The free app allows the public to search, sort and view information issued by the FBI. The app contains pictures and descriptions of wanted fugitives, missing persons, crime suspects, deceased victims, and others.
The app is free and works on Apple and Android devices, including smartphones, iPads, and iPods. Depending on your device, it can be downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play.
This video shows you how the app works and its capabilities. The new FBI Wanted App provides a range of search and filtering options to browse information and locate specific individuals or cases.
For Those out there with the luxury of privacy, well Google has been told to hand over emails stored outside the country in order to comply with an FBI search warrant. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter ruled on Friday that the act of transferring emails from a foreign server did not qualify as a seizure.
The judge ruled there is no “meaningful interference” with the account holder’s “possessory interest”, going on to assert that any privacy infringement occurs “at the time of disclosure in the United States”, rather than when the data itself is transferred.
The state of New York will invest just over $450,000 in new fingerprinting technology through state grants to 39 police departments statewide. With this investment, the state has provided nearly $1.2 million to local law enforcement since last fall, enabling a total of 90 agencies across the state to replace existing devices that are old or obsolete.
Local law enforcement agencies were eligible to apply for up to $10,000 for each device or other related equipment, such as printers, scanners and cameras. Priority was given to those agencies with the highest number of arrests from 2013 through 2015 and agencies hosting regional servers that allow others to electronically submit fingerprints to the state and Federal Bureau of Investigation could apply for funding for more than one device.
Digital fingerprint technology enables law enforcement agencies and the courts to instantly receive an arrestee’s positive identification and any past criminal history and warrant information from the state.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Security and the Internet of Things will have you wondering, what difference it makes if someone hacks your Nest thermostat or your smart coffee maker. Other than uncomfortable temperatures and coffee when you don’t expect it, you might also have some physical dangers come about because of insecure smart devices: front doors unlocking on their own, compromised medical devices, and disabled security systems. Once the hacker gains access to one of the devices on your network, it’s only a matter of time before they steal your personally identifiable information, log into your bank accounts, get your credit card numbers,
it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the FBI has provided these tips for making sure your minimize your risks:
- Understand your IoT devices. Many come with default passwords or open Wi-Fi connections, so change to a strong password and only allow the device to operate on a network with a secured Wi-Fi router.
- Protect your Wi-Fi networks—set up firewalls and use strong, complex passwords, and consider using media access control address filtering to limit the devices able to access your network.
- Many routers give you the option to set up more than one network—if yours does, separate your computing devices from your IoT devices and spread them throughout several different networks. That way, if cyber criminals break into one network, the damage they do will only be limited to the devices on that one network.
- Disable the Universal Plug and Play protocol (UPnP) on your router—UPnP can be exploited to access many IoT devices.
- Purchase IoT devices from manufacturers with a track record of providing secure devices, and set your devices for automatic updates when available.
Thinks smarter with your Internet of Things devices, and you can enjoy their convenience without worrying about losing your identity (or shirt). It only takes a few steps to implement these security measures, and very little time, so get things configured the way they should be. Then enjoy your smart thermostat and lighting.