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Police extracted fingerprints from WhatsApp photos to convict drug dealers

April 16th, 2018

Law enforcement officials have been complaining for quite a while now that encrypted devices and encrypted chat apps are slowing down investigations. Key evidence that could be used in criminal cases is protected by encryption, making it hard for police to crack those devices and obtain the evidence they need. Now a recent report from …

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Bulldozer crushes cop car, leads police on ridiculous chase

September 22nd, 2017

Police chases can be extremely dangerous, often threatening the lives of both officers and everyday citizens who happen to be caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. A recent chase between police and a suspect in Kankakee, Illinois, wasn’t exactly “high speed,” but that’s what you get when someone steals a bulldozer.

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Ford’s newest police pursuit vehicle isn’t a car at all

July 21st, 2017

Plenty of crooks have attempted to leave the police in their dust by ditching the pavement and going off-road, but Ford’s latest police-only pursuit vehicle is ready to give them a run for their money. It’s packed with power, durability, and enough upgrades to handle just about any type of terrain, and it’s like no …

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Robotic police are about to start patrolling in Dubai

July 1st, 2017

With the immense wealth of the region, Dubai has quickly become one of the hottest places for companies to test out their newest, wildest future tech. It wasn’t long ago that Dubai announced its plans to get flying taxis off the ground by the end of July, so it’s quite fitting that robotic police — …

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The LAPD just got the world’s first hybrid cop car, and it’s fast

April 10th, 2017

As gas-only vehicles gradually give up some of their kingdom to electric and hybrid cars, it’s only a matter of time before service vehicles get in on the action, too. We’ve already seen green alternatives to gas-guzzling semi trucks and cargo vans, but police pursuit vehicles are a specialized case that just hasn’t been able …