Crime

05.18.15
White House launches the Police Data Initiative
05.18.15

White House launches the Police Data Initiative

Following the police-shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent riots in Ferguson, MO, the Oba...

By A. Tarantola,   05.18.15
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05.08.15
'Photofucket' devs arrested for selling their pic-stealing app
05.08.15

'Photofucket' devs arrested for selling their pic-stealing app

Years before stolen pictures of celebs hit the internet in a massive bundle, news that Reddit post...

By R. Lawler,   05.08.15
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04.30.15
California ACLU chapter unveils police-monitoring video app
04.30.15

California ACLU chapter unveils police-monitoring video app

In an effort to reduce police abuses that have occurred with frightening regularity throughout the...

By A. Tarantola,   04.30.15
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04.26.15
Police can spot differences between identical twins by melting DNA
04.26.15

Police can spot differences between identical twins by melting DNA

Believe it or not, police have a real problem with identifying suspects who are identical twins --...

By J. Fingas,   04.26.15
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04.23.15
Documentarian recreates Trayvon Martin's shooting in VR
04.23.15

Documentarian recreates Trayvon Martin's shooting in VR

The aim of a jury trial is to recreate a moment of history with sufficient detail to let a people...

By D. Cooper,   04.23.15
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04.13.15
Revenge porn is now a specific crime in the UK
04.13.15

Revenge porn is now a specific crime in the UK

Posting revenge porn has always been a bad idea, but the UK is about to make examples of those hea...

By J. Fingas,   04.13.15
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04.06.15
BlackBerry Messenger helps uncover a Brazilian corruption scandal
04.06.15

BlackBerry Messenger helps uncover a Brazilian corruption scandal

Some less-than-ethical businesspeople are learning the hard way that even secure messaging systems...

By J. Fingas,   04.06.15
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03.17.15
The NYPD is trying a more precise gunshot detection system
03.17.15

The NYPD is trying a more precise gunshot detection system

Zeroing in on the precise source of gunfire is next to impossible in densely packed cities like Ne...

By A. Tarantola,   03.17.15
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03.08.15
UK arrests man over US Department of Defense hack
03.08.15

UK arrests man over US Department of Defense hack

No matter how serious you are, you're going to draw a lot of attention if you hack the US military...

By J. Fingas,   03.08.15
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