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Forensic Science Among $1M in Research Grants at Savannah State

July 28, 2015 4:22 pm | by Savannah Morning News | Comments

Savannah State University has been approved for three grants worth $1,041,153 that will include student researchers and focus on STEM-related fields.

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Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

Social Media Companies Fear Liability With Terrorism Bill

July 28, 2015 11:52 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | Comments

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

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Planned Parenthood called on the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday for help managing cybersecurity, following a report that the reproductive healthcare group's website had been hacked by anti-abortion activists.

Planned Parenthood Investigating Claims of Website Hack

July 28, 2015 10:51 am | by Megan Cassela, Reuters | Comments

Planned Parenthood called on the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday for help managing cybersecurity, following a report that the reproductive healthcare group's website had been hacked by anti-abortion activists.

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Researchers have devised a new method for stealing data that bypasses typical security protections for sensitive data — using the GSM network, electromagnetic waves and a basic low-end mobile phone.

Air-Gapped Computer Hacked With Simple Cell Phone

July 28, 2015 10:36 am | by Kim Zetter, Wired | Comments

Researchers have devised a new method for stealing data that bypasses typical security protections for sensitive data — using the GSM network, electromagnetic waves and a basic low-end mobile phone.

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The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining — and will ultimately destroy — millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowd

NSA Will Stop Looking at Old US Phone Records

July 28, 2015 10:16 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining — and will ultimately destroy — millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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ATM Workers Forget Bag of Cash, Man Drives Off With $150K

July 28, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sometime after 11:15 a.m. Monday, surveillance video shows a passenger in a white van grabbing the bag.

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Police ID Man Whose Severed Legs Were Found in Connecticut

July 27, 2015 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Connecticut authorities say severed legs found in New Haven this month were from a homeless man, and testing continues on two severed arms found nearby.

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Fire Science Breakthrough Explains Wildfire Spread

July 27, 2015 1:08 pm | by Rob Chaney, The Missoulian | Comments

According to new research developed in part by scientists at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, we’ve been dazzled by the flames in the treetops when we really should be concentrating on forces near the ground.

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Can Regional Crime Labs Ease Backlog of DNA Tests?

July 27, 2015 12:48 pm | by Kate Elizabeth Queram, Greensboro.com | Comments

Law enforcement officials routinely wait more than a year for forensic results to arrive from the state lab.

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Until very recently, senior executives have been happy to pass the buck for cyber breaches to the IT department or claim that a significant cyber breach had been unforeseeable. But a series of high-profile resignations are now shining the spotlight square

Executives Face the Axe for Cyber Breaches

July 27, 2015 11:27 am | by Stuart Poole-Robb, IT Pro Portal | Comments

Until very recently, senior executives have been happy to pass the buck for cyber breaches to the IT department or claim that a significant cyber breach had been unforeseeable. But a series of high-profile resignations are now shining the spotlight squarely on senior board members.

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The science of cell tower triangulation and GPS positioning were the weak links that didn’t meet the burden of proof in the murder case against a woman accused of fatally shooting her husband's ex-wife.

Cell Tower Data Key in Dropping Murder Charge

July 27, 2015 11:04 am | by Aaron Davis, Amarillo Globe-News | Comments

The science of cell tower triangulation and GPS positioning were the weak links that didn’t meet the burden of proof in the murder case against a woman accused of fatally shooting her husband's ex-wife.

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A group of researchers has described an anonymizing network called HORNET (High-speed Onion Routing at the NETwork layer), an onion-routing network that could become the next generation of Tor.

Researchers Claim They've Developed a Better, Faster Tor

July 27, 2015 10:48 am | by Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica | Comments

A group of researchers has described an anonymizing network called HORNET (High-speed Onion Routing at the NETwork layer), an onion-routing network that could become the next generation of Tor.

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Three Estonian men have been sentenced to over three years in prison for their roles in an Internet scheme that infected more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries.

3 Estonian Men Get Over 3 Years in Prison for Cyber Fraud

July 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Comments

Three Estonian men have been sentenced to over three years in prison for their roles in an Internet scheme that infected more than 4 million computers in over 100 countries.

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Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

July 27, 2015 10:17 am | by Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Comments

Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

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Among all the forensic tools available to criminal investigators, DNA analysis is the only one that has consistently produced reliable results. Now Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, wants to ensure that the technique be used more widely to convict cr

India’s DNA Profiling Bill May Become One of the World's Most Intrusive Laws

July 24, 2015 3:01 pm | by Akshat Rathi, Quartz | Comments

Among all the forensic tools available to criminal investigators, DNA analysis is the only one that has consistently produced reliable results. Now Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, wants to ensure that the technique be used more widely to convict criminals in the country.

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