Pre-crime, is a vast potpourri of information, on everyday activities, used to try to predict and prevent future behavior. In "predictive" policing, computer algorithms identify signs of pre-crime in a realm in which we are all potential suspects.
Gal Vallerius, a 36-year-old French national pleaded guilty this week in the US of selling narcotics on the Dark Web under the nickname of OxyMonster.
Kaspersky Lab announced it was temporarily halting its cooperation with Europol following the voting of a controversial motion in the European Parliament today.
In a plenary session of the European Parliament that will be held today in Strasbourg, France, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will vote on a motion for resolution which includes a clause to ban the use of software programs "that have been confirmed as malicious, such as Kaspersky Lab."
The US government has filed new charges against Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher known as MalwareTech who stopped the WannaCry ransomware outbreak last year.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two lawsuits on Monday against Facebook and Google on the grounds of breaking local campaign finance laws.
On Friday, a New York man was arrested and charged in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York with conducting an extensive cyberstalking and threats campaign. He was charged with one count of cyberstalking and two counts of sending interstate threats.
Microsoft said this week it plans to extend and enforce the new GDPR privacy protections to all of its customers, not just those based in EU countries.
Google has agreed to create a fund of 11 million dollars as part of a a class action settlement for terminating or disabling a publisher's Adsense accounts, but not paying out any balances that the publisher had at the time.
Three of the four owners of the Mugshots.com website have been arrested on charges of extortion, filed by the state of California.
4iQ is a identity threat intelligence company that monitors the internet for identity records exposed in data breaches and accidental leaks. The latest 4iQ identity breach report indicates that between 2016 and 2017 there was a 182 percent increase in raw identity records discovered by its team.
A network of surveillance cameras in various locations throughout Newark, NJ will enable people to monitor these locations for criminal activity. The program, the Citizen Virtual Patrol, has been described by local leaders as "a block watch on steroids".
Eventbrite has recanted on a recent change made to its Merchant Agreement that allowed the company to attend and film events, and then keep the copyright for that recording.
Michigan police were called at a Planet Fitness gym earlier this month to investigate a bomb threat that ended up being only a prank after a naughty user named his WiFi network "Remote Detonator."
A 19 year old teenager was charged with 'unauthorized use of a computer' after downloading over 7,000 records from the Nova Scotia Freedom-of-Information web portal. The teenager whose name has not been released, has been accused of stealing documents from the portal, with many of them being publicly accessible and redacted.
Police in South Wales employed a pioneering fingerprint technique which led to the conviction a drug ring. An image of a man holding ecstasy tablets in his palm was discovered on the cell phone of one of the detained suspects. It was then sent to the Scientific Support Unit of the South Wales Police.
On Monday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills into law that criminalize the possession of ransomware "with the intent to introduce it into a computer or computer network without authorization" and punish offenders with a three-year prison sentence, respectively.
Project Gutenberg, a U.S.A. based site that offers free eBooks whose copyright have expired in the U.S., has blocked all access to German visitors. In a statement posted on the site, it was stated that this block was created due to a recent ruling against Project Gutenberg in a lawsuit filed in Germany.
An Albuquerque man has sued Microsoft and its CEO —Satya Nadella— seeking a fresh copy of Windows 7 or $600 million in damages.