police

Man Arrested For Pouring Water Over Baidu CEO

CEO attacked. Chinese police have arrested a man who poured water over the CEO of Baidu

1 year ago

GozNym Cybercrime Gang Dismantled in Global Operation

Law enforcement in many countries take down a criminal gang that used malware to steal millions

1 year ago

Crime Victims To Be Asked To Hand Over Smartphones

Digital strip search? Cops to ask rape and other victims to hand over phones to ensure prosecution go-ahead

1 year ago

Each Police Force Gets Dedicated Cybercrime Unit

Government cash injection means each police force in England and Wales has now got its own dedicated cybercrime unit

1 year ago

Prolific London-Based Ransomware Blackmailer Jailed

Zain Qaiser's malware-laced adverts are thought to have brought in more than £4m in ransom payments from users in 20…

1 year ago

Police Federation Confirms Ransomware Breach

Association of police officers in England and Wales confirms it is the latest to suffer ransomware attack

1 year ago

Amazon Urges ‘Transparency’ In Law Enforcement Use Of Face Recognition

Amazon's AWS and others face a backlash against the use of AI-powered face identification tools, with privacy groups saying they…

2 years ago

Police Seek ‘Balance’ In Use Of AI To Predict Crime

Cash-strapped police chiefs defend their use of AI as campaign group finds 14 forces across the UK are using algorithms…

2 years ago

US Police Cannot Force Suspects To Unlock Devices

Suspects cannot be forced to biometric unlock their devices as it breaks self-incrimination laws, US judge rules

2 years ago

Drones Halt Flights At Gatwick Airport

Sightings of drones at airfield halts flights at Gatwick airport, causing significant disruption and delays

2 years ago

Police Trialling Face Recognition In Central London This Week

Police said officers would only scan people's faces by invitation, but activists say the tech turns people into 'walking ID…

2 years ago

US Judge Asks Amazon For Echo Data In Murder Case

Did Amazon Echo device hear the murder of two US women? Police ask Amazon for the audio recordings

2 years ago

Police Boss Demands Speedy Facebook Data Access

Met Police Commissioner says detectives need access to material from social media companies "within minutes"

2 years ago

US Supreme Court Rules On Mobile Phone Location Data

Court case involving armed robber sees setback for American law enforcement in using historical location data

2 years ago

Gloucester Police Fined For Disclosing Victim Details In Bulk Email

An officer failed to activate the 'BCC' function in a bulk email, landing the force a £80,000 penalty

2 years ago

Apple Disables iPhone Encryption Workaround Used By Cops

Apple said the move was not specifically aimed at frustrating law enforcement's efforts to convict criminals

2 years ago

Atlanta Loses ‘Years’ Of Police Video Evidence In Ransomware Attack

The incident paralysed city services for weeks, and police have only now mostly recovered

2 years ago

Police Figures Cite Cybercrime, Digital Data As Top Concern

An exponential surge in data and a decentralised structure are making cyber-policing increasingly difficult

2 years ago

Amazon Defends Work On Police Face Recognition

The ACLU and other civil liberties campaigners said Amazon Rekognition could turn into a mass surveillance tool

2 years ago

Criminals Arrested As Webstresser DDoS Website Taken Down

National Crime Agency involved in international operation to take down website behind four million cyber attacks

2 years ago

Amber Rudd To Earmark £9m For Dark Web Crackdown

Experts question whether additional funding will help in the fight against criminals who exploit dark web

2 years ago

Privacy International Warns About Police Access To Smartphone Data

Police should obtain a warrant to download a person's data held on a mobile device, campaign group warns

2 years ago

UK Police Cyber Training Spend Revealed

Is that all? British police spent just £1.3m on cyber training for staff in the last three years

3 years ago

ICO Investigates Gwent Police Over Data Breach

Data protection act violation? Welsh police force may be in trouble after it fails to notify people of potential data…

3 years ago

Police Want To Use Amazon Echo To Solve Crimes

Lancashire Police are seeing how people could submit evidence and receive information about crimes using Amazon Echo

3 years ago

Government Looks For Tech To Support Prison Anti-Drone Squad

The specialist squad formed earlier this year aims to tackle the problem of drones being used to smuggle contraband into…

3 years ago

Police Bosses ‘Should Sack’ Officers With Poor IT Skills

Police officers with 'underperforming' IT skills should be dismissed, think tank Reform suggests

3 years ago

Microsoft Tech Support Scammers Arrested In UK

Annoying tech support scammers ... four arrested in the UK after City police team up with Microsoft

3 years ago

EU Aims To Give Police Easier Access To Cloud Data

European Union seeks to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to obtain cloud data from tech firms

3 years ago

ICO: Met Police Use Of Windows XP Risks User Data Security

A consensual audit has found 'considerable scope for improvement' in the Met Police Service's data protection arrangements

3 years ago