03/20/2013 - The rapid advancement of technology has had a positive impact on law enforcement, but it also poses enormous legal challenges because the U.S. has “old laws,” according to Andrew Weissman, general counsel to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). He spoke at the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law & National Security luncheon in Washington, D.C. today.
02/08/2013 - The hacking of the Federal Reserve could have long term ramifications, warns a security researcher. Conference of Chief Justices discuss need for better way to set bail. A Washington, D.C. task force creates an anti-bullying program for agencies that work with kids. And More
01/31/2013 - To stop people from speeding the neighborhood, an Illinois property owner’s association established a 25-mile-per-hour speed limit throughout the neighborhood and created its own security department to enforce the rules within property limits.
01/24/2013 - The NYPD is testing a new device it hopes will help officers see firearms through clothing. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly hopes future versions of the device can be mounted on police vehicles or worn on officers’ belts.
01/04/2013 - Longest file sharing sentence to date handed down. A man is charged with making interstate threatening communications for a Facebook post he wrote while in Rome. Inauguration security plans reviewed. And more.
01/03/2013 - A U.S. judge denies access to drone strike documents. A flight is forced to land after drunk passengers try to storm the cockpit. FBI sees a record number of firearms background checks. And more.
12/20/2012 - A new law in Germany gives police power over wireless networks. One company sees a 500 percent increase in sales of bulletproof items for children after the Newtown shooting. Police in the UK say they can reduce bike thefts just by adding a sticker a bike’s frame. And more.
12/19/2012 - Two cases involving the use of dogs to sniff out narcotics are before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the cases, the Court will determine the circumstances under which dogs outside a home can be used to detect drugs inside a private residence and what credentials are necessary to prove that a drug dog is properly trained.