Action News Jax: Florida Department of Law Enforcement creates cold case database

Action News Jax: Florida Department of Law Enforcement creates cold case database. “One local man’s push to create a statewide database for cold cases is now a reality. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Wednesday it launched an online database featuring more than 400 unsolved homicides.”

Sixth Tone: Shanghai Police Busted 390 Cases of Fake News on Social Media

Sixth Tone: Shanghai Police Busted 390 Cases of Fake News on Social Media. “If you believed all the fake news stories from China in 2017, you would have a bleak impression of the country as an absurd, chaotic place. From children dying from sun exposure after stealing fruit to government-mandated evacuations of Chinese nationals from India, the year was rife with rumor. On Wednesday, Sixth Tone’s sister publication The Paper reported that the internet issues division of the Shanghai police investigated and closed 390 cases related to online rumors in 2017.”

Phys.org: Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal risk

Phys.org: Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal risk. “A widely-used computer software tool may be no more accurate or fair at predicting repeat criminal behavior than people with no criminal justice experience, according to a Dartmouth College study. The Dartmouth analysis showed that non-experts who responded to an online survey performed equally as well as the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) software system used by courts to help determine the risk of recidivism.”

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah man who runs popular YouTube science channel is charged with possessing explosives during backyard experiments

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah man who runs popular YouTube science channel is charged with possessing explosives during backyard experiments. “The man behind the popular science-focused YouTube channel King of Random has been charged with two counts of second-degree felony possession of an explosive device for allegedly conducting incendiary experiments in his backyard. Jonathan Grant Thompson, of South Jordan, was charged Tuesday for two separate events involving an explosive. He was not arrested.”

MENAFN: 19 year old girl escapes kidnappers using Google Maps

Two Belgium stories in one ResearchBuzz? I’m just going with it. From MENAFN: 19 year old girl escapes kidnappers using Google Maps. “After being allegedly kidnapped in Belgium, the girl aged 19 explained her safe return to be thanks to locating herself on her Smartphone and sharing the address with her sibling who notified authorities. The girl accused five men of abducting her outside a nightclub in Brussels and held her captive for three days in an apartment in the nearby city of Charleroi.”

Mashable: Police charge 1,000 people sharing videos of nude teens on Facebook

Mashable: Police charge 1,000 people sharing videos of nude teens on Facebook . “According to Danish police, two videos and a sexually explicit image involving two 15-year-olds were originally posted to Facebook Messenger, the platform’s private chat service. The video was then shared hundreds of times across the platform, and now, a total of 1,004 young people have been charged — and about 800 are male, reports Bloomberg. While the content was posted by someone within Denmark, it’s unclear if everyone accused of sharing it are from the country.”

Krebs on Security: Canadian Police Charge Operator of Hacked Password Service Leakedsource.com

Krebs on Security: Canadian Police Charge Operator of Hacked Password Service Leakedsource.com. “Canadian authorities have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Ontario man for allegedly selling billions of stolen passwords online through the now-defunct service Leakedsource.com.”