Sixty-three people were sent to jail, and what they said on Facebook put them there.
The power of social media triumphs again, asmonitoring Facebook and Twitter has helped the NYPD reduce murders in New York City.
The New York Police Department’s new initiative will reportedly use GPS technology to track down the city's prescription drug thieves.
If you're one of the thousands of New Yorkers who have found nada searching for a store-stocked iPad mini, only to be met with disappointing claims of "sold out" or promises that it's "on the way," consumer demand might not be the reason for the shortage: Apple recently suffered a major iPad-jacking at JFK airport.
Proving there's nothing wrong with looking good while fighting crime, new woven polyester fabrics containing a network of conductive threads connected to a built-in microcontroller will sound the alarm if cut or penetrated. The smart fabrics will not only alert authorities, but it can provide an exact location of the problem.
Every day, new technology is being developed to make criminal activities more difficult. From predicting crime before it happens to reading minds to new crime scene investigation tools, future criminals are going to have a difficult time getting away with anything. Here's a list of technology that will help fight crime in the future — maybe even the near-future.
Police in Santa Clara county California have confirmed that a man has been arrested following a July robbery at the home of the late Steve Jobs, and that over $70,000 worth of computers and other goods were taken.
In the future, police may analyze highly detailed, glowing fingerprints instead of dusting a crime scene. A research team in China has developed a process by which fingerprints both old and new are not only more detailed, but could allow authorities to pick up extra evidence, such as drug use.
Don't feel so bad about your pirated version of Photoshop, since a new study reveals that more than half of computers use pirated software. And we already knew the Pope was a software pirate. Though the metrics for "pirated software" seem a bit lackluster.
As it turns out, crime does pay — with lots and lots of stats! Civilization has a vested interest in keeping tabs on uncivilized activity. Crime statistics have been collected all around the globe for centuries to various degrees of precision. These stats paint a clear, data-guided picture of a universal (if unseemly) aspect of humanity. Crime is one our species' most thoroughly documented activities, and therefore one which we can most accurately attempt to grasp. The truth is made of numbers. We've picked through the vast reservoirs of facts and figures from around the world in an attempt to make some order of the number jumbo. Some of these findings may challenge your conceptions, while others will reinforce them. But in the end, they are the only authority that matters because detached steely statistics never lie. Here we present a big ol' serving of hot steamy number porn. Enjoy.