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French, German and Belgian police arrested more than two dozen suspects in anti-terrorism raids Friday, as European authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Islamic extremists in the Mideast.

European Police Arrest Two Dozen in Anti-terrorism Sweeps

January 16, 2015 11:42 am | by Raf Casert and Angela Charlton, Associated Press | Comments

French, German and Belgian police arrested more than two dozen suspects in anti-terrorism raids Friday, as European authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Islamic extremists in the Mideast.         

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Amid fresh concerns about terrorism in the West, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to press President Barack Obama Friday on getting American technology companies like Google and Facebook to allow governments to snoop on encrypted communica

Cameron to Press Obama on Government Access to Communications

January 16, 2015 10:58 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Comments

Amid fresh concerns about terrorism in the West, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to press President Barack Obama Friday on getting American technology companies like Google and Facebook to allow governments to snoop on encrypted communications.

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In just over an hour of staccato cross-examination, Joshua Dratel, lawyer for Silk Road trial defendant Ross Ulbricht, pursued a line of questioning suggesting that the man who really controlled Silk Road wasn't his young client, but Mark Karpeles, the we

Bitcoin Exchange Owner Operated Silk Road Says Defense

January 16, 2015 10:43 am | by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica | Comments

In just over an hour of staccato cross-examination, Joshua Dratel, lawyer for Silk Road trial defendant Ross Ulbricht, pursued a line of questioning suggesting that the man who really controlled Silk Road wasn't his young client, but Mark Karpeles, the wealthy former owner of the Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange.

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A pair of senators is looking to pass legislation that would require the collection of DNA samples from people convicted of misdemeanor crimes that carry prison terms, after the Vermont Supreme Court found a previous law unconstitutional.

Bill Would Require DNA Sampling in Misdemeanors

January 16, 2015 10:23 am | by Neal P. Goswami, Rutland Herald | Comments

A pair of senators is looking to pass legislation that would require the collection of DNA samples from people convicted of misdemeanor crimes that carry prison terms, after the Vermont Supreme Court found a previous law unconstitutional.   

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France Sees 19,000 Cyber Attacks since Terror Rampage

January 15, 2015 2:01 pm | by Jamey Keatin and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | Comments

Hackers have targeted about 19,000 French websites since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead last week, a top French cyberdefense official said Thursday as the president tried to calm the nation's inflamed religious tensions.     

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Investigators trying to determine the cause of a West Texas prison bus crash that killed eight inmates and two guards were returning to the site Thursday to sift through the debris and examine the vehicle.

Investigators to Comb Deadly Prison Bus Crash Site in Texas

January 15, 2015 1:51 pm | by Betsy Blaney, Associated Press | Comments

Investigators trying to determine the cause of a West Texas prison bus crash that killed eight inmates and two guards were returning to the site Thursday to sift through the debris and examine the vehicle.             

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More people were using the mail to get high, and Jared Der-Yeghiayan knew it, speaking from the stand in a Manhattan federal courtroom, where 30-year-old Ross Ulbricht stands accused of being the mastermind in the most successful drug-dealing website of a

Federal Agent Explains How He Trapped Silk Road Suspect

January 15, 2015 1:40 pm | by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica | Comments

More people were using the mail to get high, and Jared Der-Yeghiayan knew it, speaking from the stand in a Manhattan federal courtroom, where 30-year-old Ross Ulbricht stands accused of being the mastermind in the most successful drug-dealing website of all time, the Silk Road.

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How to make politicians really understand the dangers of mass digital surveillance and the importance of information security? Gustav Nipe, the 26-year old president of the Swedish Pirate Party's youth wing, tried to do it by setting up an open Wi-Fi netw

Pirate Activist Shows Politicians What Digital Surveillance Looks Like

January 15, 2015 1:25 pm | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

How to make politicians really understand the dangers of mass digital surveillance and the importance of information security? Gustav Nipe, the 26-year old president of the Swedish Pirate Party's youth wing, tried to do it by setting up an open Wi-Fi network at the Society and Defence National Conference in Sweden.

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Police investigators working to identify victims, find criminals and bring cases to court have revealed that huge increases in the volume of visual evidence, data seized and sheer number of caseloads are the biggest challenges they are facing.

Huge Volume of Visual Evidence Puts Investigators under Pressure

January 15, 2015 12:42 pm | by NetClean | Comments

Police investigators working to identify victims, find criminals and bring cases to court have revealed that huge increases in the volume of visual evidence, data seized and sheer number of caseloads are the biggest challenges they are facing. 

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Evidence from some wrongful-conviction cases suggests that suspects can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and confess to committing crimes they didn’t actually commit. New research provides lab-based evidence for this phenomenon,

People Can be Convinced They Committed a Crime that Never Happened

January 15, 2015 11:30 am | by Association for Psychological Science | Comments

Evidence from some wrongful-conviction cases suggests that suspects can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and confess to committing crimes they didn’t actually commit. New research provides lab-based evidence for this phenomenon, showing that innocent adult participants can be convinced, over the course of a few hours, that they had perpetrated crimes as serious as assault with a weapon in their teenage years.

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US Takes Aim at North Korea's Remaining Financial Links

January 14, 2015 2:06 pm | by David Brunnstrom, Reuters | Comments

The United States aims to use new sanctions imposed on North Korea over the cyber attack on Sony Pictures to cut off the country's remaining links to the international financial system, a senior U.S. Treasury official has said.       

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Once they got the chance, it took prosecutors less than a minute to point the finger—literally—at Ross Ulbricht.

Real Dread Pirate Roberts behind Silk Road Drugs: Defense

January 14, 2015 1:54 pm | by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica | Comments

Once they got the chance, it took prosecutors less than a minute to point the finger — literally — at Ross Ulbricht.                                      

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Forensic scientists at Abertay University in Scotland have identified the most efficient way of recovering fingerprints from the feathers and eggs of birds of prey, publishing the world’s first academic research paper on the subject.

Fingerprints Taken from Golden Eagle Feathers

January 14, 2015 1:28 pm | by Abertay University | Comments

Forensic scientists at Abertay University in Scotland have identified the most efficient way of recovering fingerprints from the feathers and eggs of birds of prey, publishing the world’s first academic research paper on the subject.     

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Human crimes are being solved by the emerging science of veterinary forensics, which can help catch and convict murderers and rapists, not to mention poachers and animal abusers.

Dog and Cat DNA Nabs Bad Guys

January 14, 2015 11:32 am | by Vicki Croke, WBUR's The Wildlife | Comments

Human crimes are being solved by the emerging science of veterinary forensics, which can help catch and convict murderers and rapists, not to mention poachers and animal abusers.                     

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A-T Solutions Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command with ScenePD Pro, an award-winning comprehensive crash and crime scene diagramming tool developed for professional investigators in the field.

US Army CID Selects Crime Scene Diagramming Tool

January 14, 2015 11:07 am | by A-T Solutions | Comments

A-T Solutions Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command with ScenePD Pro, an award-winning comprehensive crash and crime scene diagramming tool developed for professional investigators in the field.

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