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Suspect Captured in D.C. Quadruple Homicide

May 22, 2015 | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Wint was allegedly leaving a hotel in Washington D.C. with two females in a car, followed by two men driving a box truck with $10,000 cash inside.

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Forensic Tools Detail Ancient Mesoamerican Cannibalism Rituals

May 22, 2015 2:55 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Using powder x-ray diffraction, scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy, and other methods, researchers examined the bones, which were found in 2011.

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As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated, the enemy is adept at making inexpensive improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, and modifying them over time to become even more lethal. So, departments of the U.S. Army came up with a plan to provi

Soldiers Help Identify New IED Threats Using Forensics

May 22, 2015 2:07 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | News | Comments

As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated, the enemy is adept at making inexpensive improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, and modifying them over time to become even more lethal. So, departments of the U.S. Army came up with a plan to provide training and equipment to frontline Soldiers - particularly explosives ordnance personnel - to do forensics to speed up investigations.

Heart disease and cancer are overwhelmingly the most common causes of death in the United States. But researchers always like to dig deeper in to health trends than that. A new map, published by the CDC, shows the illnesses and accidents that disproportio

CDC Death Map Shows Each State's Most Common Killer

May 22, 2015 1:21 pm | by Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian | News | Comments

Heart disease and cancer are overwhelmingly the most common causes of death in the United States. But researchers always like to dig deeper in to health trends than that. A new map, published by the CDC, shows the illnesses and accidents that disproportionately claim people in each state. 

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It is perhaps symbolic that the statue of Justice atop the dome crowning the white limestone courthouse here had the scales ripped from her hand in a storm. After a bloody weekend melee between motorcycle gangs left nine people dead, 18 wounded and more t

Waco Courts Overwhelmed After Biker Brawl

May 22, 2015 12:58 pm | by Molly Hennessy-Fiske | News | Comments

It is perhaps symbolic that the statue of Justice atop the dome crowning the white limestone courthouse here had the scales ripped from her hand in a storm. After a bloody weekend melee between motorcycle gangs left nine people dead, 18 wounded and more than 177 in jail, the criminal justice system is a bit frayed.

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Nuix Incident Response

May 22, 2015 12:24 pm | Nuix | Product Releases

Nuix Incident Response is an innovative investigative tool that rapidly delivers deep insights into the cause and scope of data breaches. It harnesses the Nuix Engine’s unique abilities to ingest data natively from hundreds of file types and data formats, adding built-in intelligence to guide incident responders toward the key evidence of internal or external breaches.

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The Hatton Garden heist was a daring raid that involved climbing down lift shafts,   drilling through a reinforced concrete wall, gaining entry to a secure vault and   breaking numerous secure metal safe boxes before making away with valuables, right   un

How to Solve a Jewel Heist (and Why It Takes So Long)

May 22, 2015 11:46 am | by Emma Rixon, Tne Conversation | News | Comments

The Hatton Garden heist was a daring raid that involved climbing down lift shafts, drilling through a reinforced concrete wall, gaining entry to a secure vault and breaking numerous secure metal safe boxes before making away with valuables, right under the noses of security and police. But the investigation moved from snail’s, to making several charges in 48 hours. So what goes on and why is it all so slow?

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The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son intensified Thursday after police raided but failed to find anyone inside a home in western Missouri, where the man was charged last month for allegedly keeping the

Police: Woman Held in Box for Months Found Dead, Man Sought

May 22, 2015 11:14 am | News | Comments

The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son intensified Thursday after police raided but failed to find anyone inside a home in western Missouri, where the man was charged last month for allegedly keeping the woman confined in a wooden box.

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Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case on Thursday viewed autopsy photos of some of the 12 people who were killed in the attack, a graphic ending to the fourth week of the death penalty trial that is expected to run through the summer.

Colorado Theater Shooting Jurors See Graphic Autopsy Photos

May 22, 2015 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case on Thursday viewed autopsy photos of some of the 12 people who were killed in the attack, a graphic ending to the fourth week of the death penalty trial that is expected to run through the summer.  

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Digital forensics isn't only about fancy tools and technologies that aid investigators in their work. It's as much about ingenuity and creativity as technology, and requires a unique array of skill: the technical savvy of a science- club geek married with

Computer Forensic Investigations Require Planning and Investment

May 22, 2015 10:40 am | by Daintry Duffy, CSO | News | Comments

Digital forensics isn't only about fancy tools and technologies that aid investigators in their work. It's as much about ingenuity and creativity as technology, and requires a unique array of skill: the technical savvy of a science- club geek married with the curiosity that marks a seasoned detective.

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If you sell or gift your old Android phone to someone, is it enough to do a factory reset to wipe all your sensitive data? And if your Android gets stolen, how sure are you that your anti-theft solution will do a good job wiping it and/or locking the devi

Android Factory Reset Not Enough to Keep Data Secure

May 22, 2015 10:14 am | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | News | Comments

If you sell or gift your old Android phone to someone, is it enough to do a factory reset to wipe all your sensitive data? And if your Android gets stolen, how sure are you that your anti-theft solution will do a good job wiping it and/or locking the device? Two researchers have published two papers that answer those questions.

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Recently, a Canadian 17-year-old pleaded guilty to 23 charges relating to swatting calls and other false police reports, many of which had targeted his online opponents in the video game League of Legends.

Teen Pleads Guilty to 23 Charges of Swatting, Harassing Online Game Rivals

May 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica | News | Comments

Recently, a Canadian 17-year-old pleaded guilty to 23 charges relating to swatting calls and other false police reports, many of which had targeted his online opponents in the video game League of Legends.

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The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken. The Senate is expected to decide Friday what to do with the oft-debated

Senate Expected to Act on NSA Collection of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 9:36 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken. The Senate is expected to decide Friday what to do with the oft-debated measure.

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A U.S. State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said.

US State Dept. Employee Faces Cyber Stalking, Hacking Charges

May 22, 2015 9:19 am | by Jeff Martin, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said.

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Temporary Power Distribution System

May 22, 2015 8:31 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases

Larson Electronics has released a temporary power distribution system that converts 480 volts AC current to single phase 120 volts AC and 240 volts AC. 

As an undetectable means of bumping someone off, poison has fallen steeply out of favour in recent times, forensic technology having advanced to such a degree that the presence of even the smallest quantities of any toxic agent in a corpse will now almost

Poisoning More Difficult With Improving Forensic Technology

May 21, 2015 2:57 pm | by Jon Henley, The Guardian | News | Comments

As an undetectable means of bumping someone off, poison has fallen steeply out of favour in recent times, forensic technology having advanced to such a degree that the presence of even the smallest quantities of any toxic agent in a corpse will now almost inevitably be detected.

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