Police

Amazon Gives Ring Doorbell Footage to Police without Warrant: Report

Amazon has admitted to handing over footage from customers' Ring doorbells to police in the U.S. 11 times so far this year alone — reports The Intercept. The company's vice president of public policy, Brian Huseman, divulged the information in a letter to Senator Ed Markey, D-Mass., earlier this month. Huseman was responding to an earlier...

NYPD to Replace Windows Phone Fleet With iPhones Later This Year

Microsoft may have all but given up on Windows Phones, but rookies in the New York City Police Department have, for quite some time now, getting them with their gun and badge. The NYPD only started handing out department-issued smartphones and email addresses in 2015, and the official device of the largest police force in the United...

Windsor Councillor Had His Window Smashed After Voting to Allow Uber

According to a new report from the National Post, a rock was thrown through the windows of Windsor Councillor John Elliott. On Monday, city council officially voted to allow Uber to legally operate in the city. On early Wednesday morning, someone smashed a rock through Elliott's window. Elliott believes that the act was taken because of his...

Calgary Police Getting More Creative In Catching Distracted Drivers

According to Calgary police, fewer tickets are being written for distracted driving this year. While this is good news, it is not due to drivers texting less while driving, says a new report from CBC. Calgary officers have issued more than 300 tickets in the traffic section alone, according Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey. “We’re kidding ourselves […]

Wireless Carriers Can Now Catch Police Spying on their Networks

Researchers at SBA Research in Vienna have teamed up with T-Mobile Austria, a fully-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, to study whether the use of electronic surveillance devices known as IMSI catchers, commonly used by police and government agencies around the world to spy on cellular networks, can be detected. Turns out it's actually possible to tell when police use this...

Montreal Police Say They Did Not Tap Into Journalists’ Phones

According to a new report from the Toronto Sun, Montreal police have not tapped the phones of any journalists during an investigation. On Saturday, Chief Philippe Pichet said that they only tapped the phones of its own officers under investigation. Pichet issued the response after La Presse reported that police obtained a warrant to tap into...