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 ...
Security expert claims iOS 7 doesn't encrypt email attachments
New polymer can be used to map sweat droplets in fingertips for identification purposes
Stuck on you: Research shows fingerprint accuracy stays the same over time
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers, there has ...
Google releases more details on self-driving car accidents
Google is disclosing more details about the 12 accidents involving its self-driving cars so far as part of a commitment to provide monthly updates about the safety and performance of the vehicles.
FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities (Update)
Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies, The Associated Press has learned.
Tech firms, activists press US on encryption
Some 140 tech companies, civil liberties and privacy activists urged the White House Tuesday to pull back efforts to weaken encryption or include law enforcement "backdoors" on technology products.
New test detects drug use from a single fingerprint
Research published today in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, noninvasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. For the first time, this new fingerprint method can determ ...
Researchers can trace dust samples using fungal DNA
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United ...
Formulas that drive Google, Klout, Facebook help researchers understand organized cybercrime
Notorious gangsters Al Capone and Carlo Gambino were famously done in by tax evasion charges. John Gotti, the "Teflon Don" was given up by a confidant. While the criminal masterminds of today are conducting ...
Crystal pattern mapping can recover obliterated serial numbers in metals
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have demonstrated a technique for mapping deformation in metals that can recover destroyed serial numbers on metal objects such as firearms, ...
Law enforcement personnel using see-through radar tech
App to remotely wipe phones leaves police in tech arms race with thieves
Police play a proverbial cat-and-mouse game with those they pursue, but also with the technology of the day they use. This game of one-upmanship, of measure and countermeasure, sees one or the other side ...
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.