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?
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...
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? 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
Trust is crucial for financial web transactions, which is why it is so important that legitimate organisations don't get sloppy with best practice.
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.
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 careful are you with your conference call details?
Can you be sure that no-one is listening in to your private business discussions?
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.
The Metropolitan Police has warned Windows users of a malware attack that poses as a message from the computer crime-fighting cops themselves.
A recording of a confidential conference call between the FBI and UK law enforcement officers at the Metropolitan Police has been released by Anonymous on the internet.