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Ten Hackers Arrested For $100m Cryptocurrency Theft

Criminal gang used 'sim swapping' technique to hijack phone numbers of famous online influencers, sport stars, and musicians

3 weeks ago

Police Delete Database Containing 150,000 Records

Police database falls down some stairs. British coppers accidentally delete data on 150,000 people from the Police National Computer

2 months ago

Facial Recognition Blamed For False Arrest And Jail Time

Racial bias and facial recognition. Black man in New Jersey arrested by police and spends ten days in jail after…

2 months ago

Apple Security Boss Charged With Bribery

Head of security at Apple charged with bribery, over allegations of donation of 200 iPads in return for four concealed-weapon…

3 months ago

Ofcom Cites Motorola, Sepura Over Competition Law

British comms regulator issues provisional statement of objections to Motorola Solutions UK and Sepura over police contract

4 months ago

Police Raid Dark Web Marketplaces, Seize 500kg of Drugs

Worldwide police operation against dark web vendors results in 179 arrests, seizure of 500kg of drugs, $6.5m (£5m) in cash…

6 months ago

Tesla Driver Charged For Sleeping As Car Drove At 90mph

Unbelievable! Driver in Canada charged with dangerous driving, after he slept in fully reclined seat as his Tesla car drove…

6 months ago

Police Use Of Facial Recognition Breached Privacy, Court Rules

Milestone ruling. The UK Court of Appeal rules use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) tech by South Wales Police is…

7 months ago

German Court Strikes Down Telecoms Data Access Law

Current laws give security services 'excessive' access to citizens' data, finds top court, giving government until end of 2021 to…

8 months ago

‘BlueLeaks’ Hacked US Police Data Removed In German Takedown

Zwickau public prosecutor confiscates server used to distribute hundreds of gigabytes of data hacked from police forces across the US

8 months ago

Police ‘Crack’ EncroChat Encryption, Resulting In Hundreds Of Arrests

Organised crime around Europe has been dealt a huge blow after authorities cracked the encryption of a messaging system used…

8 months ago

US Police Forces Hit By Huge Data Breach

Activist hackers release 24 years' worth of data from hundreds of police forces in move timed to coincide with protests…

9 months ago

Microsoft Bans Facial Recognition Sales To Police

Software giant follows IBM and Amazon with police facial recognition ban until there is national regulation of the technology

9 months ago

Amazon Joins Police Ban Of Facial Recognition Tech

E-commerce giant Amazon joins other tech firms with announcement it will pause police use of its facial recognition software

9 months ago

Uber Italia Hit By Labour Exploitation Probe

Milan court accuses Uber of using recruitment services that paid migrants as little as 3 euros per delivery to work…

9 months ago

Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI Hacked

Privacy compromise. American company that has a database of more than three billion photographs of people has been hacked

1 year ago

Met Boss: Facial Recognition Less Concerning Than Knife In Chest

The United Kingdom's most senior police officer Cressida Dick has strongly defended the use of facial recognition by police forces

1 year ago

Office Cleaners Pose Cyber Risk, Police Warn

Criminal gangs are planting “sleepers” in cleaning firms so they can access corporate IT systems, British police have warned

1 year ago

Two Arrested Over Site Offering 12 Billion Hacked User Records

Arrests in Netherlands and Northern Ireland as FBI seizes WeLeakInfo.com, which offered index of 10,000 data breaches for as little…

1 year ago

EU Proposes Five-Year Ban On Facial Recognition Technology

European Commission could temporarily bar facial recognition in public places as new rules to protect individuals' privacy are worked out

1 year ago

Tesla To Be Investigated After Police Car Crash

US government agency confirms it will investigate crash last week that saw a Tesla on autopilot rear end a stationary…

1 year ago

Autopilot Tesla Crashes Into Police Car

Tesla Model 3 in autopilot self-driving mode crashes into stationary police car in the US, as driver was occupied checking…

1 year ago

Interpol Delays Encryption Condemnation After Opposition

Criticism from civil liberties groups and tech firms halts Interpol's plan to condemn spread of encryption

1 year ago

Smartphone App Can Quickly Locate Drone Pilots

Smartphone app can “remotely identify airborne drones” as well as pinpointing the location of its pilot

1 year ago

Met Police ‘Provided Seven Images’ For King’s Cross Face Recognition Scheme

Police acknowledge working with private King's Cross developer on face recognition scheme, amidst ongoing concern about the use of the…

1 year ago

Judge Spares Jail Time For Parents Of TalkTalk Hacker

Suspended jail sentences for 'misguided' parents of TalkTalk hacker Elliott Gunton

1 year ago

Police Auction £240,000 Of TalkTalk Hacker’s Cryptocurrency

Police sell off cryptocurrency seized from TalkTalk hacker Elliott Gunton, in a case that is the first of its kind…

1 year ago

Gatwick Drone Operators Had ‘Detailed Knowledge’ Of Airport

Inside job. Suspicion grows that drone operators who shut down Gatwick airport had inside knowledge

1 year ago

California Bans Facial Recognition From Police Body Cams

Lawmakers in California have banned the use of facial-recognition software in police body cams

1 year ago

Police Use Of Facial Recognition Ruled Lawful

High Court says South Wales police use of facial recognition cameras was lawful, after shopper complaint

2 years ago