Jan Ransom and Ashley Southall report: New York City detectives questioning a boy facing a felony charge last year offered him a McDonald’s soda. When the boy left, they took the straw and tested it for his DNA. Read more on The New York Times.
I did not see this news story until just now, and my jaw literally dropped. As reported by AP and seen on The Brookings Register: The South Dakota Supreme Court will be asked to decide whether police investigating the possible statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl needed a warrant to [Read More…]
Can we please get through just one week without another privacy breach story involving Facebook? It doesn’t seem we can. Sarah Frier reports: Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work. [Read More…]
Tim Cushing reports: Lee Fang of The Intercept has dug into the cache of internal license plate reader manufacturer documents dumped on the web earlier this year. In addition to hundreds of images of drivers and their vehicles passing through border checkpoints, the files also contained emails from Perceptics (the [Read More…]