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How Microscopic Algae Are Helping Forensic Teams Catch Criminal

April 13, 2016 | by Kristie R. Scott, The Conversation | Comments

From deserted fields and dark forests to murky rivers and concrete jungles, environments can leave traces of physical evidence on a criminal.

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Philadelphia Cop Injured in Ambush Awarded 'Man of the Year'

May 5, 2016 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Philadelphia police officer wounded during an ambush while he was sitting in his patrol car in January has received a "Man of the Year" award in New York City.

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Government Report: Crime Dropped Overall in Nation's Schools

May 4, 2016 12:03 pm | by Carole Feldman and Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | Comments

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

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Prosecutor: Same Gun, Same DNA in 'Grim Sleeper' Slayings

May 3, 2016 12:20 pm | by Brian Melley, Associated Press | Comments

A serial killer preying on vulnerable young black women on the rough streets of South Los Angeles eluded police for two decades until someone rifling through a dumpster in 2007 noticed red fingernails poking out of a garbage bag.

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The Government Wants Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone. Should That Be Allowed?

May 3, 2016 12:16 pm | by Matt Hamilton and Richard Winton, LA Times | Comments

As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom.

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As US Drops 'Cyber Bombs' ISIS Retools Its Own Cyber Army

May 2, 2016 12:41 pm | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | Comments

ISIS has long leveraged social media to spread propaganda and even coordinate targets for attacks, using an ever-shifting collection of social media accounts for recruitment and even to call for attacks on individuals ISIS leaders have designated as enemies

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Jane Doe No. 59 ID’ed, But is She Another Victim of the Manson Family?

April 29, 2016 12:04 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

The body of a young woman was found in the brush off Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles on No. 16, 1969. Forty-six years later, a series of developments have identified her as a girl who moved to LA from Montreal – and then ended up being brutally slain by the side of a road. Whether she was a victim of the then-at-large Manson Family remains to be seen.

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Outwitting Poachers with Artificial Intelligence

April 28, 2016 12:11 pm | by The National Science Foundation | Comments

A century ago, more than 60,000 tigers roamed the wild. Today, the worldwide estimate has dwindled to around 3,200.

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Blame the Victim: Report Shows Fifth of Breaches Caused by 'Miscellaneous Errors'

April 28, 2016 12:05 pm | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | Comments

​The number of reported breaches of organizations' data has been growing hyperbolically over the past few years, based on data in Verizon's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).

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US House Unanimously Passed Bill Requiring Warrants for Email

April 28, 2016 11:59 am | by David Kravets, Ars Technica | Comments

The US House unanimously approved legislation Wednesday requiring authorities to obtain a court warrant to acquire e-mails and data stored in the cloud.

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Study Finds Laws Protecting Child Witnesses Lack Uniformity

April 28, 2016 11:15 am | by Sam Houston State University | Comments

Each year, more than 100,000 children take the stand to testify in criminal, civil or juvenile courts, but legal protections for these underage witnesses and victims greatly vary from state to state.

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Device 'Fingerprints' Could Help Protect Power Grid

April 28, 2016 11:06 am | by John Toon, | Comments

Researchers are using unique electronic “voices” to hopefully help investigator identify devices on electrical grid control networks.

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FBI Says It Won't Disclose How It Accessed Locked iPhone

April 27, 2016 1:04 pm | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Comments

The FBI says it won't publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.

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Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller and Heroin Addiction?

April 26, 2016 1:03 pm | by Michael Casey, Associated Press | Comments

The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin.

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U.S. Cyberattacks Target ISIS in a New Line of Combat

April 26, 2016 12:52 pm | by David E. Sanger, New York Times | Comments

The United States has opened a new line of combat against the IS, directing the military’s six-year-old Cyber Command to mount computer-network attacks.

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How Child Predator Was Caught by Tiny Clue in Photo He Posted Online

April 25, 2016 12:04 pm | by Lynda Kinkade, CNN | Comments

In the background of the photo, which was posted online, are products including prescription medication, but zooming in on that pill bottle makes the details unreadable.

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