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Man sentenced to 3 years for Facebook threat to kill Obama...

Enlarge (credit: Lewis Mulatero/Getty Images) Brian Dutcher A Wisconsin man lost his bid before a federal appeals court to set aside his 3-year...

Man who orchestrated tech-fueled kidnapping scheme given 40 years

Enlarge / The Vallejo Police Department initially dismissed the kidnapping allegations as a hoax. (credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images News) A California...

US lawmakers question police use of facial recognition tech

Reacting to concerns about the mass collection of photographs in police databases, U.S. lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to limit the use of facial recognition...

Coppers ‘persistently’ breach data protection laws with police tech

Staff association warns that systems 'increasingly' being used for personal reasons Coppers in England and Wales are "persistently" committing data breaches, according to the...

Chicago teen reportedly gang-raped as 40 people watched on Facebook Live

Enlarge (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) A 15-year-old girl in Chicago was reportedly recently sexually assaulted by “five or six men or boys on...

How police unmasked suspect accused of sending seizure-inducing tweet

(credit: zodman) The man accused of sending a Newsweek writer a seizure-inducing tweet left behind a digital trail that the Dallas Police Department...

Man jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives loses appeal

Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images) On Monday, a federal appeals court sided against a former Philadelphia police officer who has been in jail...

Making this one change could eliminate spam, says police tech chief

National Crime Agency urges organisations to adopt this protocol to help put an end to email spam

Judge OKs warrant to reveal who searched a crime victim’s name...

Enlarge (credit: Philippe Huguen/Getty Images) Police in a small suburban town of 50,000 people just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, have won a court order...

Canada’s privacy watchdog probes US border phone seizures

Lines being drawn after Trump executive order prompts heavy-handed customs response The Canadian privacy commissioner has opened an investigation into the Canadian border police...

Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter Counter, a third-party analytics service, appears once again to have provided a gateway for hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts.An unlikely...