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A New Hope…

December 24, 2013 by

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Dave Aitel has graciously allowed us to run his commentaries before – see Hackers May Help Choose The Next US President and Aitel On Cyberwar. Dave 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. So […]

Opportunity is Knocking. Answer the Door.

October 31, 2013 by

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If you’ve ever thought that you should open the door when opportunity comes knocking? Listen up: it’s pounding on your door. It’s not often that we in the public safety community are approached with an opportunity to hothouse innovation, but this is one of those times. This week the call went out specifically to those […]

Civic Coding and You – Apply for the Code for America Fellowship

July 29, 2013 by

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Dave and I have sat in a room – this was recently – watching a college-educated woman at a desk with two computers, and two keyboards. She was typing information from one into the other because the two systems didn’t talk to one another. The data she was moving had to do with dangerous fugitives. […]

The City That Became … [How Much] Safer?

November 12, 2012 by

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I just picked up a copy of the most racy book available to crime analysts this month, The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation (Advances in Police Theory and Practice) by John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman. Eterno was a NYPD officer who rose through the ranks and retired a captain; he and Silverman, […]

CBKB Nominated for Innovating Justice Award

September 24, 2012 by

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This morning I saw that the folks over at the Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB) have been nominated for an Innovating Justice Award. Before I talk about the IJA, let me just mention that the work done by the CBKB is absolutely essential to law enforcement agencies across the United States (they’ve also […]

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 […]

A Crime Scene Infographic (Guest Post)

July 12, 2012 by

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Crime scene science is a fascinating world full of specialists, intelligent processes and shocking results. And a really execrable television program. Recently we were contacted by eLocal, a site which created an infographic showing a snippet of CSI. The infographic is interesting, and since Dave and I are both on vacation (him in Texas, me in […]