northamptonshire officers' tweetsFour police officers have had their Twitter accounts closed down by their force after Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) raised concerns about the content of their tweets.The move comes after a warning in the Guardian...
Police officers' Twitter accounts closed after watchdog raises concerns

Bushwick Gang Members Caught After They Overshared On Facebook

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Police were able to friend the dirty perpetrators and then cross-check the victims' statements with the suspects' Facebook feeds. A gang's two-year reign of terror in Brooklyn has ended thanks to some nifty Facebook work by NYPD. Members of the TBO gang (established 2003) had been facebragging their exploits--...
Bushwick Gang Members Caught After They Overshared On Facebook

The Pirate Bay Celebrates Independence Day, Six Years After the Raid

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Two weeks ago The Pirate Bay was offline for more than a day due to a DDoS attack. A rare event for a site that prides itself on being the “most resilient” torrent site on the Internet. However, looking at The Pirate Bay’s history it is actually a small miracle...
The Pirate Bay Celebrates Independence Day, Six Years After the Raid
US Department of Justice says citizens have a broad right to record police officers on duty

Chasing an iPhone Through the Big City

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"The purple dot is where I first lost my phone, the green dot is where we started Find My iPhone and the red is where we found my phone. Wild." -Mr. Mersereau Everyone pitches in when a lost iPhone is involved. How two friends, a stranger, and a legion of...
Chasing an iPhone Through the Big City

Police allowed to install cameras on private property without warrant

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A federal judge has ruled that police officers in Wisconsin did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they secretly installed cameras on the private property of a defendant without judicial approval. The officers installed the cameras in an open field where they suspected the defendants, Manuel Mendoza and Marco Magana,...
Police allowed to install cameras on private property without warrant

DailyDirt: Actual Theft & Underground Economies

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Economists have a hard enough time trying to figure out economic statistics from legitimate businesses and activities that are honestly reported to the government. But every so often, someone points out that the official numbers for unemployment or GDP are more than just slightly off. Here are just a few...
DailyDirt: Actual Theft & Underground Economies
Supreme Court says police need a warrant to use drug-sniffing dogs outside homes

Report confirms News of the World hackers were let off the hook for years

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission report about Surrey Police's failure to act over the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone is hugely significant.It is official confirmation of what we have known for some time - the Surrey force, like the Metropolitan police, let the News of the World's hackers off the...
Report confirms News of the World hackers were let off the hook for years

Met to use software that can crack mobile phones even with locked SIM

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Police will be able to capture evidence for court without sending phones off to lab or confiscating for duration of legal proceedingsThe Metropolitan Police is to use software that can extract mobile phone contents, including call records and past GPS location data, even if the SIM is locked, as part...
Met to use software that can crack mobile phones even with locked SIM
Chinese police officers kill 1,000 illegal arcade machines with fire
DC police chief announces shockingly reasonable cell camera policy

Yet Another Story Of A Guy Arrested For Filming Police

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We've had a bunch of stories lately concerning people being arrested for filming or photographing the police while they're doing their job in public. This is pretty ridiculous, and thankfully courts have started to make it clear that this is a First Amendment violation. Of course, we also just had...
Yet Another Story Of A Guy Arrested For Filming Police
Conspiracy Theories Are Flying About The Investigation Of Russia's 'Mark Zuckerberg'
U.S. court authorizes warrantless (but limited) cell phone search

Microsoft and NYPD team up on new 'awareness system'

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Microsoft and the New York Police Department have developed a new computer system that pulls together data from various public safety systems in an effort to give law enforcement better real-time information about what’s happening on the streets at any given moment. The “Domain Awareness System” was announced in New...
Microsoft and NYPD team up on new 'awareness system'
San Francisco’s “bat computer” keeps police on the streets for longer

Pirate Bay Founder Arrested Again On Suspicion Of New Hacking & Fraud Offenses

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As reported in detail last month, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm is currently being detained in Sweden, locked up for 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. He is being held under suspicion of hacking into Logica, an IT company closely connected to Sweden’s tax authorities. Every second week there...
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested Again On Suspicion Of New Hacking & Fraud Offenses

Two Men Sue Chicago Police; Claim They Were Abused And Falsely Charged For Filming Officers

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In the past year, we applauded two Illinois courts for protecting every citizen's right to record on-duty police, and ruling that a law criminalizing the act is unconstitutional. We similarly pointed to Boston, where a court forced the city to pay someone they arrested for filming the cops. Of course,...
Two Men Sue Chicago Police; Claim They Were Abused And Falsely Charged For Filming Officers

The NYPD goes mobile

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The New York City Police Department has released its own official iOS app, simply called NYPD. It’s available now as a free download for the App Store, even in non-U.S. territories, allowing curious users from outside the Big Apple access to a wealth of crime and law enforcement information. The...
The NYPD goes mobile

Redflex “Frees Up” Police Officers to Go Serve Scamera Tickets

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Redflex “Frees Up” Police Officers to Go Serve Scamera Tickets

Update on funds raised for children of 4 slain Lakewood WA police officers; nearly $2.2 million goal achieved: http://bit.ly/9HmraS

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Update on funds raised for children of 4 slain Lakewood WA police officers; nearly $2.2 million goal achieved: http://bit.ly/9HmraS

After Being Hit With A Sting Operation In NYC, SideCar Asks Users To Lobby Mayor Bloomberg For Ride Sharing

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Ride-sharing startup SideCar received the first enforcement action against it since launching in the city in March, as a couple of its drivers were stopped by police over the weekend. In response, the company is asking its users to reach out to the New York City mayor’s office. In a...
After Being Hit With A Sting Operation In NYC, SideCar Asks Users To Lobby Mayor Bloomberg For Ride Sharing

WATCH: Customer Goes Ballistic And Smashes Up A T-Mobile Store After Being Denied A Refund

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An irate man trashed a T-Mobile store in Manchester, England after he was denied a refund, reports Natalie Evans at The Mirror. He trashed the place, and even sprayed a fire extinguisher. Five police officers eventually came in to handcuff and arrest him. Here's the statement T-Mobile gave The Mirror:...
WATCH: Customer Goes Ballistic And Smashes Up A T-Mobile Store After Being Denied A Refund

Wearing a Badge, and a Video Camera

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Wearing a Badge, and a Video Camera: Randall Stross of NYT looks at the growing trend of police officers wearing tiny cameras to record all of their interactions with civilians. It may sound intimidating, but at least one study shows this is a very good thing: THE Rialto study began...
Wearing a Badge, and a Video Camera

Your move, creep: Researchers building RoboCop policeman

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Florida International University is trying to build a remote-operated law enforcement robot that will be controlled by disabled police officers. Would you like a bot on the beat? [Read more]...
Your move, creep: Researchers building RoboCop policeman

Police gadget scheme criticised over 'woeful' savings

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Plan to give officers smartphones and reducing paperwork only saved £600,000 instead of target £125mA £71m scheme to give police officers and staff a smartphone and other devices, which was supposed to save £125m by reducing paperwork, has yielded just £600,000 in savings.A report by the Commons public accounts committee...
Police gadget scheme criticised over 'woeful' savings

Some Dissatisfied Wireless Customers Leave A Complaint, Others Do This…

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We’ve all had our moments of rage when dealing with wireless providers. It’s a difficult relationship. We need our phones in a way that makes us far more dependent than any human should be on a large corporation, and because of this, carriers are able to take advantage of...
Some Dissatisfied Wireless Customers Leave A Complaint, Others Do This…
Why cops, cameras and the cloud aren’t a panacea for anything
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