Driving Without a Smartphone

A new law in Georgia discourages drivers from even touching a screen. Whether or not it improves safety, it could help break people’s phone habits.

The Security Hole in Apple's New Security Feature

USB Restricted Mode could still let law enforcement into your phone.

Orlando Does an About-Face on Facial Recognition Technology

The city’s police department is moving forward with the second phase of testing weeks after the initial pilot program ended amid concerns raised by civil liberties groups.

3 Ways to Use Data to Fight Terrorism and Money Laundering

Cognitive search and analytics technologies are all about accessing the right information at the right time.

A U.S. Court Rejected Google Translate as a Means of Providing Consent to a Cop

Courts around the world are increasingly considering relying on machine translation during legal proceedings.

Drone Cops Take Flight in Los Angeles

The L.A. County Sheriff has deployed a quadcopter drone for rescue and reconnaissance. But will the public accept that these aerial officers come in peace?

Bill Would Prevent States from Messing with Encryption

The bill comes amid an encryption debate that pits national security against cybersecurity.

FBI Stands Firm on ‘Going Dark’ Problem While Acknowledging Inflated Data

The bureau may have overstated by three times or more the number of encrypted devices it couldn’t access last year.

A County Using Amazon’s Facial Recognition Worried About Giving Off “A Big Brother Vibe”

The county has reportedly used the facial recognition tools about 20 times per day.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Bar Government Encryption Backdoors

The move comes as Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for legislation to allow access to encrypted communications.

Interior Wants Wi-Fi for Burning Man

Even temporary cities/arts festivals need networks for government and law enforcement operations.

Would the FBI Arrest Tony Stark or Ultron?

As artificial intelligence programs become aware and autonomous, law enforcement will have to figure out where responsibility lies.