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Interpol Is Now Training Police To Fight Crime On 'The Darknet'

The arrest, trial and conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht — and his sentence of life in prison — was a stark reminder that 21st century policing is a different game. And judging by the shitshow that was the Silk Road investigation, it’s one that the police need to get better at.


The FBI Built A Database That Can Catch Rapists (And Nobody Uses It)

For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioural patterns of violent criminals.



Is It OK To Shoot Down Your Neighbour's Drone?

Before you decide to shoot that drone out of your backyard, there are a few important things you need to know. First of all, damaging any flying robot is a crime. It doesn’t matter if it’s crashing your pool party or watching you in your skivvies through the skylight in your master bath.


Police Are Trying To Use Honeybees To Detect Illegal Drugs

With drug laws changing all the time, it’s hard for police sniffer dogs to keep up with what they’re supposed to find and what they aren’t. That’s why police forces are turning to insects to sniff out narcotics.


US Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Cruel Lethal Injection Drug

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Oklahoma’s use of a lethal injection cocktail is protected by the Constitution in a 5-4 decision today. This means the state will continue killing Death Row inmates using the controversial anaesthetic midazolam.


Hackers Ground Planes After Hijacking An Airline's Flight Plan System

A cyber attack on Polish airline LOT left 10 flights cancelled this Sunday, stranding around 1400 people at Warsaw’s Chopin airport. The attack hit the airline’s ground computer system, which is used to make flight plans.


Google Finally Gives Revenge Porn Victims A Way To Remove Abusive Links

It’s about damn time. Now that about half the states in the US have passed laws banning revenge porn and several people have been convicted under those laws, Google says it will finally give revenge porn victims the option to get said revenge porn removed from searches. That’s progress!


Students Say Doc Forced Them To Drink, Take Ketamine, Examine His Penis

John Hagmann’s misconduct hearing with the Virginia Board of Medicine was today. He didn’t show up. But students he had allegedly abused were there, and testified how Hagmann subjected them to invasive medical procedures, bizarre drug- and alcohol-fuelled “cognition” experiments, and sexual assault.


AP: Hackers Stole Documents About Spies Taking Drugs And Going Bankrupt

This is a bad week to be a federal employee, and it just got worse. The AP is reporting a second brutal cyberattack on the US federal government, carried out by the same hackers who reportedly accessed the records of every single federal employee. This second hack focused on grabbing extremely personal dossiers from intelligence and military personnel.


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