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Dubai police add facial recognition to Google Glass

Dubai police add facial recognition to Google Glass

A spokesman confirmed a report that Dubai police have developed software that will connect a Glass wearer to a database of wanted people.

Is it 1984 yet?

"You're under arrest for possession of an insecure phone" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's this week's 60 Second Security video.

News you can use in a format you can enjoy...all in 60 seconds!

San Jose Police seek private residents' security camera footage for database

San Jose Police seek private residents' security camera footage for database

San Jose residents are voluntarily signing up to make it easy for Police to use their security camera footage. Is it a sensible and well managed use of available technology or, as the EFF claims, is it police overreach?

US local police department pays CryptoLocker ransom

Police advice if you are hit by CryptoLocker is to take it on the chin, and not to pay up.

That's a pretty hard demand to make of anyone, and all but impossible to insist on for everybody, but you would at least expect the police themselves to follow it...

San Diego quietly slips facial recognition into the hands of law enforcers

San Diego quietly slips facial recognition into the hands of law enforcers

Police and other authorities are using smartphones and tablets to snap photos in the field, without warrants or asking for subjects' permission to run their images against criminal databases. The program was rolled out without public hearings or notice, and could represent the beginning of a national rollout.

Is that a GUN, or are you just upgrading the printer? - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Is that a gun, or are you just upgrading the printer? What if your iPhone has a bug in the lock that locks the lock screen? Will Chrome's continuing support for XP make us safer, or merely lazier?

It'll only take 60 seconds to find out the answers!

Police discover 3D printer parts, suspect gun making factory

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UK police thought they'd uncovered the 3D printing of gun parts - what they actually found were parts for printers. Embarrassing as this might be, their sensitivity is perhaps understandable - with 3D printers on sale for around £1,000 it could prove to be a stealthy and affordable means for criminals to acquire lethal weapons.

US cities increasingly ignoring privacy, gobbling up data on residents

US cities increasingly ignoring privacy, gobbling up data on residents

Federal money earmarked to thwart terrorist attacks in the US is instead getting funneled into increasingly pervasive surveillance of individuals, largely without thought for privacy or data retention guidelines.

Anonymous hacker @ItsKahuna sentenced to 3 years for hacking police sites

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John Anthony Borell III, aka "@ItsKahuna", admitted to attacking a slew of police sites in an operation that included exposing the personal details of thousands.

Only 36% of small firms apply security patches. No wonder cybercrooks are stealing their cash

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Small businesses are under constant attack from malware, scams and online fraud. They are simply woefully under-prepared to keep their assets safe. Despite reorganisation and redirected priorities, the police can still do little to help. Here are some general tips from the FSB to help firms better protect themselves.

"Julian Assange of Wikileaks arrested in London" hoax

WikiLeak's Assange unlikely to face charges

Controversial Wikileaks pinup Julian Assange has been arrested after slipping out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London to seek medical treatment at a nearby clinic.

Or has he?

US cop awarded $1 million over randy officers' illegal use of license database as a private Facebook

US cop awarded $1 million over randy officers' illegal use of license database as a private Facebook

A former police officer has been awarded $1,057,000 in settlement payments after she filed suits charging privacy invasion against fellow officers who illegally accessed her photo and address more than 500 times.

Undercover cop outed on Facebook, woman arrested for posting photo

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Police arrested a Texas woman for allegedly posting a photo of an undercover police officer onto her Facebook page.

The case shows that it's time that police learn how vulnerable they are in a social media world.

Facebook troll outed as policeman

Facebook troll outed as policeman

A UK woman has endured months of poisonous messages, email hacking, online impersonation, and her daughter's image getting pasted onto a photo of a lap dancer, all over her words of support for an X Factor contestant.

'Assange to be ARRESTED' - British police in document dissemination gaffe

'Assange to be ARRESTED' - British police in document dissemination gaffe

A uniformed police officer at a recent Assange-oriented press briefing fell under the lens of a Press Association snapper.

The officer was carrying a clipboard...can you guess what happened next?

Police penalty-payment website makes amateurish coding errors

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Trust is crucial for financial web transactions, which is why it is so important that legitimate organisations don't get sloppy with best practice.

Police mobile phone sting fails when.. err.. no handsets stolen

Police mobile phone sting fails when no handsets stolen

When British police left secretly tracked phones as "bait" hoping that they would be stolen by thieves from bars and pubs, they probably thought they had come up with an ingenious plan.

MLT - Suspected member of TeamPoison hacking gang arrested

MLT - Suspected member of TeamPoison hacking gang arrested

A teenage boy, believed to go by the online handle "MLT" and to be a member of the notorious TeamPoison hacking gang, has been arrested by British police.

How Anonymous spied on FBI / UK Police hacking investigation conference call

How Anonymous spied on FBI / UK Police hacking investigation conference call

How careful are you with your conference call details?

Can you be sure that no-one is listening in to your private business discussions?

Vikileaks Twitter campaign falls over, but Vic Toews still standing

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While the fury over Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews' really, really poor choice of words continues to snowball, Vikileaks Twitter campaign was shut down last night.