criminal investigations

WASHINGTON | Experts: Bomber likely left behind trove of forensic clues

WASHINGTON — Investigators examining the explosive devices sent to high-profile targets in Washington and New York this week will be working to glean forensic clues to help identify who sent them, from fingerprints and DNA evidence to tracking the origin of the packages and the components used to make the bombs. Larry Johnson, a former … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Experts: Bomber likely left behind trove of forensic clues

WASHINGTON | Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices’ 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies collect from the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. The loophole will be shut down in a forthcoming update to Apple’s iOS … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement