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Twitter Hacked! 250,000 Accounts At Risk

02/01/2013, Twitter has confirmed that approximately 250,000 users are affected in the recent hack but denied that the hack is related to the outage yesterday. As security measure, Twitter did reset all affected passwords and revoked all session tokens from affected...

DNA Bullet Marks Suspects For Arrest

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...

Bottles Equipped With GPS Used To Track Drug Thieves In New York

01/15/2013, OxyContin, a morphine-like opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain, is one of the leading causes of prescription drug abuse. In New York City alone, violence driven by pill addiction is growing, with numerous robberies and homicides reported...

FBI Launches New Website That Uses Google Maps To Locate Crimes

01/11/2013, What if we had the technology that will allow us to view locations of the latest crime scenes through a map? Well, the FBI has been thinking about that for a long time. In fact, the FBI has just launched a new website that will show visitors the location...

Hackers Found Guilty Of Stealing Unreleased Michael Jackson Music

01/11/2013, Two hackers from U.K. are sentenced to 100 hours of community service after officials found them guilty of stealing unreleased Michael Jackson tracks from Sony Music Entertainment. 27-year old James Marks and 26-year old James McCormick were arrested in...

Hacker Baffles Cops By Strapping Clue To A Cat

01/09/2013, A unidentified hacker in Japan is driving the state’s National Police Agency (NPA) crazy. Japanese policemen recently uncovered a memory card strapped into a cat’s collar. The cat was found wandering on an island in Toyko. Policemen believe...

Private WiFi VPN App Now Available For Mobile Devices

01/08/2013, [CES 2013] For the less discerning user, finding free public WiFi while in a shopping mall or at a cafe or even on public transportation is a great way to cut down on your mobile internet’s bandwidth usage, but at the same time it should be noted that...

AT&T To Launch Home Monitoring Service In March

01/07/2013, AT&T will not just be offering telecom services in the future as it plans to launch a home monitoring service to eight markets in March. Via press release, AT&T announced its intention to offer an Internet-based nationwide platform that will...

Decoding PIN Codes Is Easier Than You Think It Is, Says Report

12/26/2012, Decoding ATM PIN codes might be easier than you think. According to data scientist Nick Berry, an estimated 26.83 percent of all PIN codes could be guessed by using 20 combinations of four-digit numbers. Berry, the founder of the Seattle-based technology...

Apple Thefts Causes Crime Rate In New York To Shoot Up

12/26/2012, For the first time in 20 years, the overall crime rate in New York is climbing up the ladder. But, drugs and guns aren’t the culprit here. According to the Wall Street Journal, the surprising increase in crime rate is due to the growing number of...

Google Used To Track Drug Trafficking Organizations

12/25/2012, Authorities in the U.S. are already using the Internet and Social Media to fight gangs and crimes. Now, Mexico is doing the same, using what technology has to offer to help fight Mexican drug cartels and narco violence. Harvard...

New York Police Department Looks To The Internet For Answers

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...