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Prison Phone Companies Fight for Right to Charge Inmates $14 a Minute

October 26, 2015 11:44 am | by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica | Comments

​The Federal Communications Commission is about to face another lawsuit, this time over a vote to cap the prices prisoners pay for phone calls.


Joomla Bug Puts Millions of Websites at Risk of Remote Takeover Hacks

October 26, 2015 10:59 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

Millions of websites used in e-commerce and other sensitive industries are vulnerable to remote take-over hacks made possible by a critical vulnerability that has affected the Joomla content management system for almost two years.


Gun That May Have Been Used in Officer's Death Found

October 26, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Divers searching the Harlem River recovered a gun "consistent" with the weapon used to kill a police officer during a foot chase in Manhattan, the New York Police Department said Sunday.


Florida Death Row Inmate Becomes State's First to Demand the Electric Chair

October 23, 2015 1:53 pm | by Steve Bousquet, Tampa Bay Times | Comments

For the first time in nearly two decades, a Florida prison inmate is demanding that he be put to death in the antiquated electric chair and not by a lethal injection method that has been repeatedly challenged in court.


Mass DNA Testing to Start in Rape Case

October 23, 2015 1:43 pm | by The Swiss Broadcasting Company | Comments

Law enforcement authorities in Lucerne are to start the mass DNA screening of 372 young men in the next two weeks, in the hope of solving a rape case in which the victim was left partially paralysed.


WikiLeaks Publishes E-Mail From CIA Director's Hacked AOL Account

October 23, 2015 1:36 pm | by Joe Mullin, Ars Technica | Comments

The e-mails include Brennan's SF86, a form that he had to fill out to get his current position and security clearance. The form, from 2008, "reveals a quite comprehensive social graph of the current Director of the CIA with a lot of additional non-governmental and professional/military career details," according to WikiLeaks' description of the document.


Cybercrime: IT Workers Are Actually Worst Offenders

October 22, 2015 11:10 am | by Clara Guibourg, City AM | Comments

How's this for ironic: It turns out that the office’s tech-savvy IT workers are actually the greatest offenders when it comes to slouching on IT security


In Cybercrime, Every Piece of Data Has a Price

October 22, 2015 10:57 am | by Corey Diehl, Staff Writer | Comments

A key development has been the growth of a hacking “as a service” business model employed by various groups and individuals.


Man Charged in Albuquerque Road-Rage Killing of 4-Year-Old

October 22, 2015 9:26 am | by Mary Hudetz and Bob Seavey, The Associated Press | Comments

A 32-year-old man is facing murder charges in the road-rage killing of a 4-year-old Albuquerque girl, who was shot in the backseat of her father's truck — a death that horrified the public.


Cybersecurity Bill Nears Crucial Senate Vote

October 21, 2015 1:17 pm | by Kaveh Waddell, The National Journal | Comments

Sup­port­ers say the bill would be a cru­cial tool for thwart­ing in­creas­ingly dam­aging cy­ber­at­tacks, like the ones on Sony Pic­tures and the Of­fice of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment. But pri­vacy ad­voc­ates warn it could give the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency ac­cess to vast new amounts of per­son­al in­form­a­tion on Amer­ic­ans.


Faced With an IPhone They Can't Unlock, Cops Again Turn to Apple for Help

October 21, 2015 1:10 pm | by Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica | Comments

On Tuesday, a New York federal judge told Apple that he is not happy with the company’s response as to whether a law originally written in 1789 applies in a 21st century context. Or put another way, can the American legal system compel Apple to hand the government the keys to unlock an iPhone?


Jurors View Crime Scene Photos From 1979 Slaying

October 21, 2015 12:43 pm | by Elvia Malagon, | Comments

In the decades that have passed, Robert Byrd couldn't recall the murder victim's name and instead remembered her as "Mockingbird." 


NYC Officer Fatally Shot in Gun Battle

October 21, 2015 10:41 am | by Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press | Comments

A police officer responding to a report of shots fired was killed during a gunfight and chase involving a stolen bicycle, and a suspect in his slaying was in custody, police said Wednesday.


How a Criminal Ring Defeated the Secure Chip-And-PIN Credit Cards

October 20, 2015 12:23 pm | by Megan Geuss, Ars Technica | Comments

The engineer was able to put together the chip card hacking scheme that a group of French researchers call "the most sophisticated smart card fraud encountered to date.”


Mother, Boyfriend Can Conduct Own Autopsy in 'Baby Doe' Case

October 20, 2015 11:42 am | Comments

A judge has ruled that a mother and boyfriend charged in the death of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor beach can have their own autopsy conducted on her remains.



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