China cracks down on wi-fi in public spaces
China has ordered public spaces offering wi-fi web access to install costly software to enable police to identify people using the service, state media said Thursday.
Fighting crime with math: Model explains hot spots of illegal activity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Why are some neighborhoods plagued by break-ins while others nearby are relatively unscathed? Why do drug dealers hang out on that corner? And why is police intervention effective in some ...
Craigslist to drop 'erotic services' classifieds
(AP) -- A month after the killing of a masseuse who advertised on Craigslist, the classified ad site announced plans Wednesday to eliminate its "erotic services" category and screen all submissions to a new "adult services" ...
Ecologists develop new method for mapping poaching threats
Ecologists from the University of York, together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), have developed a new method to better identify where poachers operate in protected areas.
More than two million migratory birds killed in Cyprus
More than two million migratory birds were killed in Cyprus last autumn to feed an illicit taste for the delicacy on the Mediterranean island, a conservationist group said Monday.
Alleged Bitcoin scam leaves millions missing
Investors in a Hong Kong-based Bitcoin trading company fear they have fallen victim to a scam after it closed down, a lawmaker said Monday, adding losses could total HK$3 billion ($387 million).
Coinbase opens first US regulated bitcoin exchange
Bitcoin wallet operator Coinbase announced Monday it opened the first regulated US exchange for the alternative currency.
Professor sues Caltech over whistleblowing
A physics professor at the California Institute of Technology is suing the school, claiming she faced retaliation for telling the FBI that she suspected illegal activities at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
'Dark Web' drug site challenge law enforcement
No sooner had authorities announced the shuttering of an alleged illegal online drug bazaar than another popped up claiming to take its place.
Vietnam says bitcoin transactions are illegal
(AP)—Vietnam's communist government said trading in bitcoin and other electronic currencies is illegal, and warned its citizens not to use or invest in them.
Judges asked to rule on warrantless GPS tracking
A federal appeals court is being asked to decide if the government must obtain a warrant before placing a GPS tracker on a suspect's car.
Gun retailers take a hard line on illegal firearm sales, survey finds
A scientific survey of more than 1,600 gun retailers in the U.S. has found that gun buyers frequently try to make illegal purchases and that gun retailers take a dim view of fellow sellers who engage in illegal activity—regardless ...
eBay chief says Web privacy clashes coming
Internet companies will soon have to find a way to protect user privacy to avert a "clash" which could lead to increased government regulation, eBay chief executive John Donahoe said Wednesday.
Rolling dice reveals level of illegal badger killing
A little-used method for estimating how many people are involved in sensitive or illegal activities can provide critical information to environmental policy makers involved in the proposed badger culling scheme in England, ...