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Judge to consider Twitter information request

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday said she would consider an order that the social networking site Twitter must turn over three clients' personal information as part of the government's criminal investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Half a dozen...

By Dana Hedgpeth  | February 15, 2011; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Updates, Technology, Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse  
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Amber Alerts now on Facebook

Amber Alerts for missing children are now available as a news feed on Facebook, an effort to reach more people faster, announced the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Facebook users can sign up to get alerts by state,...

By Allison Klein  | January 12, 2011; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Technology  
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Plate sensor leads officers to suspect

A major break in the high-profile slaying of American University professor Sue Ann Marcum came when a license plate recognition sensor in D.C. transmitted a message to police that the woman's Jeep, which had been reported stolen, was in the...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Post, Homicide, Montgomery, Technology, The District, Virginia  
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Inmate teleconferencing considered

Maryland correctional officials hope to trim costs from their transportation budget by installing a teleconferencing system that would allow inmates to make court appearances and doctors’ visits without leaving the prison. Gary D. Maynard, secretary of the Maryland Department of...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat, Technology  
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Report expected in DNA searches

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science is expected to present its report regarding the use of a controversial form of DNA searching that helps identify criminal suspects using genetic material from their relatives. The Forensic Science Board — which oversees...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 13, 2010; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Technology, Virginia  
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New Md. forensics center opens

A new forensics center for the Maryland medical examiner’s office has opened in Baltimore. The $54 million facility fills a city block at West Baltimore and Poppleton streets. It was designed to improve working conditions for the pathologists and technicians...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 22, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Maryland, Technology  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Court upholds tracking suspects with GPS, Tom Jackman , September 7, 2010
Man gets 20 months in DC tech scam, Washington Post editors , August 6, 2010
Web site grows out of fascination with Robert Wone killing, Washington Post Editors , May 17, 2010
Va. state police launch Facebook page, Washington Post Editors , March 2, 2010
Calif. cops test head-mounted video cameras, Washington Post Editors , December 28, 2009
Crime 'in its place', Washington Post Editors , December 28, 2009
See D.C.'s most wanted on cable TV, Washington Post Editors , December 17, 2009
If you have an iPhone, you have mobile crime data, Theola Labbé-DeBose , December 16, 2009
D.C. chief Lanier e-mails residents after officer's arrest, Washington Post Editors , December 16, 2009
E-mail enables debate between D.C. resident, police commander, Theola Labbé-DeBose , December 7, 2009
Gangs move to Twitter, Washington Post Editors , December 1, 2009
 
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