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Virtual Reality / VR
Bringing jury to crime scene via VR provides more accurate results
The University of South Australia finds overwhelming evidence in favour of using VR in the courtroom by putting jurors in the middle of a crime scene.
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Five Eyes nations want legal access to backdoors to fight 'illegal content'
The nations argue that encryption can make the enforcement of public safety difficult, particularly when it comes to serious problems like child exploitation.
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Human rights
Metadata retention laws “abused” by enforcement agencies
The PJCIS, Human Right Law Centre, Digital Rights Watch and Access Now are calling for the repeal or amendment of the controversial laws.
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Public divided over police use of facial recognition - survey
The response comes as the European Union considers a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by law enforcement.
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Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Global shareholders sue 'leading' China data centre operator GDS
The lawsuit believes GDS has been engaged in a 'ruse' to enrich insiders by acquiring data centers that aren't as valuable as the company claims.
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Microsoft makes security offerings available to nation states and law enforcement
Microsoft aims to empower IT to unlock the security capabilities of the intelligent cloud to tip the scales in the cyber war.
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Hitachi Vantara delivers digital evidence management solution for law enforcement
Law enforcement officials are challenged by compliance policies and procedures such as evidence disclosure rules.
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Global cybercrime lord busted, but expert says just a drop in the ocean
Cybereason's senior director says the arrest of the Carbanak gangleader will just look like a 'rounding error' for overall cybercrime profits.
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Mastermind of EUR 1 BILLION global cybercrime gang arrested
Europol has arrested the suspected leader of the Carbanak gang with the cooperation of law enforcement around the world, but experts remain sceptical.