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The suspected hacking of a Democratic National Committee consultant's personal Yahoo Mail account provides new evidence that state-sponsored attackers penetrated deeper than previously thought into the private communications of the political machine...
by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
7.26.2016
11:13am
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Here’s the forensic news you might have missed over the long weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.
7.26.2016
10:37am
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7.25.2016
10:56am
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The manner of death is a required part of the death certificate, a system of classification most often used for data analysis in the realms of public health and academic research. But manner of death has a social function as well, because, like it or not...
by Judy Melinek, M.D.
7.22.2016
2:32pm
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The mission for federal immigration authorities has evolved since the agency was called INS. Now, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has unveiled its new forensic lab, after years of renovations.
7.21.2016
12:20pm
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A newly disclosed vulnerability could allow attackers to seize control of mobile phones and key parts of the world's telecommunications infrastructure and make it possible to eavesdrop or disrupt entire networks, security experts warned Tuesday.
by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
7.21.2016
12:00pm
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Just this week, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recommended banning the entire Russian contingent from next month’s Olympic Games in Rio. Now, a new study may have found novel biomarkers that could help international doping authorities better detect...
7.21.2016
11:50am
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The future of forensic genomics is here. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is “now generation” and is transforming the capabilities of human identification laboratories. Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) systems enable simultaneous analysis of...
by Steven B. Lee, PhD, Joe Varlaro, and Cydne L. Holt, PhD
7.20.2016
5:00pm
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A federal office to establish forensic science standards could be created, as part of legislation introduced in Congress last Friday. The bills seek to “establish standards and protocols across forensic disciplines,” according to the short summaries.
7.20.2016
12:25pm
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A criminal gang recently found an effective way to spread malware that drains online bank accounts. According to a blog post published Monday, they bundled the malicious executable inside a file that installed a legitimate administrative tool available...
by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
7.20.2016
11:35am
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An attempted military coup brought the Turkish president to within minutes of capture or death last Friday. In the days since, the regime led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rounded up thousands amid a purge in pursuit of those behind “a clear...
7.19.2016
12:37pm
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Fresh out of the police academy, Matthew Gerald was so proud to bring his cruiser home that he stood in the driveway, wiping it down under the hot Louisiana sun. His neighbor Ashley Poe watched as he flicked the blue lights on and off, on and off. Poe...
by Kevin McGill, Cain Burdeau and Claire Galofaro, The Associated Press
7.19.2016
11:08am
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The drug trade is moving from the street to online cryptomarkets. Forced to compete on price and quality, sellers are upping their game.
by The Economist
7.19.2016
10:58am
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A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said Monday, a day after three law enforcement officers were killed in the attack.
by Mike Kunzelman and Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press
7.18.2016
12:13pm
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Here’s the forensic news you might have missed over the long weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.
7.18.2016
12:08pm
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A judge acquitted a Baltimore police officer of manslaughter and other charges Monday in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was critically injured in a police transport van. It was the fourth straight trial prosecutors failed to win in the case.
by Juliet Linderman, The Associated Press
7.18.2016
12:03pm
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The American homicide detective and his family were witness to the worst terrorist attack in months in France, when a 31-year-old Tunisian national drove a truck through the reveling crowd along the Promenade des Anglais last week. Tony Molina, who back...
7.15.2016
4:19pm
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Nice is the metropolitan hub of the Cote d’Azur, a playground for the affluent the world over. On Bastille Day, the biggest holiday in France, a terrorist driving a heavy truck mowed down crowds of revelers leaving the beach after the celebratory...
7.15.2016
12:29pm
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The final moments before Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry, trained to use safely and instructed to tell authorities about when stopped. But just how...
by Amy Forliti and Kyle Potter, Associated Press
7.14.2016
4:18pm
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Nuclear forensics, the understanding of nuclear materials and the pursuit of post-detonation radioactive evidence, has not yet been needed in a criminal context in human history. But some of the latest work is being done right where the Nuclear Age began...
7.14.2016
12:00pm
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The university's Onderspoort veterinary genetics laboratory has developed a Rhino DNA Index System (Rhodis) that will collect and catalogue genetic code from rhinos and rhino horn in order to bring more wildlife poachers and smugglers to justice in...
by Yolisa Tswanya, IOL
7.14.2016
10:08am
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The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles held a clemency hearing Wednesday to allow representatives for John Wayne Conner to argue for sparing his life. Conner, 60, is set to die Thursday at the state prison in Jackson.
by Kate Brumback, Associated Press
7.14.2016
9:10am
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Three young females were found in the 1980s in Broward County, Florida. Their bodies were in various states of decomposition; one was just a skeleton after being left out in the elements for several years. All have been known simply as “Jane Doe,” along...
7.13.2016
12:26pm
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By pinging a targeted cell phone, the Stingray mimics a cell phone tower and forces the phone to send back a signal. By calculating the strength of the signal, authorities pinpointed the location of the targeted cellphone. Once there, they found the...
7.13.2016
12:21pm
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Forensic Biologists are biology specialists who mostly work compiling evidence for prospective or actual criminal cases.
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7.13.2016
10:27am
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Coming amid a national reckoning over police and racial violence, a new working piece of research published online contends that blacks and Hispanics are 50 percent more likely to experience some kind of force during their interactions with police. But...
7.12.2016
12:46pm
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Police in Washington have arrested five people they say opened fire on police. No injuries were reported early Tuesday.
by The Associated Press
7.12.2016
9:36am
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When Dallas police used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper, they also kicked off an ethical debate about technology's use as a crime-fighting weapon.
by Michael Liedtke and Bree Fowler, Associated Press
7.11.2016
12:24pm
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Here’s the forensic news you might have missed over the long weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.
7.11.2016
12:13pm
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The trial of the alleged Grim Sleeper serial killer this year featured a wide variety of evidence, including DNA. One of the key pieces were ballistic comparisons showing the same .25-caliber handgun was used to kill seven of the victims. But the defense...
7.11.2016
11:58am
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Pokémon Go's Wednesday launch on iOS and Android has proven a rousing success for franchise creator Nintendo and app developer Niantic, with the app rocketing (Team Rocketing?) up every major download and top-grossing chart. With arguably the biggest...
by Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica
7.11.2016
3:55am
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The ATF’s Fire Research Lab is the largest lab in the world dedicated to fire investigations. We found out what goes on inside, and how it ends up helping us outside.
by Christian Heilman, WDBJ7
7.8.2016
10:15am
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Snipers motivated by recent police shootings – and bent on killing white people – shot 12 Dallas police officers, Thursday night, killing five.
7.8.2016
9:28am
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It was the kind of ugly street crime that might never have been solved if it had happened a generation earlier.
by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican
7.7.2016
11:57am
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The second high-profile police shooting death this week in the U.S. is a bit different than the other incidents. This time, it wasn’t the incident shown in grainy footage. Instead, it was the aftermath – including the bright red blood of a man dying....
7.7.2016
11:42am
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"The DNA is a match." When you hear that phrase on modern-day detective shows, you know the jig is up; the bad guy has been caught. In a fictional TV world where crimes are solved in 30 minutes, nobody ever questions the authority of DNA evidence. In...
by Emma Greguska, ASU Now
7.6.2016
12:28pm
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Crime lab results can often mean the difference between jail and freedom for defendants being tried in a court of law. But the state of Wyoming has cut back on what evidence it tests in its crime lab, bringing mixed responses in Teton County’s law...
by Emily Mileure, Jackson Hole News & Guide
7.6.2016
12:23pm
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A fatal police shooting outside a Baton Rouge convenience store was caught on cellphone video over the holiday weekend, and the death has touched off a protest of hundreds of people.
7.6.2016
12:06pm
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As Republicans and Democrats eagerly watched and waited, the Federal Bureau of Investigation combed through tens of thousands of emails sent and received by a U.S. presidential candidate. Investigators scoured servers and individual devices for actions...
7.5.2016
3:59pm
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Here’s the forensic news you might have missed over the long weekend, and what you’ll want to know to get you through your work week.
7.5.2016
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