Mobile Forensics

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
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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
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
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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
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
A man accused of killing three women and attempting to murder a fourth was tracked via his cellphone to locations near where at least two of the women's bodies were discovered, according to a court document filed by prosecutors.
by David Porter, Associated Press
10:57am
3.14.2017
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An investigation conducted by the Ellis County District Attorney's Office in Texas found that Constable Mike Jones is alleged to have remotely purged his county-issued iPhone and iCloud after it was seized as evidence. Apple provided information to...
by Andrew Branca, Daily Light/Waxahachietx.com
10:08am
3.7.2017
Traditional detective work led police to murderer Daniel Edwards, but it was forensic science and analysis of mobile phone data that secured his conviction. Cell site records disputed Edwards' claim that he was not in the area of the crime scene...
by Hull Daily Mail
11:51am
2.2.2017
A fired Kentucky high school principal has admitted to seizing students' phones so that he could steal pornographic images and trade them online, investigators said.
by Associated Press
10:01am
1.11.2017
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