Alexa, Whodunnit? Judge Wants Amazon Echo Recordings in Double Homicide Case

Christine Sullivan and Jenna Pellegrini were stabbed multiple times in a home in Farmington, New Hampshire in January 2017 and their bodies laid under a tarp in the backyard. Among the possible evidence police gathered from the home was an Amazon Echo smart speaker device in the kitchen. Prosecutors believe the device may have been …

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Are the Cops in Your Nest? How Smart Home Devices Are Turning Into Surveillance Tools

There is a rule of thumb in the data security realm that advises against hooking anything up to the internet that doesn’t need to be, the idea being that internet connectivity is a door through which most every hacker finds their way in. In fact, a group of researchers discovered a way that even Google’s …

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DOJ Opens Investigation Into Pennsylvania Catholic Priest Abuse

Earlier this summer, a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed decades of sexual abuse allegations in six Catholic dioceses in the state. The report included thousands of child victims, over three hundred “predator priests,” and an “Appendix of Offenders” section that ran over 550 pages. And even after all that, the grand jury reiterated that, “while …

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Will I Get Arrested If I Use Drugs During Pregnancy?

Though you may be arrested for using illegal drugs, there are generally no additional criminal charges for doing so while pregnant. Two states, Alabama and South Carolina, have upheld criminal child abuse verdicts for prenatal illegal drug use, primarily on the grounds those states believe a viable fetus is a person. In the other 48 …

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