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YouTube shooter “upset with policies” of video site say police

YouTube shooter “upset with policies” of video site say police

Police have named the YouTube shooting suspect who opened fire at the company's California headquarters yesterday, revealing that she was a frustrated user of the video sharing site. Nasim Aghdam, 39, was a resident of San Diego, and gained access to the YouTube campus through a parking garage, San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini said today.

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iPhone SOS feature blamed for hundreds of false 911 calls

iPhone SOS feature blamed for hundreds of false 911 calls

A single facility seems to be at fault for hundreds of false alarm 911 calls from Apple devices over the past few months. A report from Elk Grove, California suggests that 911 dispatch in the area took approximately 20 accidental 911 calls a day from Apple since October of 2017. Police reportedly said that calls are all coming from a single Apple repair and refurbishing center off Laguna Boulevard.

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Ford made a super-stealthy plug-in hybrid cop car

Ford made a super-stealthy plug-in hybrid cop car

The boys in blue are going green, with Ford's latest police vehicle promising a zero-emissions model that it claims could save plenty on fuel costs. The Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid looks like a regular sedan, but it has a 7.6 kilowatt hour li-ion battery which can go for up to 21 miles on a charge.

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Russian trolls used Pokemon GO to incite violence in the USA

Russian trolls used Pokemon GO to incite violence in the USA

Russian government-linked internet troll accounts aimed to use Pokemon GO to stir several political bees nests over the past year. Using the then mega-popular game to lure users to participate, Russian-linked operatives attempted to draw foot traffic to physical locations where events involving police brutality had occurred. Operatives promised that once Pokemon gamers had arrived at these locations, they were to snap a photo and send it in to win prizes.

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Ford F-150 Police Responder gives pickup a pursuit makeover

Ford F-150 Police Responder gives pickup a pursuit makeover

Ford's F-150 may be the US' best selling vehicle, but now the pickup has been drafted into police service. The 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the first pickup to be pursuit-rated, good for chases at sustained speeds of 100 mph. Meanwhile, Ford has sent the truck back to the engineering lab to get a full makeover for active duty.

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Dubai’s “real Robocop” starts its active duty

Dubai’s “real Robocop” starts its active duty

Don't worry, no human police officers were harmed in the creation of these mechanical policemen. Though called "Robocop" to give their name a bit more weight and credibility, these are really more robot cops than cyborgs, all metal and computers inside. And these will be the robots that could make up a quarter of Dubai's police force by 2030. And though they currently only patrol the hallways of the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), they will soon start their public service on streets.

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Ford’s new cop car is a hybrid (no, really)

Ford’s new cop car is a hybrid (no, really)

Hybrids may have earned a reputation for being both environmentally-obsessed and performance-impaired, but Ford's new hybrid police car didn't get that memo. The new For Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is the latest in the automaker's special line-up for law enforcement, as well as the first pursuit-rated hybrid police car ever. It's the first of a pair of hybrid vehicles for police officers that Ford has promised over the next few years.

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Hackers take down DC’s CCTV system with ransomware attack

Hackers take down DC’s CCTV system with ransomware attack

The Washington DC police department has revealed that a large percentage of its CCTV cameras were taken offline in a ransomware attack. The security breach was discovered earlier in the month, and it left a number of cameras unable to record as the police department worked to remove the ransomware.

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Ford’s new police car goes stealthy by hiding the light bar

Ford’s new police car goes stealthy by hiding the light bar

Drivers who often speed or jump red lights are going to be in for a surprise in the near future, as the days of easily identifying a police car by its bulky, top-mounted light bar are coming to an end. Ford has just debuted a new version of its Explorer-based Interceptor Utility for police, featuring a new stealthy, "no profile" light bar that is installed inside the SUV at the top of the windshield.

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Tokyo police have a drone to fight rogue drones

Tokyo police have a drone to fight rogue drones

There are many reason why a nefarious sorts might want to put their own drone into the air. They could use it for keeping an eye on where the police are or perhaps even fit the drone with a weapon of its own to wreak havoc among pedestrians or office workers. To help combat this potential foe police in Tokyo have formed an anti-drone squad.

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