US leads government demands for Twitter user data
Twitter revealed on Wednesday that government demands for information about users rose in the first half of this year, with US authorities accounting for more than three-quarters of the requests.
Homeland Security official probed
(AP)—President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, ...
Technology could be "aggravating" factor in sentencing
Existing criminal offences which feature the use of computers could be treated in the same way as offences involving driving suggest researchers.
Cyberwar is reality world must fight: UN official
The international community must wake up to the reality of cyberwar and strive to find ways to stem it, the head of the UN's telecommunications agency said Monday.
Study identifies 'justice gap' for rape victims
Rape cases involving vulnerable victims, such as those with extensive mental health problems, are least likely to progress through the criminal justice system and not result in conviction. This is just one ...
Complaint in France to target Internet giants over spying
French rights groups are to file a criminal complaint Thursday in a bid to uncover the roles played by Internet giants in the widespread spying revealed by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
The inverse CSI effect in the age of digital crime
The "CSI Effect" has been described as being an increased expectation from jurors that forensic evidence will be presented in court that is instantaneous and unequivocal because that is how it is often presented for dramatic ...
Fluorescent fingerprint tag aims to increase IDs from 'hidden' prints on bullets and knives
A new way of detecting and visualizing fingerprints from crime scenes using colour-changing fluorescent films could lead to higher confidence identifications from latent (hidden) fingerprints on knives, guns, ...
NSA leaker charged with espionage, theft
The Justice Department has charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property in the NSA surveillance case.
Technology makes trade secrets a tempting target for theft
Becton, Dickinson and Co.'s announcement that it was about to roll out a new, easy-to-use, disposable pen injector called Vystra hardly caused a stir last October. Although an executive for the Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based ...
Protection for whistleblowers: Computer science professor working on system that would allow for secret data transfer
Volker Roth, a professor of computer science at Freie Universität Berlin, is working in a project called AdLeaks to create a system that would make it possible for an individual to submit data over the Internet while remaining ...
Researcher working to test rape kit dye that will work on all skin colors
After a rape, forensic nurses fully document sexual assault victims' injuries by using a dye that causes lacerations and tears on the skin to "light up." But the dye – a dark blue – doesn't show on people ...
US seizure of journalist records called 'chilling'
The US government's secret seizure of Associated Press phone records had a "chilling effect" on newsgathering by the agency and other news organizations, AP's top executive said Wednesday.
Yahoo! says it has received thousands of US requests
Internet giant Yahoo! said in a letter to users that it has received up to 13,000 requests for information from US law enforcement agencies in a six-month period ending May 31.