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Smartphones driving violent crime across US

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On Feb. 27th in the middle of the afternoon, a 16-year-old girl was walking through San Francisco's Mission district when she was ordered at gun point to hand over her cellphone. The robbery was one of 10 serious crimes in the city that day, and they all involved cellphones....
Smartphones driving violent crime across US

Smartphones driving violent crime across U.S.

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On Feb. 27 in the middle of the afternoon, a 16-year-old girl was walking through San Francisco's Mission district when she was ordered at gun point to hand over her cellphone. The robbery was one of 10 serious crimes in the city that day, and they all involved cellphones. Three...
Smartphones driving violent crime across U.S.

Terrorists And Pedophiles Get More Protection In UK Than Guy Who Hosted Links To TV Shows

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For a while now, we've been following the ridiculous story of Richard O'Dwyer, the student in the UK who the US is trying to extradite to face criminal charges, all because he created a website where people linked to streaming TV shows (some legal, some not). At no time did...
Terrorists And Pedophiles Get More Protection In UK Than Guy Who Hosted Links To TV Shows

Victim of street-crime in London? There’s a map for that.

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UK charity Witness Confident has launched a new website designed to help victims of violent crime report the details to the police online, including posting witness appeals and pinpointing the crime on a Google map. Witness Confident – which is funded by the Nuffield, Allen Lane and Wates Foundations –...
Victim of street-crime in London? There’s a map for that.
My stolen iPhone could end up in your stocking this year

Hard Hitting Video Slams "Political Prostitution" In Movie Piracy Cases

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For the past few months the headlines have been dominated by two huge movie piracy related cases. Barely a week goes by without updates on the Megaupload case, which is almost certainly the biggest copyright infringement lawsuit the world has ever seen. Then, with less fanfare but with some seriously...
Hard Hitting Video Slams "Political Prostitution" In Movie Piracy Cases

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

The Real Issue: How Do I Get A High Tech Crime Team To Find My Lost Phone?

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In all the coverage, noise, commentary and debate over the search warrant issued in connection with Gizmodo’s story about the iPhone 4, the key issue to me is simple: why is this being investigated by a high tech crime team? Scenario: I lose my iPhone after drinking at a bar....
The Real Issue: How Do I Get A High Tech Crime Team To Find My Lost Phone?

How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

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The social media reaction to a video of an attack on an East London teenager shows how it can be a useful tool for policeThe social media sphere erupted in disgust last week after a video showing a sickening, unprovoked attack on a 16-year-old girl in Plaistow, East London, started...
How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

Janet Tavakoli: U.S. Recession Breeds Escalating Violent Crime

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The Wall Street Journal reported that violent crime is down in the big cities in the U.S., saying this breaks the pattern between economic downturns and an increase in crime. Supposedly this is because policing has advanced, not because human nature has changed. I do not believe the article is...
Janet Tavakoli: U.S. Recession Breeds Escalating Violent Crime

Unintended Consequences, Lead And Crime

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If you haven't yet, you owe it to yourself to read Kevin Drum's recent article for Mother Jones about the possible link between crime rates and leaded gasoline. The article makes a rather convincing case that the massive growth, and then subsequent decline, in crime over the last six decades...
Unintended Consequences, Lead And Crime

Clever bSafe Panic Alarm App Launches In US With Free Offer To New Yorkers

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The market for ‘panic alarm’ apps on smartphones is littered with simple apps which just make a lot of noise if you get attacked but not much else. This is a mistake. Smartphones have cameras, microphones, and can broadcast their location – basically everything you need to turn the phone...
Clever bSafe Panic Alarm App Launches In US With Free Offer To New Yorkers

Smartphones driving violent crime across US

www.computerworld.com
On Feb. 27th in the middle of the afternoon, a 16-year-old girl was walking through San Francisco's Mission district when she was ordered at gun point to hand over her cellphone. The robbery was one of 10 serious crimes in the city that day, and they all involved cellphones. Three...
Smartphones driving violent crime across US
How Big Data will fuel a new age of TV

Witness Confident: can a street violence map encourage more victims to report crime?

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A new idea to report crime in London has been launched today by the charity Witness Confident. It uses witness accounts to map violent crime and sends reports to the Met. The Datablog looks at how this map can be used • Get the dataToday a new map of crime...
Witness Confident: can a street violence map encourage more victims to report crime?

One Nation, Under Guard

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Bad news about the impending police state here in America: it's already here. From the indefinite detention (without trial) of terrorism suspects both foreign and American to the escalating militarization of our nation's police forces, there's little to indicate that any level of government is willing to "walk back" the...
One Nation, Under Guard

California Senator Leland Yee Tells Gamers To Shut Up And Let The Grown Ups Talk

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As we've noted, recent events have pushed the discussion of video games (namely the violent ones) back to the forefront. Even the President has chimed in, authorizing the CDC to perform a study to determine if any link exists between violent media (including video games) and so-called "gun violence." While...
California Senator Leland Yee Tells Gamers To Shut Up And Let The Grown Ups Talk

Twitter helps save South African carjacking victim

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Man locked in his own car boot sends text message to girlfriend, who uses Twitter to spread word and track down vehicleIt has fuelled political revolutions and offered the likes of Stephen Fry, Wayne Rooney and Lady Gaga a direct line to their fans.Twitter might not, however, be the first...
Twitter helps save South African carjacking victim

Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act the 'worst law in technology'? | Dan Gillmor

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It is bad - enabling federal prosecutors' harassment of Aaron Swartz. But America's copyright regime is an even greater threatIs the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act the "worst law in technology", as Columbia Law School's Tim Wu calls the statute? I think there are worse laws for the technology industry...
Is the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act the 'worst law in technology'? | Dan Gillmor

Ralph Nader Makes First Serious Bid For 'Crazy Old Man' Position; Refers To Video Games As 'Electronic Child Molestors'

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Is it time to let the "how is a video game like a Catholic priest" jokes start flying? Show me on the cartridge where Mortal Kombat touched you? Remember that part in Grand Theft Auto IV when Niko Bellic shoved his hand down your/his pants? Now we know why all...
Ralph Nader Makes First Serious Bid For 'Crazy Old Man' Position; Refers To Video Games As 'Electronic Child Molestors'

Retired Lt. Col.: Violent Media Has Bred A Generation Of Killers

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I can understand why someone who watches the news on a daily basis might shake their head in dismay. I get how it must feel necessary to put the blame for tragedies like Sandy Hook somewhere, anywhere, even if the eventual target of ire is misplaced. There's probably a...
Retired Lt. Col.: Violent Media Has Bred A Generation Of Killers
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