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August 9, 2013

Bradley Manning’s WikiLeaks breach did in fact help al Qaeda operatives, a prosecution witness said Thursday.

Bradley Manning’s WikiLeaks breach did in fact help al Qaeda operatives, a prosecution witness said Thursday.
 
Perhaps the thing determining whether or not Manning is in big trouble or really big trouble is whether or not any of the 700,000+ documents he turned over to transparency advocate site WikiLeaks actually compromised national security in a way that jeopardized American lives.

August 6, 2013

A new study shows it is possible to distinguish between types of lipstick on crime scene evidence without needing to remove it from the evidence bag, helping forensic scientists avoid sample contamination or destruction.

A new study shows it is possible to distinguish between types of lipstick on crime scene evidence without needing to remove it from the evidence bag, helping forensic scientists avoid sample contamination or destruction.
Lipstick marks can link someone to a crime scene. They can also establish physical contact between individuals for cases of violent crime.

December 16, 2010

"I hope to continue my work and continue to protest my innocence in this matter and to reveal as we get it -- which we have not yet -- the evidence from these allegations," Assange said on the steps of the High Court where he was greeted by a media scrum.

"I hope to continue my work and continue to protest my innocence in this matter and to reveal as we get it -- which we have not yet -- the evidence from these allegations," Assange said on the steps of the High Court where he was greeted by a media scrum.

Assange and his lawyers insist that moves to extradite him from Britain to Sweden to face questioning over allegations he sexually assaulted two women are politically motivated.

December 15, 2010

Swiss authorities are investigating if the banking arm of Swiss Post violated secrecy rules by divulging that it had closed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's account, media reported on Sunday.

Swiss authorities are investigating if the banking arm of Swiss Post violated secrecy rules by divulging that it had closed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's account, media reported on Sunday.

"We are investigating if, in relation to the Postfinance press statement, there has been punishable action," Hermann Wenger, examining magistrate of the Bern-Mittelland region, told SonntagsZeitung.

But Postfinance spokesman Marc Andrey said there had been no violation of secrecy rules.

May 24, 2010

Law Society president Robert Heslett has announced his support for a unique initiative which involves developing a co-ordination centre for pro bono privacy advice, advocacy and legal action to uphold the rule of law and the rights of the individual against injustices caused by the use of oppressive surveillance technologies in the UK and abroad.

May 10, 2010

Certified Digital Security (CDS), exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe for the first time later this month, is set to unveil its exciting new breakthrough version 3 data security process.

With digital security a key issue for all organisations, from SMEs through to large multinationals, CDS offers an assured and standardised system for developing a secure infrastructure that is affordable, adaptable and recognisable.

It is the only company throughout Europe that provides such an objective and simple-to-use security certification system, allowing organisations to showcase themselves to contractors as security conscious and protected from risks.

April 27, 2010

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is proceeding with the option of licensing individual private investigation and precognition agents, with competency criteria, which will include specified training, according to the Association of British Investigators (ABI). It was the option favoured by a sizeable majority of those giving their views during consultation.

February 8, 2010

A leading scientist, called in to help break a series of unsolved crimes, is to fire up his pioneering ‘bullet casing’ fingerprint invention before American forensic experts.

Dr John Bond, Scientific Support Manager at Northamptonshire Police and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre, discovered a way of visualising corrosion patterns etched by human sweat into the surfaces of bomb and ammunition casings when handled.