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Will 'DNA Phenotyping' Lead to Racial Profiling?

February 27, 2015 | by Lauren Kirchner, Pacific Standard Magazine | Comments

Bioethicists, geneticists, attorneys and cops weigh the pros and cons of a radical new science.

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Technology Sheds New Light on Fingerprints

March 6, 2015 10:51 am | by Laura C. Morel, Tampa Bay Times | Comments

Forensic science manager Greg Mason calls it the Ferrari of crime scene processing. He's talking about the new full spectrum imaging systems designed to detect and capture images of fingerprints and other evidence without the need for powder or chemicals.

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Look Inside FBIs New Mobile Lab

March 5, 2015 1:49 pm | by Laura McCallister, KCTV | Comments

​A brand new crime fighting tool just rolled into town and it's being called a game changer. From the outside it might just appear like any normal van, but what's inside has local FBI agents pumped.

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Abu Dhabi forensic department profiles old bone powder samples

March 4, 2015 2:30 pm | by Staff Writer, Gulf News | Comments

One of the bone samples is approximately 400 years old, while the second dates back to the 1870s.

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Crime Lab Experts Testify in Trial for Man Charged With Killing 911 Caller

March 4, 2015 2:23 pm | by Eddie Gregg, Bilings Gazette | Comments

Richardson, a BPD detective for 27 years, discussed what he found inside the Reinert home and, under questioning from County Attorney Scott Twito, focused on using forensic technology to calculate the path of a bullet fired in the master bedroom.

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DNA Can Be Used in Court Without Consent

March 4, 2015 2:00 pm | by Lydia Ramsey, Popular Science | Comments

After he consistently refused to provide any samples to the police, officers snagged a few samples of Raynor's sweat from a chair he had been sitting in during an interrogation session.

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Painstaking analysis of forensic tests in Murder Retrial

March 4, 2015 1:16 pm | by Rebecca Quiliam, NZ Herald | Comments

Forensic scientist Laetitia Sijen from the Netherlands Forensic Institute has been questioned since yesterday in the High Court at Wellington, New Zealand over tests that found central nervous system tissue on a mark on the shirt.

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A Few Reactions to the DOJ's 'Scathing' Report on Ferguson Cops And Racial Bias

March 4, 2015 12:58 pm | by Rigoberto Hernandez, NPR | Comments

The Justice Department reportedly did not find enough evidence to charge white officer Darren Wilson with any civil rights violations for shooting Michael Brown last August. But they did find plenty of evidence of routine discrimination by Ferguson police against black residents.

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The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua,

Clinton Ran Homebrew Computer System for Official Emails

March 4, 2015 12:40 pm | by Jack Gillum and Ted Bridis, Associated Press | Comments

The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press.

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Cal Harris jurors are expected to hear today from the prosecution's key expert witness on blood evidence. Dr. Henry Lee, a forensic scientist based in Connecticut, has testified about blood evidence found in Cal Harris' Spencer home during the Tioga Count

Cal Harris Jury to Hear From Forensic Expert on Blood

March 4, 2015 12:22 pm | Comments

Cal Harris jurors are expected to hear today from the prosecution's key expert witness on blood evidence. Dr. Henry Lee, a forensic scientist based in Connecticut, has testified about blood evidence found in Cal Harris' Spencer home during the Tioga County businessman's two previous trials in 2007 and 2009. Lee is scheduled to testify in Schoharie County Court.

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The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report.

US Heroin Overdoses Shifting to Young, White, Midwestern

March 4, 2015 12:00 pm | by Mike Stobbe, Associated Press | Comments

The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report.

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Forensics experts who investigate crime scenes are looking for answers to three key questions: “Who did it; how did they do it; and can we stop them from doing it again?” The field of nuclear forensics, an important element of LLNL’s national security mis

Watching the Nuclear Detectives' Forensic Data

March 4, 2015 11:34 am | by Charlie Osolin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

Forensics experts who investigate crime scenes are looking for answers to three key questions: “Who did it; how did they do it; and can we stop them from doing it again?” The field of nuclear forensics, an important element of LLNL’s national security mission, has similar goals and uses similar techniques — but with even higher stakes.

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A recently released report by the US Government Accountability Office has revealed that despite some improvements, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) still needs to quash significant security control weaknesses that threaten the agency’s ability to

US Air Traffic Control System is Riddled With Vulnerabilities

March 4, 2015 11:09 am | by Zeljka Zorn, Help Net Security | Comments

A recently released report by the US Government Accountability Office has revealed that despite some improvements, the Federal Aviation Administration still needs to quash significant security control weaknesses that threaten the agency’s ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system.

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US criminal gangs are taking advantage of security gaps in the provisioning of new cards to commit high levels of fraud on the new Apple Pay mobile payment platform, experts have warned.

Apple Pay Under Fire After Account Takeovers Soar

March 4, 2015 10:58 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

US criminal gangs are taking advantage of security gaps in the provisioning of new cards to commit high levels of fraud on the new Apple Pay mobile payment platform, experts have warned.

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Security experts have discovered a potentially catastrophic flaw that for more than a decade has made it possible for attackers to decrypt HTTPS-protected traffic passing between Android or Apple devices and hundreds of thousands or millions of websites.

'FREAK' Flaw in Android and Apple Devices Breaks HTTPS Encryption

March 4, 2015 10:41 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

Security experts have discovered a potentially catastrophic flaw that for more than a decade has made it possible for attackers to decrypt HTTPS-protected traffic passing between Android or Apple devices and hundreds of thousands or millions of websites.

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Security vendor FireEye has released a timely warning about the scale of the mobile threat facing users with a new report claiming that over five billion downloaded Android apps are vulnerable to remote attacks.

Over Five Billion Android Apps Vulnerable to Attack

March 3, 2015 2:59 pm | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Security vendor FireEye has released a timely warning about the scale of the mobile threat facing users with a new report claiming that over five billion downloaded Android apps are vulnerable to remote attacks.

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