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US House votes to renew all-plastic gun ban (Update)

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines just as 3-D printers are increasingly able to produce plastic weapons.

Dec 03, 2013
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At 11th hour, Congress debates plastic gun ban (Update 2)

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines just as 3-D printers are increasingly able to produced plastic weapons.

Dec 03, 2013
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Microsoft opens new cybercrime center

Microsoft said Thursday it has opened a new cybercrime center, using its resources to combat malware, intellectual property theft, child exploitation and other ills in cyberspace.

Nov 14, 2013
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Creating accountable anonymity online

The World Wide Web is, in many ways, still the Wild West. Though a large portion of internet traffic is monitored and traceable, systems like the Tor Project allow users to post and share anything anonymously. Anonymous systems ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Apple details government data requests

Apple on Tuesday released details of government requests for its data while protesting a "gag order" that limits what can be disclosed about US national security orders.

Nov 05, 2013
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Computer model anticipates crime hot spots

(Phys.org) —A unique collaboration between a University of California, Riverside sociologist and the Indio Police Department has produced a computer model that predicts, by census block group, where burglaries ...

Nov 04, 2013
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The move toward 'crowdsourcing' public safety

Earlier this year, Martin Dias, assistant professor in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, presented research for the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System in which he examined Nlets' network ...

Oct 09, 2013
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California outlaws 'revenge porn'

Posting naked pictures of an ex-partner online can now land you in jail for up to six months in California, after a bill against so-called "revenge porn" was signed into law.

Oct 02, 2013
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