BT: Scanners employed to catalogue knife wounds

BT: Scanners employed to catalogue knife wounds. “High-tech scanners are being used to create a ‘catalogue’ of knife wounds that can be matched to different blades. Detectives say the database will mean they can identify what kind of knife has been used in a stabbing, making it easier to catch criminals. The method involves using state of the art CT scanning technology like that seen in hospitals, to create an image of the injury which can then be saved and stored.”

The Daily Beast: Manhattan DA Made Google Give Up Information on Everyone in Area as They Hunted for Antifa

The Daily Beast: Manhattan DA Made Google Give Up Information on Everyone in Area as They Hunted for Antifa. “Reverse search warrants have been used in other parts of the country, but this is the first time one was disclosed in New York. Unlike a traditional warrant, where law enforcement officials request information on a specific phone or individual, reverse warrants allow law enforcement to target an entire neighborhood.”

TechCrunch: With a single wiretap, police collected 9.2 million text messages

TechCrunch: With a single wiretap, police collected 9.2 million text messages. “For four months in 2018, authorities in Texas collected more than 9.2 million messages under a single court-authorized wiretap order, newly released figures show. The wiretap, granted by a federal judge in the Southern District of Texas, was granted as part of a narcotics investigation and became the federal wiretap with the most intercepts in 2018, according to the government’s annual wiretap report.”

The Next Web: Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency

The Next Web: Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency. “Cryptocurrency crime fighters are about to have a lot more fun after Europol has revealed its developing a game to help law enforcers learn how to trace and investigate illicit uses of digital currencies.”

BuzzFeed News: This Genealogy Database Helped Solve Dozens Of Crimes. But Its New Privacy Rules Will Restrict Access By Cops.

BuzzFeed News: This Genealogy Database Helped Solve Dozens Of Crimes. But Its New Privacy Rules Will Restrict Access By Cops.. “Days after BuzzFeed News revealed that the website GEDmatch had bent its published rules to allow police in Utah to search for relatives of the perpetrator of a violent assault, the website changed its terms of service so that users now have to explicitly opt in for their DNA profiles to be included in law enforcement searches.”

Republic TV: Google Location Data Helped Delhi Police Uncover Murder Case Of A Senior Citizen, Two Arrested

Republic TV: Google Location Data Helped Delhi Police Uncover Murder Case Of A Senior Citizen, Two Arrested. “Officials first looked into call detail records (CDRs). However, police made very little progress there onwards. Hence, Police then decided to look onto Google location data of one of the accused. The data showed that the accused had visited the Lucknow Expressway on March 2.”