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App police

Someone made an app that wipes your phone if police try to crack it

May 12th, 2021

In many modern criminal cases, the defendant’s phone is often the first thing that the police will turn to in order to find evidence to corroborate their case. This has sparked major controversies in recent years, perhaps most notably when Apple refused to unlock the phone of the San Bernardino shooter, but as Apple noted …

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Russian hackers are getting even more brazen in the US

April 29th, 2021

It’s axiomatic among digital security professionals there’s really nothing and no one anymore who’s un-hackable, and the sooner we realize that fact in this era of rampant systems intrusions, data breaches, and the like, the better off we’ll be. Law enforcement is a good example of how this is the case. You’d think that those …

Defund the police

Charles Barkley warns people about comparing Breonna Taylor to George Floyd

September 27th, 2020

NBA analyst Charles Barkley has come under fire in recent days for comments he made during a broadcast about the national “defund the police” movement, as well as about the police killing of Breonna Taylor. About defunding the police, Barkley suggested that adherents to that philosophy are “fools” and asked, “Who are black people supposed …

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Watch CNN reporters get arrested while covering the Minnesota protests

May 29th, 2020

CNN reporters covering the protests in Minnesota were arrested after attempting to comply with the demands of riot police. The incident was broadcast live, showing reporter Omar Jimenez being arrested while asking where the police wanted the team to move. The protests were sparked by the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who …

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Trusty law enforcement drone helps nab hostage taker in California

February 26th, 2019

Drones have become big sellers in hobbyist circles and prices on them are now low enough that just about anyone with the desire to fly one can pick up a decent quadcopter for a reasonable cost. But drones aren’t just recreational in nature, and law enforcement agencies have begun to adopt them in greater numbers. …