Cybersecurity

License plate scanners: Useful tools, but what about all that data?

The systems, which can capture up to thousands of images per hour, are increasingly popular with police but are raising privacy conerns.

Cybersecurity

FBI seeks to expand wiretap law to social networks, IM, webmail

The FBI has drafted a proposal that would require social networking, webmail and IM sites, as well as voice-over-IP providers, to make their sites wiretap-ready, and it is asking those companies not to oppose the measure.

Cybersecurity

Cyber crime-fighters: A model for international cooperation?

Current international collaboration against online criminals could offer a template for broader cooperation on cybersecurity, although law enforcement has challenges of its own.

Data & Analytics

Crash analytics: How data can help eliminate highway deaths

Highway safety groups' strategy, called Toward Zero Deaths, is ambitious, but data analytics combined with the "Four Es" make it possible.

Server yields no clues to U. of Pittsburgh bomb threats

A server seized in connection with a series of bomb threats directed at the University of Pittsburgh won't help authorities find the person responsible.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Social media, crime fighter

Police can use social networks to spot trends, counter threats and communicate with the public. But it also has potential pitfalls, law enforcement officers say.

Cybersecurity

'Elite' hacker done in by everyday iPhone function

A hacker who posted racy photos gloating about his hack of police officers' home addresses didn't realize the pictures were GPS-tagged and time-stamped.

Cybersecurity

FCC, wireless industry battle 'epidemic' of smart-phone thefts

The PROTECT Initiative will use a database of phone and tablet serial numbers to render lost or stolen devices inactive and educate the public on protective steps.

iPad is the new search warrant

Butte County, Calif., says it's the first county in the state to let judges use digital signatures to issue search warrants via their iPads.

MIT team nabs 3 suspects in State's TAG Challenge, 2 go free

The contest to test social media's ability to work quickly across international borders produces a partial, but still pretty impressive, result.

When does online radicalism become real-world terrorism?

Though there is no litmus test to predetermine when or even if an extremist on the Web will become a violent terrorist, there are a few tell-tale signs.

Cybersecurity

Warrantless cell-phone tracking widespread, study finds

U.S. police routinely track cell phones in their investigations, but only a tiny minority obtain warrants to do so, according to an ACLU investigation.

Cybersecurity

Many Megaupload files belong to US gov users, Dotcom says

The file-sharing site's founder, out on bail, says U.S. government officials are among the customers whose files were frozen after the Megaupload bust.

Cybersecurity

5 LulzSec/Anonymous members charged after leader helps FBI

The hacker group's purported leader began helping investigators after his arrest last year, leading to five members being charged March 6.

Cloud & Infrastructure

5 thieves, 5 cities, 12 hours: Can Twitter catch them?

A State Department-sponsored contest will test social media's intelligence-gathering power, asking contestants to find a ring of international jewel thieves.

Cybersecurity

25 alleged Anonymous hackers busted in international crackdown

The suspects were arrested after an Interpol-backed investigation. Other Anonymous members retaliated quickly.

Cybersecurity

Can government stem the rise of hacktivism?

Most distributed denial-of-service attacks today are politically or ideologically motivated, a dramatic change from past years, according to a recent survey. However, confidence in law enforcement to defend against these cyberattacks is at an all-time low.

State & Local

More drones coming to airspace near you?

Keep your eyes on the skies. A bill working its way through Congress could dramatically increase the number of drones allowed in U.S. airspace.

Cybersecurity

Feds bust Super Bowl streaming sites (but Brady didn't tip them off)

The New England Patriots' quarterback's comments aren't why agents shut down the illegal sites; the Super Bowl is always a good platform for calling attention to piracy.

Cybersecurity

Court's GPS ruling doesn't answer the real question of online privacy

The court's decision that use of a GPS tracking device constitutes a search relied on property rights and did not address the question of privacy in an increasingly online world.

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