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DNA Convicts Man in 1983 Rape, Murder

March 24, 2015 10:21 am | by Dave Brooksher, Bay City News | Comments

Christopher Holland, 59, was on trial for the murder of 17-year-old Cynthia Munoz, who was found raped, strangled and stabbed in her disabled boyfriend’s Campbell home Aug. 7, 1983. Holland was charged in 2007 after investigators linked him to a sperm sample taken from Munoz’s body, according to prosecutors.

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Talyor Swift joins Harvard and Microsoft in buying up domain names that have their names ending in .adult and .porn.

Taylor Swift's Premptive Strike at Porn

March 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

Talyor Swift joins Harvard and Microsoft in buying up domain names that have their names ending in .adult and .porn.

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Another popular Yoast Wordpress plugin has been found sporting a critical vulnerability that can be exploited by attackers to take over control of the site.

WordPress Plugin Used by Millions Sports Critical Site-Hijacking Flaw

March 23, 2015 12:37 pm | by Zeljka Zorn, Help Net Security | Comments

Another popular Yoast Wordpress plugin has been found sporting a critical vulnerability that can be exploited by attackers to take over control of the site.

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China's Defense Ministry has denied that it had anything to do with a cyber attack on Register.com, a unit of Web.com, following a report in the Financial Times that the FBI was looking into the Chinese military's involvement.

Chinese Military Denies Role in Reported US Hacking

March 23, 2015 12:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

China's Defense Ministry has denied that it had anything to do with a cyber attack on Register.com, a unit of Web.com, following a report in the Financial Times that the FBI was looking into the Chinese military's involvement.  

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Security researchers have discovered a major new piece of point-of-sale (PoS) malware designed to steal credit and debit card data from retailers’ PoS systems.

PoSeidon Malware Charts a Course for PoS Data

March 23, 2015 12:13 pm | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Security researchers have discovered a major new piece of point-of-sale (PoS) malware designed to steal credit and debit card data from retailers’ PoS systems.

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The militant Islamic group ISIS has leaked information of 100 American service members, urging sympathizers in America to kill them.

ISIS Urges Its 'Brothers' to Kill US Service Members

March 23, 2015 11:16 am | by Ernie Austin, Associate Editor | Comments

The militant Islamic group ISIS has leaked information of 100 American service members, urging sympathizers in America to kill them. The group referring to itself as the "Islamic State Hacking Division" posted that it had hacked several military servers, databases and emails and made public the information on 100 members of the U.S. military.

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Prosecutor Punished Over Mishandled Rape Case

March 23, 2015 10:52 am | by John Hamlin | Comments

After a disciplinary hearing March 3, the bar found that Paul Jackson mishandled a 2011 rape case, and because of that, the defendant remained in jail for an additional four and a half months.

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Lab Finds Powder on Slain Deputy Not Illegal Drug

March 23, 2015 10:43 am | by Mark Oswald, Albuquerque Journal | Comments

The defense attorney for former Santa Fe County deputy Tai Chan says he wants to do more testing on a packet of white powder found in the wallet of the fellow deputy Chan is accused of killing, even though the state crime lab has determined the powder is not a controlled substance.

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According to recent reports IBM and Intel – and possibly the Federal Reserve – are considering using a popular technology associated with bitcoin – called blockchain – in order to create a new digital payments system.

Tech Giants, Federal Reserve Eye Digital Currency

March 23, 2015 10:24 am | by GCN | Comments

According to recent reports IBM and Intel – and possibly the Federal Reserve – are considering using a popular technology associated with bitcoin – called blockchain – in order to create a new digital payments system.

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Remains of 9/11 Victim at Word Trade Center Identified

March 23, 2015 10:14 am | by Mark Roth, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Comments

At this point, only about 60 percent of the World Trade Center remains have been identified, and many forensic experts believe it will be impossible to put a name to all of them. Still, new techniques are slowly adding verifications.

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Should TV Crime Dramas Better Reflect Reality?

March 23, 2015 10:07 am | by Sophie Doughty | Comments

From Poirot to Inspector Morse to Broadchurch, crime fiction has cemented itself as one of the nation’s favourite genres by giving viewers and readers a glimpse into the fascinating world of criminal investigation they would otherwise never witness

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Texas D.A. Stops Sending DWI Blood Samples to Lab

March 23, 2015 9:56 am | by Brain Chasnoff | Comments

These days samples of blood forcibly drawn in Bexar County are sitting in police property rooms. Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood, a former criminal defense attorney, stopped sending them to IFL, a state-certified crime lab with recent personnel issues.

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A crime scene investigator for the Lafayette, Louisiana Police Department in February 2013 took minimal measurements and said on the witness stand today that he's "not an expert."

Crime Scene Investigator: 'I'm not an expert'

March 20, 2015 2:24 pm | by The Advertiser | Comments

A crime scene investigator for the Lafayette, Louisiana Police Department in February 2013 took minimal measurements and said on the witness stand today that he's "not an expert."

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A man who was sentenced to death for a killing he didn't commit and spent nearly four decades behind bars will receive more than $1 million from the state for wrongful imprisonment, a court ruled Thursday.

Wrongly Imprisoned Man Awarded Over $1M After 39 Years in Jail

March 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

A man who was sentenced to death for a killing he didn't commit and spent nearly four decades behind bars will receive more than $1 million from the state for wrongful imprisonment, a court has ruled.

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A Mississippi sheriff said Friday that a black man found hanging from a tree did not appear to have stepped off of anything before he died.

FBI Awaits Autopsy in Hanging of Black Man in Mississippi

March 20, 2015 1:46 pm | by Johnny Clark and Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Comments

A Mississippi sheriff said Friday that a black man found hanging from a tree did not appear to have stepped off of anything before he died.

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