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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...

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...

Lawyer films his traffic stop, even after cop says to stop,...

Enlarge (credit: Wilmington Police Department) The police chief in Wilmington, North Carolina, has publicly lambasted one of his officers.The officer recently pulled over a...

ZX Spectrum Vega+ in limbo after Retro Computers tries to halt...

The BBC reports that the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ crowdfunding project has been suspended by Indiegogo.The project raised well over $500,000 from thousands of backers—but...

Facebook shopped BBC hacks to National Crime Agency over child abuse...

PR 101: How not to head off an embarrassing investigation + Comment  Facebook reported BBC journalists to the police after the reporters accidentally emailed...

Germany, France lobby hard for terror-busting encryption backdoors – Europe seems...

Crypto shouldn't hold back cops, sniffs commission The technology industry has hit back at proposed plans by France and Germany to force EU member...

Divided federal appeals court rules you have the right to film...

The "First Amendment audit" of Fort Worth, Texas, police in 2015 by activist Phillip Turner. A divided federal appeals court is ruling for the...

Cop filmed telling motorist he wanted to beat him, sic dog...

A days-old viral Facebook video shows an angry New Jersey cop yelling at a young motorist. The police officer says he wants to knock...

Ransomware disrupts Washington DC’s CCTV system

About 70 percent of the cameras hooked up to the police’s closed-circuit TV (CCTV) system in Washington, D.C., were reportedly unable to record footage...

How an ex-cop tries to get a police department to think...

Enlarge (credit: Cyrus Farivar) For years, Ars has been examining how surveillance technology is used in practice in Oakland, California. In March 2015,...

New York lawmakers want local cops to get warrant before using...

Enlarge / Cops.Erland Grøtberg / Getty Images News reader comments 7 Share this story The New York Civil Liberties Union is pushing a...

How I turned a traffic ticket into the constitutional trial of...

EnlargePaul Jansen reader comments 233 Share this story Adam MacLeod is an associate professor at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law...