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The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as hundreds of thousands of journalists, dissidents and security-minded people around the world, is running out of money to keep his project alive.

The World's Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke

February 6, 2015 8:20 am | by Julia Angwin, ProPublica | Comments

The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as hundreds of thousands of journalists, dissidents and security-minded people around the world, is running out of money to keep his project alive.

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Lorain County, Ohio’s crime lab is one of 48 state and 91 local laboratory systems set to participate in a national forensic laboratory information dystem.

County Crime Lab to Contribute to National Forensic Laboratory Information System

February 5, 2015 2:43 pm | by Adriana Cuevas, The Morning Journal | Comments

Lorain County, Ohio’s crime lab is one of 48 state and 91 local laboratory systems set to participate in a national forensic laboratory information dystem.                           

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A new 3D bullet-analyzing technology is used two places in the United States: on the TV show CSI and at the Orange County Crime Lab. The lab is the first in the U.S. to put to work a new scanning system that catalogs more detailed markings and grooves tha

Orange County Crime Lab First in 3D Ballistics

February 5, 2015 2:28 pm | by Alma Fausto, Ocean County Register | Comments

A new 3D bullet-analyzing technology is used two places in the United States: on the TV show CSI and at the Orange County Crime Lab. The lab is the first in the U.S. to put to work a new scanning system that catalogs more detailed markings and grooves than ever before.

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The suspected mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road was convicted on   narcotics and other charges on Wednesday for his role in orchestrating a scheme that   enabled around $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using bitcoins.

Jury Unanimously Convicts Accused Silk Road Operator on All Counts

February 5, 2015 12:47 pm | by Nate Raymond, Reuters | Comments

The suspected mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road was convicted on narcotics and other charges on Wednesday for his role in orchestrating a scheme that enabled around $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using bitcoins.  

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Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information. Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer,

Cyber Breach Exposes Health Records for Millions of Anthem Customers

February 5, 2015 12:23 pm | by Tom Murphy, Associated Press | Comments

Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information. Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer, said it has yet to find any evidence that medical information like insurance claims or test results was targeted or taken in a "very sophisticated" cyber attack.

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 Scientists have developed a handheld fluorometer that, when combined with a smartphone, allows quick, accurate and inexpensive spectral analysis of suspected illegal drugs by law enforcement officers in the field.

Researchers Develop Handheld System to Identify Illegal Drugs

February 5, 2015 11:39 am | by NIJ | Comments

Scientists have developed a handheld fluorometer that, when combined with a smartphone, allows quick, accurate and inexpensive spectral analysis of suspected illegal drugs by law enforcement officers in the field.           

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Sophisticated computer malware has been infecting computers when users visit certain blogs that discuss the Islamic State militant group.

Malware Targets Users Seeking Info on Islamic State Group

February 5, 2015 8:21 am | by Mami Maruko, The Japan Times | Comments

Sophisticated computer malware has been infecting computers when users visit certain blogs that discuss the Islamic State militant group.                                

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A young sergeant on the Pacifica police force recalled the horrific investigation   into the Gypsy Hill murders in 1976. "We didn't have DNA back then. A lot of the   forensics has changed over the years."

How Forensic Investigation has Changed since Gypsy Hill Murders

February 4, 2015 2:51 pm | by Jane Northrop, San Jose Mercury News | Comments

A young sergeant on the Pacifica police force recalled the horrific investigation into the Gypsy Hill murders in 1976. "We didn't have DNA back then. A lot of the forensics has changed over the years."             

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Scotland now has the most advanced DNA profiling system in Europe following a £6 million investment in new forensic capability.

Scottish Forensic Service Leads Europe in DNA Technology

February 4, 2015 2:37 pm | by Scottish Police Authority | Comments

Scotland now has the most advanced DNA profiling system in Europe following a £6 million investment in new forensic capability.                                   

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 The first expert witness for the defense in the trial of Lake Tahoe resident Tatiana Leibel for murder said he could not come to a conclusion about what happened on Feb. 23, 2014, in the shooting death of Leibel’s husband, Harry.

Expert Witness Challenges Crime Scene Processing

February 4, 2015 2:14 pm | by Sarah Hauck, The Record-Courier | Comments

The first expert witness for the defense in the trial of Lake Tahoe, California resident Tatiana Leibel for murder said he could not come to a conclusion about what happened on February 23, 2014, in the shooting death of Leibel’s husband, Harry.

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Russian hackers, using spear-phishing attacks, successfully breached the network of Sony Pictures Entertainment in November 2014, and continue to have on-demand access to Sony's network, according to a new report.

Report Claims Russians Hacked Sony

February 4, 2015 1:49 pm | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | Comments

Russian hackers, using spear-phishing attacks, successfully breached the network of Sony Pictures Entertainment in November 2014, and continue to have on-demand access to Sony's network, according to a new report.           

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An extensive and sophisticated cyber espionage operation targeting mainly Western military, government, defense industry firms, and the media, now has a new weapon: a spyware app for Apple iPhones and iPads.

Apple iOS Now Targeted in Massive Cyber Espionage Campaign

February 4, 2015 12:14 pm | by Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading | Comments

An extensive and sophisticated cyber espionage operation targeting mainly Western military, government, defense industry firms, and the media, now has a new weapon: a spyware app for Apple iPhones and iPads.            

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An Ohio man who sold fake urine and other products meant to help people pass workplace drug tests has pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Pennsylvania.

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Fake Urine for Drug Tests

February 3, 2015 4:36 pm | by Joe Mandak, Associated Press | Comments

An Ohio man who sold fake urine and other products meant to help people pass workplace drug tests has pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Pennsylvania.                           

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In closing arguments, a prosecutor urged jurors to follow the "digital fingerprints" of the San Francisco man who created the underground website Silk Road and to convict him of operating a worldwide online drug network.

Silk Road Creator Faces Overwhelming Evidence

February 3, 2015 2:08 pm | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Comments

In closing arguments, a prosecutor urged jurors to follow the "digital fingerprints" of the San Francisco man who created the underground website Silk Road and to convict him of operating a worldwide online drug network.         

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Law enforcement officials are still not sure how the body of 17-year-old Carolyn Lee Andrew ended up in a shallow grave in Duluth’s Twin Ponds in 1981. But nearly 34 years later, authorities believe they’ve finally determined the identity of her killer.

DNA Technology Cracks 1981 Cold Case

February 3, 2015 12:48 pm | by Tom Olsen, Duluth News Tribune | Comments

Law enforcement officials are still not sure how the body of 17-year-old Carolyn Lee Andrew ended up in a shallow grave in Duluth’s Twin Ponds in 1981. But nearly 34 years later, authorities believe they’ve finally determined the identity of her killer.

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