Mobile Forensics

A federal judge in Chicago is the latest to weigh in on still-disputed legal questions about whether law enforcement can order suspects to put their fingers on fingerprint sensors to unlock a smartphone, concluding it’s not necessarily a violation...
by Michael Tarm, Associated Press
12:34pm
10.18.2017
A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (5.9 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United...
by Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
10:27am
8.21.2017
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A sharp-eyed airline passenger spotted another passenger texting about sexually assaulting children, leading officers in California and Washington state to arrest two people and find two young victims, authorities said Thursday.
by Paul Elias, Associated Press
9:02am
8.4.2017
Although most people don't broadcast in advance their intention to engage in criminal activity, new research has shown that the use of Twitter can help predict crime.
by American Statistical Association
11:28am
8.2.2017
A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a crash that killed her younger sister.
by Scott Smith, Associated Press
9:56am
7.28.2017
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An attorney for one of three convicts to escape from the Orange County Jail in California last year released the produced and edited video of the jailbreak to the Associated Press this week. It shows the inmates’ climb out through the roof of the...
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12:41pm
7.27.2017
A Thai non-governmental organization combating human slavery said it relied on state-of-the-art technology to gather evidence that aided in the conviction of an army general in a human trafficking case described as the country’s biggest to date.
by A. Azim Idris, Asian Correspondent
11:12am
7.24.2017
A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter in a trial that raised questions about whether words can kill.
by Denise Lavoie, Associated Press
3:30pm
6.16.2017
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Trial begins today for a woman charged with involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide through text messages. Prosecutors say defendant Michelle Carter, 20, who was 17 at the time of her boyfriend’s death, sent multiple...
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12:24pm
6.6.2017
Police officers for the first time could be required to obtain warrants to get data on the past locations of criminal suspects based on cellphone use under a major case on privacy rights in the digital age taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court on...
by Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
10:19am
6.6.2017
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It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data. Bentley's insurance claim was denied, and...
by Dave Collin, Associated Press
10:05am
3.29.2017
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