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22,000 police bodycam roll out finally gets started

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The roll out of body cameras for the Metropolitan Police force is finally getting under way, despite original plans to begin it in March this year. In total 22,000 of the cameras will be attached to officers, especially those also equipped with firearms, with the adoption expected to be complete by …

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Police use Pokémon Go Charizard to try and rope in fugitives

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In a tongue-in-cheek attempt to draw persons of interest to a New Hampshire police department, officers at the U.S. precinct posted on the station’s Facebook page that a rare Charizard had appeared at the headquarters. The hope was that slow-thinking Pokémon Go playing criminals would stop by, at which point …

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Manchester police to be fitted with 3,000 bodycams

As surveillance increases across the world for civilians, perhaps it’s a good thing that those enforcing the laws are also being scrutinised. 3,000 Police in Manchester are set to be fitted with body cameras, though much of when and how they are used, will be left up to the officers …

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Panama Papers law firm raided by police

The law firm, Mossack Fonseca, that was the source of all of the recent information leaked during the Panama Papers reveal, has been raided by Panamanian police. The raid was said to have gone smoothly, “without incident or interference,” though since the original leak, Mossack Fonseca executives have denied any …

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Police request DNA data from Ancestry and 23andMe databases

Both Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com are services designed to help you trace your relatives or ancestors.  Customer data is sometimes requested by police to test it against crime scene evidence. Although this is par for the course with technology firms, these are two of only a few companies which store large collections …

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Forget nets, police train eagles to take down drones

In an effort to combat the problem of drones flying into airspace that they shouldn’t, Metropolitan police may be set to use a tactic from the Netherlands, where eagles have been trained to target the quad-copters. It’s thought that such birds could be used to help protect landmarks or major events …

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This pirate needs 200k Youtube views to avoid fines

A Czech man found guilty of pirating various pieces of software faced upwards of half a million dollars in fines from the court, after Microsoft, 20th Century Fox and Sony Music demanded compensation for his sharing. However since he couldn’t pay it, the courts came up with a novel solution: …

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PIPCU arrests British man over pirate uploads

Although most lobby groups seem to have decided against the idea of prosecuting individual downloaders, if for no other reason that the costly lawsuits don’t really perturb other pirates, they do still go after uploaders. One man in the UK has found that out all to well, after the 38 …

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62 Met police sacked in 2014 over computer misuse

The phrase, “if you’ve got nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear,” has been bandied around by terrorism fear mongers, politicians and their supporters for years now. However there are always incidents that prove this way of thinking to be short sighted, like the fact that just last year, …

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US feds claim JPMorgan hackers ‘gettable’

Last year, JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banking institutions, was made to look foolish when over 83 million email addresses, phone numbers and business addresses of its customers were stolen by hackers. However, while many other large firms experiencing big data breaches have come up empty when it …

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Amazon Japan cooperating with police over Child Porn case

Amazon’s headquarters in Japan is currently said to be “cooperating” with a police investigation into child pornography, after two men were arrested late last year for attempting to sell books containing illegal images of children on the retail website. As part of the investigation, Amazon’s offices were raided yesterday, though in what …

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Katie Hopkins tweets gain police attention for ‘offence’

Britain’s favourite hate figure and Sun columnist, Katie Hopkins, is once again under fire for comments made on Twitter. This time around though she’s garnered police attention after over 7,000 people signed a petition demanding that the authorities take action for her “racist” and “offensive” tweets. Hopkins is a semi-regular …

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Piracy Crime Unit PIPCU secures funding until 2017

The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is a government funded organisation dedicated to clamping down on intellectual property and copyright infringements, most notably online piracy. It’s been in operation for a few years now and clearly the government is pleased with its progress, as it’s now …

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Calls made for text based 999 number

Chances are if you’re over a certain age, the concept of texting the police in the event of an emergency is an odd one, but according to the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), people between the ages of 12 and 15, are more likely to get in touch with …

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Police just as guilty in social media gaffes

Some of the most worrying stories when it comes to social networking over the past few years, have been when the police has seen it necessary to target individuals that have said certain things online, be they jokes or opinions, as it’s sometimes led to arrests, interrogations and in some …

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Kim Dotcom biographer threatened by police

The man that wrote the biography, The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom, has been receiving threats from the New Zealand authorities demanding that he reveal key sources from his book’s research, as they believe the communications referenced in the book’s writing have relevance to Dotcom’s current lawsuit against the GSCB …

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Authorities don’t owe Dotcom anything, claims crown layers

Federal lawyers have defended the police’s and GCSB’s illegal raid on Dotcom’s home, suggesting that despite the fact that warrants were invalid, Dotcom is owed nothing by the police and that unauthorised copies of Dotcom’s electronics were covered under the Search and Surveillance Act. Off the bat this is obviously erroneous, …

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The ‘stolen’ Apple iPhone 5 fiasco

Earlier this week we reported on the ‘stolen iPhone 5’. Since then the press have been active on the story, with some reporters claiming that Apple planned the whole event for marketing reasons. In the last day however, some publications are even saying that Apple impersonated police officers in the …

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