New Jersey Court Upholds $1900 Public Records Charge

A New Jersey state appellate court has upheld a public records fee of $1,900 for government records that were requested by a freelance journalist because several attorneys were needed to assist with the request. Journalist Janon Fisher fought the fee, but the court decided that the charge was reasonable. The court said the state Attorney […]

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Microsoft Tool Helps Police With Computer Forensics

Microsoft has developed a small computer tool that police can use to easily pull forensic data from computers used in crimes. The device is called COFEE ( Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor ) and it is a USB “thumb drive” that has been tested by a small group of law-enforcement agencies since June 2007. COFEE […]

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FBI Wants Expanded Monitoring Of ‘Illegal’ Web Activity

Last Wednesday the FBI made a public request for new laws that would give federal police increased powers to monitor “illegal activity” on the internet. The request from FBI Director Robert Mueller came during a House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing. It seems to go beyond the current plan to monitor traffic on federal-government networks. […]

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Facebook & Google Earth Being Used To Find War Criminals

Human rights activists are using a clever combination of Facebook and Google Earth to find wanted Darfur war criminals and bring them to justice. A Facebook page has been created on the social networking website encouraging people to report the sightings of Ahmed Haroun and Ali Kushayb. Both men were indicted by the International Criminal […]

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“Google Me” Documentary Film

Filmmaker Jim Killeen is the producer of a new documentary film called Google Me. Most people have googled their names, but how many people go to the extreme of actually meeting their “google twins”? That’s the whole idea behind Google Me. In the video below News.com reporter Kara Tsuboi interviews Jim Killeen and learns about […]

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