Climate change brings more crime, study says
A new study broadens a notion held by the earliest criminologists: Periods of higher temperatures - on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis - are likely to produce more crime.
Researchers show that how fast you drive might reveal exactly where you are going
(Phys.org) —In our constantly connected, information-rich society, some drivers are jumping at the chance to let auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a handsome discount on ...
Law enforcement personnel using see-through radar tech
University of Maryland reports data breach
The president of the University of Maryland says there has been a breach of a database that contains personal information about more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students, and others.
Warsaw team on Skype can send silent message
US data collection opens doors to abuse: report
US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are collecting massive amounts of data on Americans and storing it for too long, creating a potential for abuse, a research report said Tuesday.
If you seek to 'switch off' encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet
Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that the UK government will look at "switching off" some forms of encryption in order to make society safer from terror attacks. This might make a grand statement but i ...
Engineers discover unique fingerprint for cell phones
University of Maryland breach hits 300,000 people
A "sophisticated computer security attack" at the University of Maryland exposed personal data from more than 300,000 students, faculty and staff, the college president said. ...
Former Boston police officer explains why private ownership of firearms make no sense
The horrific mass murder at an elementary school in Connecticut has again raised an outcry about the proliferation of guns in the United States. While not specifically addressing gun control, President Obama told a community ...
New privacy battle looms after moves by Apple, Google
A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement.
Emerging ethical dilemmas in science and technology
As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame's John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and ...
Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods (Update 2)
Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker's handbook, using targets' own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, ...
Arresting a fleeing vehicle at the push of a button (w/ video)
Back in 2010, the ideas behind a squid's sticky tendrils and Spiderman's super-strong webbing were combined to create a prototype for the first remote device able to stop vehicles in their tracks: the Sa ...