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Hope is rare in China’s courts. This is a country where 99.9 percent of suspects are found guilty. Where authorities put to death more convicted criminals each year than the rest of the world’s countries combined.

In China, a Rare Criminal Case in Which Evidence Made a Difference

December 30, 2014 12:57 pm | by William Wan, Washington Post | Comments

Hope is rare in China’s courts. This is a country where 99.9 percent of suspects are found guilty. Where authorities put to death more convicted criminals each year than the rest of the world’s countries combined.           

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To Deschutes County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Nelson, Bend was primarily a prime fishing spot. It was 2002 and Nelson was planning to retire from the Portland Police Bureau after nearly 30 years of service. But then he was recruited by then-Sheriff Les Stiles to

Oregon Digital Forensics Lab Stretched

December 30, 2014 12:44 pm | by Claire Withycombe, The Bulletin | Comments

To Deschutes County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Nelson, Bend was primarily a prime fishing spot. It was 2002 and Nelson was planning to retire from the Portland Police Bureau after nearly 30 years of service. But then he was recruited by then-Sheriff Les Stiles to head a new computer forensics unit for the sheriff’s office.

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Police say they matched a would-be pizza shop robber to a roll of toilet paper in his Pennsylvania home.

Toilet Paper Links Man to Heist Attempt

December 30, 2014 12:08 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Police say they matched a would-be pizza shop robber to a roll of toilet paper in his Pennsylvania home.                                         

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Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.

Wreckage, Bodies Reveal Jet's Fate Days after It Disappeared

December 30, 2014 11:55 am | by Dewi Nurcahyani and Robin McDowell, Associated Press | Comments

Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.

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FBI Seeks Tech Experts to Become Cyber Special Agents

December 30, 2014 10:29 am | by FBI | Comments

Since its earliest days, the FBI has looked for recruits with specialized skills to fill its special agent ranks: lawyers, accountants, scientists, and engineers, to name a few. Today, however, the most sought-after candidates possess a uniquely 21st century quality: cyber expertise.

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Tougher to Use Bitcoin for Crime?

December 30, 2014 10:02 am | by Mathew J. Schwartz, Gov Info Security | Comments

The relative anonymity afforded by using the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin appears to be in jeopardy, making it potentially less attractive for use in connection with cyber crime.                   

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US Suspects North Korea Had Help Attacking Sony Pictures

December 30, 2014 9:51 am | by Mark Hosenball and Jim Finkle, Reuters | Comments

U.S. investigators believe that North Korea likely hired hackers from outside the country to help with last month's massive cyber attack against Sony Pictures, an official close to the investigation has said.           

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Hacker Claims You Can Steal Fingerprints with Only a Camera

December 30, 2014 9:41 am | by Seth Rosenblatt, CNET | Comments

One hacker says he has developed a way to copy fingerprints using a common digital camera.                                             

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The odds aren’t good that burglary victims in Austin will see their belongings again.

Shortage of Lab Techs Hampering Austin Burglary Investigations

December 29, 2014 11:23 am | by Wes Martin, Statesman | Comments

The odds aren’t good that burglary victims in Austin will see their belongings again.                                               

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Maine Sees Sharp Rise in Costly Meth Lab Busts

December 29, 2014 11:08 am | by Allana Durkin, Associated Press | Comments

Methamphetamine labs have proliferated at a startling rate across Maine, and drug agents say that the growth in the costly and dangerous raids has stretched their resources.                     

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Joe Gillmer had a problem. A big, stinky, sole-troubling problem plaguing the condos, where he serves as board vice president.

Using DNA to Catch Canine Culprits - and Their Nefarious Owners

December 29, 2014 11:02 am | by Karen Heller, Washington Post | Comments

Joe Gillmer had a problem. A big, stinky, sole-troubling problem plaguing the condos, where he serves as board vice president.                                   

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When a wrongfully   convicted individual is exonerated, the original crime victim may experience   feelings of guilt, fear, helplessness, devastation and depression. For some   victims, the impact of the wrongful conviction may be comparable to — or even

Addressing the Impact of Wrongful Convictions on Crime Victims

December 29, 2014 10:51 am | by Seri Irazola, Erin Williamson, Julie Stricker and Emily Niedzwiecki, NIJ | Comments

When a wrongfully convicted individual is exonerated, the original crime victim may experience feelings of guilt, fear, helplessness, devastation and depression. For some victims, the impact of the wrongful conviction may be comparable to — or even worse than — that of their original victimization.

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Lizard Squad Says It Won’t Take Down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Anymore, Claims It Never Attacked Tor

December 29, 2014 10:05 am | by Emil Protalinski, VB News | Comments

The “hacker” group Lizard Squad has declared it will no longer attack Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, as well as denied claims it had planned to attack Tor, an anonymity network often used to resist censorship. While the former appears to be true, the latter information is quite conflicting.

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South Korea Nuclear Operator Says Cyber Attacks Continue, Reactors Safe

December 29, 2014 9:54 am | by Meeyong Cho, Reuters | Comments

South Korea's nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyber attacks on non-critical operations at the company's headquarters are continuing but the country's nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack.     

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5 Most Dangerous Software Bugs of 2014

December 29, 2014 9:44 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

Dealing with the discovery of new software flaws, even those that leave users open to serious security exploits, has long been a part of everyday life online. But few years have seen quite so many bugs, or ones quite so massive. Throughout 2014, one Mothra-sized megabug after another sent systems administrators and users scrambling to remediate security crises that affected millions of machines.

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