PopSci has an interesting article on a DNA gun design from a UK security firm which could be used by security and law enforcement personal to shoot criminals with a DNA marker in order to mark them for later arrest.
*PS: My apologise for the slow updates lately.
The Royal Society has released its report on the application of neuroscience in a military and law enforcement context. The report focuses on two specific applications: (1) performance enhancement of military/police personnel and (2) performance degradation of perceived enemies. Of particular personal interest was Part 3 which outlines how any new advance in weaponry is likely to be effected by existing customary, humanitarian and human rights law.
An Ohio man who found his police booking photo on mugshot websites is suing those sites on the basis that the mugshot publishing industry is violating his right of publicity (Read more on Wired).
Much like environmental design can tackle home invasions and burglaries, can cybercrime be ‘designed out’? Nigel Phair takes a look.
Julian Assange to release statement at 2pm local / 11pm AEST today (Source ABC)
Anyone can now buys firearms over the internet (via Gizmodo).
A new app called Girls Around Me merges Facebook and Foursquare data with Google maps to track the nearest women via GPS. Female (and male) Facebook or Foursquare users could unknowingly be signalling their whereabouts by using social networking apps. Unlike other applications which can track whereabouts like the gay-dating app Grindr there is no ‘opt out’ of the system leaving the potential for women to be victims of crime, particularly stalking. For a full summary check out this article on ZDnet.