Law & Order
Detection tech traces illegal mobiles to exact prison cells  Sky News · 6 hours
Prison staff are using specialist detection equipment to pinpoint where inmates are using illegal mobile phones down to the precise cell, the Ministry of Justice has said. more
These are the easiest passwords to hack - is yours one of them?  Sky News · 6 hours
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to... more
Prisons using tech to trace illegal mobiles to precise cells  Sky News · 10 hours
Prison staff are using specialist detection equipment to pinpoint where inmates are using illegal mobile phones down to the precise cell, the Ministry of Justice has said. more
People still using weak passwords - these are the most common  Sky News · 13 hours
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to protect themselves from cyber... more
British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information more
Ransomware 'hero' pleads guilty to US hacking charges  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said Friday he pleaded guilty... more
NHS hack hero pleads guilty to cyber crime charges in US  Sky News · 1 day
The British hacker who helped stop the ransomware attack on the NHS has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the US, according to court documents. more
The company behind the dual-screen YotaPhone is bankrupt  THE VERGE · 2 days
We’ve been following Russia’s YotaPhone since 2012, but it seems like the saga of the power-sipping E Ink-backed dual-screen handset... more
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty, ending his legal case  TechCrunch · 2 days
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two counts of creating and selling a powerful banking malware, ending a long and protracted battle with U.S. prosecutors. Hutchins,... more
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests  THE VERGE · 2 days
German camera maker Leica is facing heat from Chinese censors and nationalistic internet users who are leaving angry comments after it launched an ad... more
US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal... more
Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents online  TechCrunch · 2 days
A hacker stole thousands of documents from Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala and posted them online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55Taylor, tweeted a link to the data... more
Why mass shootings don't lead to gun control  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Mass shootings happen with numbing frequency in the United States. Despite the extraordinary tragedy of these events, such as the shooting at Columbine High School twenty years ago this week, little progress... more
Uber Unveils Safety Measures After College Student's Murder  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Uber Technologies said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers. more
Searching for hidden earthquakes in Southern California  Science Magazine · 3 days
Earthquakes follow a well-known power-law size relation, with smaller events occurring much more often than larger events. Earthquake catalogs are thus dominated by small earthquakes, yet still missing a much larger number of even... more
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 3 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids more
Uber, Lyft implement new safety measures  TechCrunch · 3 days
Uber and Lyft instituted new safety features and policies this week. The move follows the death of Samantha Josephson, a student at the University of South Carolina, who was kidnapped and murdered in late March. She... more
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 3 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
New Uber program aims to boost rider safety on college campuses - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Initiative is in response to the murder of a college student who mistakenly got into a car she thought was her Uber... more
Galaxy Fold screens are breaking, UK age verification starts this summer video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Today's major tech headlines include a number of issues with some reviewers' Galaxy Fold screens, Microsoft's turning down of a... more
Apple Accused of Securities Fraud Over Hiding iPhone Sales Drop in US Lawsuit  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Apple was accused in a new lawsuit of securities fraud for concealing a slump in demand for iPhones, particularly in China, leading... more
100 Car2go Mercedes hijacked in Chicago crime spree  TechCrunch · 4 days
Car2go, free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, temporarily shut down its service in Chicago on Wednesday after dozens of Mercedes-Benz vehicles were stolen using the app. The Chicago Police Department was alerted... more
School shootings draw attention to officers' mental health  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Twenty years after Columbine, the effects of trauma experienced by law enforcement authorities who respond to school shootings are still largely unknown, but the mental health care available to them is making... more
Georgia Gov. Kemp signs medical marijuana bill  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law a bill that would allow certain patients to access a low-potency cannabis oil they can already legally use more
Student used ‘USB Killer’ device to destroy $58,000 worth of college computers  THE VERGE · 4 days
A former student of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, has pled guilty to charges that he destroyed tens of thousands... more
FCC chairman moves to block China Mobile from entering the US  THE VERGE · 4 days
On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said that he opposes a... more
Aggressive new terrorist content regulation passes EU vote  THE VERGE · 4 days
European Union lawmakers today approved controversial legislation that would require platforms to take down terrorist content within one hour of... more
Microsoft rejected facial recognition tech sales over human rights worries  Windows Central · 4 days
Concerns over human rights led Microsoft to deny a California law enforcement agency's request to equip officers with its facial recognition technology. Microsoft President Brad Smith this week... more
60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs more
Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A Louisiana abortion clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down regulations that could leave the state with just one clinic more
Microsoft rejected facial recognition sales out of concern about misuse - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The company's president, Brad Smith, reportedly said Microsoft turned down a California law enforcement agency and an unnamed country. more
Worse Than Death is a high school reunion from hell  THE VERGE · 4 days
High school reunions exist for adults so that they can revisit their teenage angst and compare... more
Microsoft rejected facial recognition sales because it'd target women, minorities - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Company boss Brad Smith reportedly said it turned down a California law enforcement agency and an unnamed country. more
The UK’s controversial porn block will go into effect on July 15th  THE VERGE · 4 days
The UK’s controversial porn block has a new launch date: July 15th, 2019. The scheme, which is designed to stop people under 18 from... more
Google to police new app developers more closely  BBC · 4 days
Apps from unfamiliar developers will be scrutinised more deeply before they go on the Play Store. more
School shootings' effects on police officers understudied  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Twenty years after Columbine, states are beginning to recognize psychological impact of mass shootings on police officers more
Student sues JD.com’s billionaire CEO Richard Liu for alleged rape  TechCrunch · 5 days
A Chinese student has filed a lawsuit against JD.com founder and chief executive Richard Liu, alleging the billionaire businessman raped her in Minnesota back in August, four months... more
Apple and Qualcomm settle billion-dollar lawsuit  BBC · 5 days
The surprise settlement brings a long-running legal battle between the two tech firms to an end. more
DJI drones helped track and stop the Notre Dame fire  THE VERGE · 5 days
Parisian firefighters used DJI drones to track the progression of the Notre Dame fire and to... more
Climate change protests snarl London traffic, 120 people arrested  CBC · 5 days
Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of... more
Malaysia arrests Vietnam poachers, seizes tiger, bear parts  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Malaysian authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, a minister said Tuesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking. more
China seizes nearly 2,750 elephant tusks in huge bust  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Chinese authorities have seized 7.5 tonnes of ivory—2,748 elephant tusks—in one of the biggest busts in recent years as the country cracks down on the sale of illegal wildlife products. more
Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Ecuador said on Monday it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum. more
Apple Hires New Head of Documentaries for Apple TV+  MacRumors · 6 days
Apple has hired Molly Thompson, founder of A&E Indie Films, as its new head of documentaries, reports Variety.... more
Ontario's court challenge against federal carbon law gets underway  CBC · 6 days
A lawyer for the Ontario government has begun laying out why a federal law that puts a price... more
Internet Explorer Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Files From Windows PCs: Report  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Internet Explorer (IE) browser now makes PCs vulnerable even if it is just installed in them, a security researcher claims. more
Microsoft Outlook hack gave full access to email contents - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Hackers stole login credentials for a Microsoft customer support agent and were able to read emails from people using services like Outlook, Hotmail and MSN. more
Study of Perry Mason is bid to combat 'innocence fatigue'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A University of Manchester historian is to study the influence of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of renowned TV attorney Perry Mason, in a bid to reveal the roots... more
New York City’s algorithm task force is fracturing  THE VERGE · 6 days
In 2017, New York City passed a law to keep the city’s automated systems in check. Local Law 49, the... more
Google location data tapped by law enforcement, Stratolaunch takes off video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
In today's news, police are using Google's Sensorvault for location data, the world's largest airplane takes flight and Facebook faces its third... more
The arrestin-GPCR connection  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the "inbox" of environmental messages in mammalian cells. Because of their central role in signaling pathways, mutations resulting in abnormal GPCR functions cause a wide variety of diseases. Therefore, GPCRs are the most intensively studied... more
Pilfering from puffins: How sneaky seagulls steal for survival  CBC · 6 days
A researcher spent the last two summers watching gulls and studying kleptoparasitism — or, their habit of stealing... more
Knife crime: Assault data can help forecast fatal stabbings in London, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Knife crime data from a 12-month period could be used to help forecast the London neighbourhoods most likely to suffer a fatal... more
Academics concerned about Singapore's 'fake news' law  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nearly 100 academics worldwide have expressed concern over Singapore's proposed law against "fake news", warning it could threaten academic freedom and hurt the city-state's ambition to become a global education hub. more
Google Sharing Data With US Forces Raises Concerns: Report  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
US law enforcement officials have reportedly been turning to a particular Google database called "Sensorvault" to trace location and other data of people as part of their investigations. more
Gatwick drone attack possible inside job, say police  BBC · 7 days
The drone operator was monitoring activities at the airport during the attack, officials believe. more
Law enforcement taps Google’s Sensorvault for location data, report says - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The database is for targeting ads and seeing how effective they are. But it's reportedly also been a treasure trove for police. more
Four theories about Julian Assange’s cat  THE VERGE · 1 week
Thursday’s arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has provoked complicated reactions. There’s one place, however, where everyone seems to agree: we really hope his... more
Hackers Publish Personal Data of FBI Agents, Police Officers  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The hacker claimed to have "over a million data" on employees across several federal agencies and public service organisations in the US. more
Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police officers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National Academy. more
Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police offers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National Academy more
Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents  TechCrunch · 1 week
A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal... more
Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US federal agents  TechCrunch · 1 week
A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents... more
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now banned in Nepal  THE VERGE · 1 week
Battle royale shooters Fortnite and Apex Legends may have surpassed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in some ways, but PUBG is back in the headlines... more
Volkswagen is being sued for selling preproduction cars in the US - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
The lawsuit comes from three customers who allege that VW knowingly sold them vehicles that weren't legal for road use by consumers. more
Nancy Pelosi warns tech companies that Section 230 is ‘in jeopardy’  TechCrunch · 1 week
In a new interview with Recode, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made some notable comments on what by all accounts is the most important law underpinning the... more
New Jersey enacts law on assisted suicide for terminally ill  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation permitting terminally ill patients in New Jersey to seek life-ending medication more
EU official: New US privacy law won't copy European regime  ABC NEWS · 1 week
One of the European officials in charge of a tough data privacy law says legislation now poised to emerge in the US won't be a copy of the... more
Verified Expert Lawyer: Adam Zagaris  TechCrunch · 1 week
Adam Zagaris prides himself in being an outside general counsel who helps startups get day-to-day paperwork done efficiently and well — particularly when they are facing off against tough bigger partners. Although he started his career at big Silicon... more
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
THE VERGE
Uber and Lyft roll out new safety measures in wake of college student’s murder
THE VERGE
Worse Than Death is a high school reunion from hell
THE VERGE
19 countries approve EU Copyright Directive that puts future of Google News in doubt
9to5Mac
Julian Assange: Everything you need to know about the man behind WikiLeaks - CNET
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested 'on behalf of the United States'
CBC
'Enhancing' forensic audio can mislead juries in criminal trials
PHYS.ORG
No Man’s Sky in VR feels like a whole new game
THE VERGE
Justice Department says attempts to prevent Netflix from Oscars eligibility could violate antitrust law
THE VERGE
Raising children under suspicion and criminalization
PHYS.ORG
The first trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie is deeply wacky
THE VERGE
Criminal Justice Trailer: Hotstar Sets April Release Date for Indian Remake of British Series
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