News tagged with crime

California smartphone 'kill switch' bill advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

May 08, 2014
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Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

Target's massive data breach last year caused consumers to panic and drew attention to Internet crime. Yet a new study finds that breaches on retailer payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks.

Apr 23, 2014
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Study suggests cash affects crime

Drug dealers are not known for their financial flexibility. Credit cards are rarely used; cash is king. So, if there was less cash in circulation throughout society, would crime rates decline?

Apr 14, 2014
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