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Creating A Law Enforcement Farm Team: A Rozzer Back-Bench

November 5, 2012 by

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In law enforcement, there are two factions: sworn or non-sworn, and for many things (with the notable exception of crime and intelligence analysis) never the twain shall meet. This is as much about cops as it is about human nature, and I’m not trying to change it. But I’ve noticed that, in things like arrest […]

II: Reports You Need To Read Now

October 24, 2012 by

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Three reports you should be aware of – and not just because Dave and I are so busy with warrant work that we’ve had no time to do anything except point to the analysis of others – are covered in this report, and all are worth reading. The first big report, which we were in […]

Federal Court: Location Tracking via Cell-Phone Pinging is Kosher

August 15, 2012 by

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that police may track the signals eminating from wireless devices, such as cell phones, owned by a person. In United States v Skinner, the court found that a drug dealer whose position was being tracked by the DEA as he and his son […]

When Stupid Strikes: Social Media Policy and Training

January 31, 2012 by

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A Bay-area police agency has found itself at the center of a firestorm which began with comments on Twitter apparently by one of its officers. The officer apparently posted to a Twitter account the comment, “Get those fucking hackers. I’m a cop in the Bay Area CA. I’d go after them with both guns.“ Awesome. […]

Dave Aitel: Hackers May Help Choose The Next President of the United States

January 29, 2012 by

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Dave Aitel is the founder and Chief [Security|technology|executive][1] Officer of Immunity, Inc, and runs the Daily Dave mailing list, where this article was originally published. It is re-published here with his kind permission. At age 18, Aitel started spending his summers working at the National Security Agency (NSA) while attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; three years […]

“With That Revealing Shirt? He Was Just Begging to be Hacked.” Blaming The Victim in the STRATFOR Hack

January 3, 2012 by

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In the days since the STRATFOR breach, I initially gave the firm high marks in communicating with its user base after idiotically allowing all their data go bye-bye. I’m going to modify that stance a bit in another post – I now see that they have in fact fallen very short of what they could […]

EPIC sues DHS over Social Media

December 22, 2011 by

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over what EPIC states is DHS’ failure to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests by EPIC regarding DHS programs to monitor social media. Say that ten times fast. The lawsuit stems from one of several […]

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