Facebook’s Algorithm Change Could Affect How Cops Speak to Citizens

Facebook has already become a critical communications tool for police and fire departments as well as local governments across the United States. Immediately after a 15-year-old started shooting a handgun inside his western Kentucky high school last week, the state’s police turned to Facebook to warn and inform the greater community. The first post was shared by users more than 6,000 times, and throughout...

Warning: Before You See The Movie Black Panther, Read This!

After months of anticipation, Marvel’s “Black Panther” will finally hit theaters this Friday, February 16. The latest Marvel movie has already set a record for the highest selling presale tickets for a super hero movie and is expected to break records this weekend. This is a time to bring awareness to potential dangers that could occur to millions of...

Truth Is Scary: Your Smart TV Is Watching You Watch TV, Consumer Reports Finds

Testing found the televisions were also constantly tracking what their owners were watching and relaying it back to the TV maker and/or its business partners, using a technology called ACR, or "automated content recognition." ACR helps the TV recommend other shows you might enjoy watching, but can also be used to target your families with advertising. The data can also...

This Dumb Ass Kentucky Drug Dealer Mixed Up His Own Number With Cop’s In A Snapchat Message

A Kentucky man and juvenile were busted this week when a suspected drug dealer accidentally posted a police officer’s phone number on his Snapchat advertisement instead of his own. Roy Hancock, 51, and an unnamed minor were seeking to buy marijuana from a person called “Dunk,” but a few switched-up digits led them to message and call Morganfield police Sgt....

How Dumb, Student Arrested After Posting “Round 2′ of Florida Shooting on Snapchat

A South Carolina student was arrested on Thursday after posting a Snapchat threatening a repeat of Wednesday's deadly mass shooting, which took place at a Florida high school. Spartanburg School District Three spokesperson Sherri Horton told WHNS that officials received an anonymous tip about the threat, which was made via Snapchat, from the parent of another student at Broome High School. The alarming photo shows an...

Things Just Got Ugly: Uber vs Google

An epic court battle between Uber and a Google spinoff, centered on the alleged theft of self-driving car technology, began with accusations of sinister plots and other devious behavior lobbed in both directions. In opening arguments Monday, lawyers for Google’s former autonomous car unit Waymo likened Uber to Rosie Ruiz, one of the most notorious cheaters in sports history. Waymo...

This ICE Agent Gets Arrested For The ‘Stupidest Thing’

An agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is facing federal charges after a Wichita television news anchor told local police that he was sending her sensitive law enforcement material and text messages that were sexual in nature, newly released court documents show. KAKE-TV Anchor Deb Farris was interviewed by the Wichita Police Department in March during which officers photographed...

Intel’s Brian Krzanich Forced Out As CEO After ‘Consensual Relationship’ with Employee

Intel's Brian Krzanich was forced out as CEO following an investigation into a "consensual relationship with an Intel employee," the company announced Thursday. Krzanich has also left the board, it said.Chief financial officer Robert Swan will step in as interim CEO, effective immediately, and the board has already begun the search for a permanent replacement. "An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel...

The Power of Surveillance Footage Aids Police in Florida School Shooting

Video from the school's surveillance system has helped police put together a timeline of events on the day of the shooting On Wednesday, February 14, a 19-year-old male entered a building of his old high school, climbed to the third floor and pulled the fire alarm. As students began to flood the hallways, he began to open fire upon them killing 17...

This Smartphone App Is Developed for Super Bowl Security

Smartphone application to help with security efforts during the Super Bowl. Police in charge of guarding fans at the Super Bowl  have a new tool to help them keep crowds safe during the 10 days of festivities in Minneapolis this year. It's an app called, FieldWatch, that will help give police tactical awareness. Securonet developed the app at the request of...