Los Angeles police to use program to predict crimes

Jul 2, 2012
It's straight out of the Tom Cruise film, "Minority Report."
The Los Angeles Police Department is taking a page from "Minority Report" (seen here), utilizing computers in something called "predictive policing."

Greek police officers, vehicles for rent

Apr 10, 2012
The new scheme could help the police force raise money and stop the taxpayer from footing the bill.

Warrantless cell phone tracking is everywhere

Apr 4, 2012
A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union says that law enforcement agencies are frequently using cell phone tracking information provided by wireless carriers. Plus, Wonder Twin powers activate: Smart sand is on the way.

When burglar alarms don't work

Apr 3, 2012
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner on the high costs of faulty home alarm systems.

Overweight cops suffer criticism in Britain

Mar 16, 2012
The cliche that cops like to eat doughnuts might be true in the U.K., where police officers could soon feet their unhealthy ways reflected in their paycheck.

St. Louis wants control of its police force back

Mar 5, 2012
The city is trying to go back in history, and reclaim control of its namesake law enforcement agency. You see, it's actually run by the state, and supporters claim that's "taxation without representation."

That missing iPhone story smells fishier

Sep 2, 2011
San Francisco police say they have no record of any investigation related to a missing Apple prototype. CNET has been the only one reporting on...

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LulzSec Leader Arrested (or not)

Jul 28, 2011
British Police say they've arrested a key leader of LulzSec. His code name: Topiary. He's 19 and he was living on the windswept Shetland Islands on...

Cops will see if your face rings a bell

Jul 13, 2011
Facial recognition software could roll out to police in the U.S. as soon as this fall. A device that attaches to an iPhone can snap a picture, up...

LulzSec goes all Wikileaks on Arizona cops

Jun 24, 2011
LulzSec had warned the world a while ago that they would start going after political targets as part of a program called Operation Anti-Security....

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