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Australia lawyers' group: Draft cyber laws would curb rights

Oct. 18, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The president of Australia's top lawyers' group told a parliamentary inquiry that proposed cybersecurity laws to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by extremists and other criminals would...

Machete-wielding man subdued outside New Orleans City Hall

Oct. 3, 2018 2:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police used a stun device to subdue a man who brandished a machete in a park across from New Orleans City Hall. Video from WWL-TV shows the unidentified, shirtless man confronting several men as they move close to him in Duncan Plaza, across the street from the front of City Hall. When...

The Latest: Authorities: Workplace shooter died of gunshots

Sep. 20, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin workplace shooting that injured four people and left the gunman dead (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Authorities have identified the gunman who died after shooting four co-workers at a Wisconsin software company. The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says...

Man opens fire at his Wisconsin office, 3 seriously hurt

Sep. 19, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the building or hid inside, according to investigators. Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said...

The Latest: Company officials 'heartbroken' after shooting

Sep. 19, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Officials at a Wisconsin software company say they're "heartbroken" one of their employees shot four people in the office. WTS Paradigm Marketing Manager Ryan Mayrand said in a statement...

South Africa uses new tech to fight vicious gun violence

Sep. 13, 2018 6:04 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — As gunshots ring out in one of South Africa's most dangerous neighborhoods, a new technology detects the gun's location and immediately alerts police. South Africa is the first country outside the United States to implement the "shotspotter" audio technology, which is also...

London show explores hidden world of facial recognition

Sep. 3, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Don't judge by appearances. It's an age-old piece of advice that is being roundly ignored by corporations, governments and law-enforcement agencies around the globe. British police use facial-recognition technology to scan crowds for suspects. Owners of the latest iPhones can unlock their...

Trial in lawsuit over police surveillance of protesters ends

Aug. 23, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge will decide whether the police department in Memphis, Tennessee, violated free speech rights of protesters by watching them and monitoring their social media accounts. A four-day trial concluded Thursday in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that...