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Kuwait Just Made DNA Tests Mandatory For All Residents

In a move that will make privacy advocates cringe, Kuwait passed a law yesterday making DNA tests mandatory for all residents. According to the AFP, people who refuse testing will face a year in prison and a hefty fine.


This Tactical Camera Ball Spots Danger Before Police Enter It

Before cops charge headlong into a shootout, or firefighters storm a blazing building, or search and rescue teams enter a pile of rubble, it’d sure be nice for our heroes to get a sneak peek and discover what they’re up against.


European Police Are Going On The Hunt For ISIS Social Media Accounts

Europol has put together a new task force to shut down social media accounts associated with ISIS, the BBC reports. It’s a tough task — in fact, shutting ISIS’ social media presence down completely may be next to impossible.


UK Police Scanned The Faces Of 100,000 People At A Music Festival

Police used facial recognition technology to scan the faces of thousands of attendees at the Download music festival in the UK without their knowledge. Because this is the world we live in.


This Ad For Banned Food In Russia Can Hide Itself From The Cops

Websites are already able to serve up ads customised for whoever happens to be viewing a page. Now an ad agency in Russia is taking that idea one step further with an outdoor billboard that’s able to automatically hide when it spots the police coming.


Illinois Police Won't Dare Call Its Drones 'Drones'

The Illinois State Police was recently lucky enough to receive Federal Aviation Administration to use drones. But the police department clearly senses societal tensions over their use, because it’s trying very hard not to use the D word.


Someone Finally Sued The Police Over Invasive Licence Plate Readers

Licence plate readers that scan plates and store information about a car’s whereabouts are a violation of privacy and state law, according to a lawsuit filed in Virginia.


Australia Just Staged A Massive Counter Terrorism Exercise

Dubbed ‘Hermes Castle’, the multi-agency operation involved 450 police, emergency service and Defence personnel. The exercise is part of an ongoing commitment to testing and refining counter terrorism arrangements.


Sydney Trains Can Now Sniff Out Graffiti

In an effort to curb vandalism, a trial in Sydney has turned trains into electronic bloodhounds. Dubbed mousetrap, the technology can detect the vapours from spray cans and alert the police.


Taser's Police Body Camera Sales Are Up 288% Since Last Year

In case you needed tangible proof that the popular movement to strap cameras to cops is gaining momentum, the quarterly earnings report from camera manufacturer Taser’s got concrete numbers. It’s sales of cameras nearly tripled.