Business Insider: France wants Google to take down pictures of prisons after ‘the jailbreak king’ escaped one by helicopter

Business Insider: France wants Google to take down pictures of prisons after ‘the jailbreak king’ escaped one by helicopter. “France has asked Google to remove photos of prisons from the internet, including one from which a notorious criminal known as ‘the jailbreak king’ escaped by helicopter this year. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said she had written to the internet search engine to request the removal of sensitive photos, but no action had been taken.”

EurekAlert: Can we trust digital forensic evidence?

EurekAlert: Can we trust digital forensic evidence? . “Digital forensics is the recovery and investigation of digital devices and digital materials, often related to serious crimes, such as terrorism and murder, but also more localised issues within the workplace such as employee misconduct and cyber bullying.New research at the University of York examining digital forensic laboratories in England and Wales has shown that evidence of the accuracy of digital forensic methods may be missing from the regulatory framework.”

Report: Thousands of DNA profiles missing from databases (ABC 6)

ABC 6: Report: Thousands of DNA profiles missing from databases. “An investigation into the legally required collection of DNA from adults arrested for felonies or convicted of some misdemeanors in Ohio shows thousands of DNA profiles missing from state and national crime databases.”

The Guardian: Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

The Guardian: Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy. “A new super-database being built for the police represents a ‘grave’ risk to privacy, a leading human rights group has said. Liberty claims the government is glossing over concerns that the database, the largest built for British law enforcement, threatens civil liberties. The group fears it gives massive power to the state at the expense of millions of Britons.”

TechCrunch: US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls

TechCrunch: US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls . “US government investigators have lost a case to force Facebook to wiretap calls made over its Messenger app. A joint federal and state law enforcement effort investigating the MS-13 gang had pushed a district court to hold the social networking giant in contempt of court for refusing to permit real-time listening in on voice calls.”

BuzzFeed News: The Creator Of One Of YouTube’s Top Tween Channels Was Arrested For Molesting A Minor. YouTube Is Keeping The Channel Up.

BuzzFeed News: The Creator Of One Of YouTube’s Top Tween Channels Was Arrested For Molesting A Minor. YouTube Is Keeping The Channel Up.. “For weeks now, SevenAwesomeKids, part of one of YouTube’s biggest and most active tween/teen girl channel networks, has been suspiciously dormant. The reason: Its owner and proprietor, Ian Rylett, was arrested this August in Florida for ‘lewd and lascivious molestation’ involving one of the young girls who makes videos for his channels.”

Freedom of the Press Foundation: California transparency legislation could improve access to police records for journalists and the public

Freedom of the Press Foundation: California transparency legislation could improve access to police records for journalists and the public . “In the 1970s, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that blocked public access to misconduct documents, and forced defendants to petition a judge to examine these records in private and decide if the information warranted disclosure. In 2006, the California Supreme Court ruled that police misconduct investigations are confidential, a ruling that has kept answers from families of people hurt by police violence, obscured critical information about public officials from journalists, and shielded police from scrutiny. Leticia De La Rosa and Theresa Smith are both advocates for a California bill that could make police investigation and disciplinary records available to the public in particularly egregious instances of misconduct.”