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Panama Papers: How Investigators Searched 2.6 Terabytes of Data

April 8, 2016 1:36 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The 11.5 million documents, created by the law firm, Mossack Fonseca, used different file formats, probably including typed financial documents, dating back to the 1970s.


'Cyber Hygiene' Could Prevent the Next Attack

April 7, 2016 12:34 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Cyber attacks have been on the rise in recent month, but one cybersecurity expert says basic "cyber hygiene" could go a long way to protecting data from being hacked.


'Floaters' May Decompose in Deep Water Much Faster Than Previously Believed

April 7, 2016 11:35 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

New research on pig carcasses indicates that deeper, more oxygen-rich water can significantly speed up breakdown processes.


Four Ways the FBI May Have Unlocked the iPhone

April 6, 2016 12:26 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

According to a public search on federal spending, Israeli-based Cellebrite has offered services to dozens of federal agencies, like DOJ and DOE, over 1,500 orders in all.


Parole Granted: Convicted Murderer Maintains Innocence, 3 Decades Later

April 6, 2016 12:19 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

For the last 20 years and 12 parole hearings, Swanigan was denied release from prison. For years, it was simply because he continues to claim his innocence.


After Forensic Analysis, Knife Found at OJ Simpson Estate Not Murder Weapon

April 5, 2016 4:53 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

After the O.J. Simpson murder trial captivated the country, the LAPD are still searching for the murder weapon used to kill Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.


New Criminology Study: ‘All Crimes Are Not Created Equal’

April 5, 2016 2:15 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

The researchers teamed up with former police to call for a more “meaningful measure of crime” that analyzes the real societal harm: damage done to its citizens.


Mitochondrial DNA Offers Clues to a Native American Genocide

April 5, 2016 12:45 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers have uncovered the disappearance of entire genetic lineages, shortly after the arrival of the Europeans in the 1600s, using mtDNA analysis in Native American mummies.


Are Viruses Like Microbial Passports?

April 5, 2016 12:20 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Forget brushing for fingerprints or swabbing DNA, investigators of the future might be able to pin down a suspect just by examining the virus strains present in the body.


Potential Second Viking Site in New World Found, Reports Say

April 1, 2016 3:57 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

New advances in satellite imaging have led to what could potentially be a second Viking settlement in the Americas.


Cops Bust Cross-Border Pot Tunnel, Four Football Fields Long

April 1, 2016 2:28 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

Law enforcement seized 1,350 pounds of marijuana, and made multiple arrests, including the owner of the Calexico, Calif. home.


Mengele’s Remains to Be Used in Medical Research, 70 Years after Auschwitz

April 1, 2016 12:51 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Nazi doctor who oversaw torturous medical experiments that killed thousands at Auschwitz will actually contribute to forensic science, decades after his death.


Sewage Epidemiology: Tracing Designer Drugs in Europe’s Wastewater

April 1, 2016 12:30 pm | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

A new study, by the European Monitoring Center, analyzed daily samples from waste-water treatment plants across the continent, and found some pretty interesting results.


Forensic Reconstruction of a Prehistoric, Bronze-Age Battle in Germany

March 31, 2016 12:49 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

Before Stalingrad, before the Somme, before Waterloo, and before even the Battle of Tours, there was the Tollense River Valley.


FBI Agrees to Unlock iPhone in Arkansas Murder Case

March 31, 2016 11:59 am | by Sean Allocca, Editor | Comments

In what might be a landmark decision for state and local law enforcement, the FBI has agreed to unlock an iPhone and iPod in an Arkansas murder case.



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