Police are stumped as to how thieves are breaking into cars holding small unknown devices, even when they are caught on video doing it.
This is some scary stuff. Life in prison for malicious hacking? We can't keep rapists and murderers away from society for very long but now hackers & crackers could be jailed for life? And on top of that the FBI can monitor internet packets without a warrant? If you enjoy your freedom from gov't surveillance, it looks like it's time to start using PGP.
Is it time to be scared of seven year olds now? Muderous plot? From children? Sounds like a reporter using strong words for some playground craziness, and everyone overreacting. Reminds me of a certain show I saw last night...
Oakland, CA has a pretty cool application of GIS on the web. You can look up crime statistics and analyze the data by overlaying it with community information (where police districts are, where liquor stores are located). It only runs in Netscape for windows, so here's a screenshot.
If you've seen Patrick Naughton's (former Infoseek Exec) FBI affidavit before, you can see that when he was arrested, he turned over his laptop, admitting to having numerous kiddie porn images on it, and he knew the person he chatted with was a woman (since they spoke to each other on the phone several times). In the chats, he also stated on several occasions that he messed around with several other young girls before. So now that his trial is beginning in LA, and he's facing up to 40 years in prision, his lawyers are claiming that the chats were pure fantasy and he never thought he'd actually meet a young girl. His lawyers are also claiming that the kiddie porn on his hard drive was unsolicited and he hadn't gotten around to deleting the unwanted images. Yeah, riiiiiight. I hate to say it, but this guy is so far beyond a doubt guilty that his defense sounds like a last-gasp effort to avoid the inevitable.
Do increased abortions decrease crime? This is an interesting article and paper over at Slate. Although controversial, there seems to be some truth to it.