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D.A. Agrees to Retry Man in 1991 Charlotte Rape Case

October 2, 2015 1:39 pm | by Joe Marusak, The Charlotte Observer | Comments

Prosecutors have agreed to retry a man who was sentenced to life in prison for a 1991 Charlotte rape but whose case was later shown to involve flawed testimony by an elite FBI forensic unit.


Partners in Sex Crimes: When Women Help Their Husbands

October 2, 2015 1:31 pm | by Mish Way, | Comments

In the early 1990s, when serial killer and sex criminal Karla Homolka received a mere 12-year prison sentence for the kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder of three teenage girls (including her own younger sister), her plea to guilt of manslaughter was instantly dubbed "the deal with the devil."


Concerns Grow Over DNA Evidence Errors in Texas

October 2, 2015 12:52 pm | by Haley Hernandez, 2 Houston | Comments

Since late 1999 scientists used a common formula to determine the likelihood that someone on trial would have the same genetic makeup as someone else and the FBI has flagged what it calls minor discrepancies.


Internet Of Things Hikes Security Risk

October 2, 2015 12:17 pm | by Reinhardt Krause, Investor's Business Daily | Comments

The Internet of Things and corporate supply chains could increase cybersecurity risks, says AT&T. The Internet of Things refers to wireless technology that connects industrial, medical, automotive and consumer devices to the Web.


7 Ways to Force Companies to Fix their Cybersecurity

October 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by S. E. Smith, The Kernel | Comments

Security failures are often viewed as a way of life by the public, but they don't have to be. If companies won't lock up their own henhouses from the fox, it's time to take a proactive role in creating reasons for building better security systems.


Europol Embraces Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

October 2, 2015 11:20 am | by Luke Parker, Brave New Coin | Comments

In recognizing that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are increasingly being accepted at the government level as well as at businesses, the agency cited that its’ popularity has grown among cyber criminals. 


The World Needs an Arms-Control Treaty for Cybersecurity

October 2, 2015 11:14 am | by Joseph S. Nye Jr., The Washington Post | Comments

When President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed cyberweaponry rules of the road at their recent White House news conference, it represented a landmark for a new field.


Oregon Community College Latest Site of Mass Shooting, at Least 7 Dead

October 1, 2015 3:26 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

A community college in Oregon was the site of the nation’s latest mass shooting this morning, with reports of seven to 10 dead and 20 or more wounded.


'Murdered' German Woman Reappears After 31 Years

October 1, 2015 11:36 am | by Mark Banham, International Business Times | Comments

A German woman who vanished 31 years ago and had been registered as dead after a man confessed to her murder, has been found alive and well and living in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Report Sheds Light on Federal Agencies' Cybersecurity Flaws

October 1, 2015 11:07 am | by James Bach, Washington Business Journal | Comments

A U.S. Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday revealed that federal agencies are struggling to implement effective cybersecurity measures and policies, a notion that will surprise few.


Most Americans Are Not Ready for Chip Cards

October 1, 2015 10:55 am | by Fred Imbert, CNBC | Comments

The change from credit cards that you swipe to chip-enabled ones that you dip is expected to accelerate as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches that will make merchants liable for fraudulent charges if they don't accept the more secure chip cards.


Questions, Answers About Effort to Hack Clinton's Emails

October 1, 2015 9:49 am | by Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press | Comments

Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times in August 2011 to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, according to newly released emails from the State Department.


Feds Say Your Hard Drives Are for the Government's Keeping

October 1, 2015 9:44 am | by David Kravets, Ars Technica | Comments

The Justice Department is set to argue Wednesday before a federal appeals court that it may prosecute people for crimes based on evidence obtained from their computers—evidence that was outside the scope of an original probable-cause search warrant.


These Are the Two Forgotten Architects of Silk Road

October 1, 2015 9:40 am | by Joseph Cox, Motherboard | Comments

Over its three year history, Ulbricht hired a small staff of forum moderators and market administrators to help keep the cogs of a multi-million dollar business moving—many of whom have now been apprehended by the authorities.


Crime Labs See Test Results for Fentanyl Double

September 30, 2015 11:16 am | by Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch | Comments

The potent and deadly synthetic opiate fentanyl, the culprit in the deaths of hundreds last year, is becoming more prevalent with the latest test results for the drug at state crime labs spiking.



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