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Judge Overturns Dying Inmate's Conviction in Wife's Death

April 22, 2016 12:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

 A judge has thrown out the conviction of a dying Ohio inmate who has spent the last two decades in prison for allegedly killing his wife in 1981.

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How Hacking Team Got Hacked

April 21, 2016 12:39 pm | by J.M. Porup, Ars Technica | Comments

The apparently bilingual hacker originally published the details in Spanish—"just having some fun trolling the English speaking internet," he posted on Reddit—but subsequently translated the document into English.

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Freeway Shooting Suspect Released Amid Doubts About Evidence

April 20, 2016 12:17 pm | by Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press | Comments

A man charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year has been released from jail amid questions about the evidence that authorities say links him to the crimes.

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A Look at Police Use-of-Force Cases Before Freddie Gray

April 19, 2016 12:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The widespread unrest that broke out in Baltimore on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral on April 27, 2015, has been attributed to a host of factors, including decades of dysfunction in the city's institutions, neighborhoods and leadership.

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Man Plans to Sue Over Conviction in 1957 Schoolgirl Killing

April 18, 2016 12:07 pm | by Michael Tarm, Associated Press | Comments

A 76-year-old Washington state man released from prison after a prosecutor concluded he was wrongly convicted in the 1957 killing of a schoolgirl says he intends to sue Illinois for the suffering five years of imprisonment caused him and his family.

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Why a Body Stayed Uncovered During Rush Hour

April 15, 2016 12:37 pm | by Justin L. Mack, USA Today | Comments

The potential crime scene was hard to miss if you were in downtown Indianapolis, Monday afternoon.

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Rape Kit Test Leads to Charges in 1984 Assault

April 15, 2016 12:32 pm | by Steve Staeger, KUSA | Comments

​Nearly 32 years after a 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by two men in a Greeley, a new law led to the arrest of two men in the case.

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Experts Crack Nasty Ransomware

April 12, 2016 12:58 pm | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

A nasty piece of ransomware that took crypto-extortion to new heights contains a fatal weakness that allows victims to decrypt their data without paying the hefty ransom.

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When Is It Okay To Dig Up The Dead?

April 7, 2016 12:44 pm | by Mark Strauss, National Geographic | Comments

Dan Davis watched on a video screen as an underwater robot explored a ship that had sunk to the bottom of the Black Sea. He was stunned to see bones appear in the wreckage. 

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How to Protect Your Data and Avoid Being Hacked

April 6, 2016 4:02 pm | by Bree Fowler, Associated Press | Comments

The government hack of an iPhone used by a San Bernardino killer serves as a reminder that phones and other electronic devices aren't impenetrable vaults.

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Hackers Broke into Hospitals Despite Software Flaw Warnings

April 6, 2016 12:33 pm | by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | Comments

Fixing the problem involved installing an available update or manually deleting two lines of software code.

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FBI Weighs If It Can Share Hacking Tool With Local Law Enforcement

April 5, 2016 12:00 pm | by Ellen Nakashima and Adam Goldman, The Washington Post | Comments

The FBI and Justice Department are debating whether the hacking tool that helped the bureau unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorists can be used to help state and local law enforcement, officials said Friday.

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Convicted Killer Says DNA Will Clear His Name

April 1, 2016 1:06 pm | by Greg Fox, WESH | Comments

​One of Central Florida’s most notorious murderers is trying to get out of prison and lawyers are arguing science could clear his name.

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Digital Forensics Expert Shows How Software Can Break Into iPhones

April 1, 2016 12:00 pm | by Doug Miller, KHOU | Comments

It could be a simple matter of launching what’s commonly called a “brute force attack” - trying every possible combination of passcode numbers until the phone opens. 

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Baltimore Police to Start Wearing Body Cameras in May

March 31, 2016 12:13 pm | by Julliet Linderman, Associated Press | Comments

 The city is finalizing an $11.6 million contract with Taser International that includes 2,500 cameras and storage.

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