06/17/2013, Since the attention on citizens privacy has been heightened by the noise surrounding the PRISM surveillance program that is said to involve giant Internet companies (which they deny) and the U.S government, it is interesting to know that facial photos collected by states to fight driver license forgery now number 120 million and are routinely used in the context of police investigations. The Washington post published a story on this […]
05/12/2013, It seems that the long arm of the law has been knocking on Apple’s door quite frequently in recent times, where the police have asked Apple to decrypt a fair number of iPhones. The thing is, Apple has actually come up with a police waiting list, now how about that, due to the unusually high demand, in an effort to handle the deluge of requests. Court documents do point to […]
04/15/2013, It seems that the Yankton Police Department has a powerful new ally in their midst, and it does not need to be trained for years – although having the right kind of algorithms would certainly come in handy. Basically, the Yankton Police Department has purchased a new robot which can scout potentially dangerous scenes right before officers make the decision to barge in. Officer Michael Burgeson mentioned to KCAU-TV that […]
04/12/2013, All right, so New York’s finest might not have a Lamborghini to drive around and catch baddies in, but they do have some tools to help them in the eternal battle against crime. One of the latest tools in the Police Department’s crime-fighting arsenal would be a regular Android-powered smartphone, where approximately 400 phones have been distributed to officers to aid them in their patrol duty. For instance, an officer […]
04/05/2013, AT&T conducted a survey last week that found adults text and drive more than teenagers, but after hearing about this next story, we’re curious just how many of drivers out there double text and drive, which is probably as dangerous as it sounds as it involves a person texting and driving with two mobile devices. According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama, 19-year-old Dandre Moore was found to be […]
04/01/2013, We’re sure the man who has been spending the last six years at an Internet cafe can be considered a person who is addicted to not only the Internet, but games itself as he spends the majority of his waking moments at the cafe. But until he admits he has a problem, he’ll just continue living his life at the Internet cafe. That is, unless he one day becomes so […]
03/06/2013, Shooting at the police is never the brightest idea in the world, considering how the police have the kind of tactical training and firepower to bring you down with deadly prejudice. Thing is, what happens when you let loose some bullets in the direction of a police robot? Well, you get arrested, as what could very well be the precedent was set in Ohio last month where a heavily armed […]
01/23/2013, SelectDNA, a UK company, has created a non-lethal high-velocity projectile that will leave a DNA marker on a suspect so that he or she can be identified at a later time. At first, it may sound like the projectile marks the suspect’s DNA, but that’s not the case. It’s just that the marker has a DNA nature to make sure that it is unique. That’s not the case for color […]
12/21/2012, It is better to try to keep a bad thing from happening than to fix the bad thing once it has happened. The New York Police Department is on a quest to figure out ways to identify potential “deranged” gunmen on the Internet, in an effort to avoid hapless events, such as the tragic Connecticut school shooting, where in 26 people were killed, mostly children.
06/29/2012, In Evansville, Indiana, a Police SWAT team has executed a search warrant on a home in full tactical gears. The reason: threats perpetrated against local Police forces over the internet, threatening the officers lives, their family, including the mention of home-made bombs. The Police needed no more to quickly find what Internet address was used to send the threats, and what physical address it was linked to. But when they […]
05/17/2012, The Metropolitan Police, the police force responsible for Greater London, has announced that it will begin using a mobile device data extraction system that will give its officers the ability to extract data from a mobile device in a matter of minutes. The said system will use Radio Tactics’ ACESO Kiosk, a touchscreen device that will be deployed in the city. According to Radio Tactics, the ACESO Kiosk has the […]
01/23/2012, You may think that law enforcement agencies could not plant a GPS tracker to a car without a warrant, but many people have woke up to the fact that until now, it was a growing practice, thanks to the falling prices of GPS devices. The Supreme Court has ruled that warrantless GPS tracking was unconstitutional and this extends to the position tracking of mobile devices as well (via the cell-tower […]
12/30/2011, The long arm of the law is not always right, as some 150 English and Welsh police were disciplined due to their unbecoming personas over on Facebook over the course of the past four years, with at least a couple of them facing the sack, while another seven have already resigned due to their foolishness with their social network profile. These figures and background data were made available to the […]
12/12/2011, With the riots in the UK still fresh in everyone’s minds, it seems that there has been some examination to the methods, tools and tactics employed by the police to handle riots of that scale. So much so that a new laser has been developed which the police are set to test that can temporarily blind people.