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01.11.16
Police claim to have cracked extra-secure BlackBerry phones
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Police claim to have cracked extra-secure BlackBerry phones

Dutch police say that your special-issue BlackBerry isn't that private.

By J. Fingas,   01.11.16
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12.14.15
UK police try to scare teen hackers by visiting them at home
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UK police try to scare teen hackers by visiting them at home

The cops hope that an in-person warning will keep kids on the straight and narrow.

By J. Fingas,   12.14.15
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12.07.15
French police want to ban public WiFi during emergencies
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French police want to ban public WiFi during emergencies

The 'Gendarmes' also want to ban the Tor network outright.

By S. Dent,   12.07.15
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11.23.15
Belgian Twitter users post cat pics to help police in weekend raids
11.23.15

Belgian Twitter users post cat pics to help police in weekend raids

As a massive manhunt swept Brussels, Belgians posted cat photos to Twitter in the name of safety and solidarity.

By J. Conditt,   11.23.15
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11.19.15
Self-balancing skateboards are illegal in New York, too
11.19.15

Self-balancing skateboards are illegal in New York, too

$500 if you're caught using one by a state official (with nothing better to do).

By D. Cooper,   11.19.15
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11.12.15
Google's cars have driven 1.2 million miles without getting a ticket
11.12.15

Google's cars have driven 1.2 million miles without getting a ticket

You may have seen a picture of one of Google's self-driving cars pulled over by the police -- but it didn't actually get a ticket

By R. Lawler,   11.12.15
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11.04.15
California police use these biometric scanners
11.04.15

California police use these biometric scanners

The Electronic Frontier Foundation wants you to know what face, finger and tattoo scanners are in use by California cops.

By J. Fingas,   11.04.15
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11.02.15
Anonymous says it's outing 1,000 prominent KKK members (updated)
11.02.15

Anonymous says it's outing 1,000 prominent KKK members (updated)

Anonymous activists have started naming 1,000 prominent people they say are Ku Klux Klan members.

By J. Fingas,   11.02.15
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