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Related News: The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Wired published an article titled The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home.

In any of those cases, a skilled lock hacker could recreate the key from the photos alone, using increasingly accessible tools like 3D printers, milling machines, or laser cutters. One group of researchers created a project called Sneakey in 2009 that showed they could reproduce keys photographed from nearly 200 feet away and at an angle. In other words, simply leaving your keys hanging from your belt presents a security problem, not to mention letting someone get ahold of them.

That means apps like KeyMe and KeysDuplicated haven’t exactly created the requirement that our physical keys be kept as secret as our digital ones. But they have democratized the security threat: Now even a lockpicking noob like me can demonstrate the danger of letting keys leave their owner’s control.

Source: Wired

Related News: Neighbors use smartphone app to fight crime

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Neighbors use smartphone app to fight crime.

A new kind of crime fighting tool is being used by neighborhoods in Montgomery and all over the country. It’s called ‘Nextdoor’, and it’s a private social network for neighbors.

As we have all heard before, the best way to keep your neighborhood safe is by connecting– knowing what should and shouldn’t be there as well as keeping each other alert. Now, that is as easy as opening an app on your phone.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TechCrunch published an article titled Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users.

Facebook’s earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014. The service is growing about twice as fast on mobile compared to its services as a whole. Facebook now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654 million daily mobile users. That helped it bring in 62% of its ad revenue from mobile. In total, Facebook now has 1.32 billion monthly users and 829 million daily users, or 63% of users returning each day. It beat Wall Street’s estimates of $2.81 billion in revenue and $0.32 EPS.

Source: TechCrunch

Related News: Child enticing suspect now faces burglary charge

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Dothan Eagle published an article titled Child enticing suspect now faces burglary charge.

A Headland man with pending drug trafficking charges now faces a burglary charge, alleging he unlawfully entered a woman’s home while she was in the shower.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Child enticement suspect called dangerous

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Dothan Eagle published an article titled Child enticement suspect called dangerous.

“He offered to give the girls shoes right in front of Alexander Court apartments,” Ash said. “The oldest one said ‘we don’t talk to strangers’ and he literally chased them two blocks.”

Ash said Hester allegedly chased the girls all the way back to one of their homes where a parent came out and confronted him. Ash told the court Hester took his shirt off as he ran back to the Alexander Court apartments.

Ash said police arrested Hester at the apartments shortly after he’d just shaved, which he believed was in an effort to evade police.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Social media post delays former Thorsby teacher’s sentencing

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Social media post delays former Thorsby teacher’s sentencing.

In a twist in the case of a former Thorsby teacher accused of rape and sodomy of a teen, the judge has postponed her sentencing due to a social media post.

Jennifer McNeill was supposed to be sentenced on Thursday morning, but a Facebook post caused the judge to delay sentencing until August 7 at 8 a.m.

The Facebook post indicated McNeill is innocent. Her attorney claims the victim, his mother and his brother hacked her Facebook account and made the post. However, the family denies that claim.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Oklahoma teen accused of child sex assaults while volunteering in Kenya

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Oklahoma teen accused of child sex assaults while volunteering in Kenya.

In April, Matthew Lane Durham volunteered his time at a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya, which recruited people from Oklahoma churches to provide food, housing and clothes to neglected kids in the African nation.

But federal prosecutors accuse the 19-year-old Edmond, Oklahoma, resident of performing sexual acts on as many as 10 children during his time there.

Source: CNN

Related News: Apple Downplays Reports Of Back Doors To iPhones; Security Expert Says Company Is Being Misleading

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Consumerist published an article titled Apple Downplays Reports Of Back Doors To iPhones; Security Expert Says Company Is Being Misleading.

Late last week, forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski announced at a conference that Apple iPhones have back doors, undocumented functions that could allow unauthorized users to wirelessly connect and swipe data from the devices. Apple has since responded with a statement intended to downplay the issue, but Zdziarski insists that the computer company is not being honest with consumers.

Following the conference presentation, in which Zdziarski implied that these loopholes could be used by the NSA or others to collect massive amounts of data from iPhone users, Apple released a statement saying that what he’s discovered is actually a diagnostic tool to send relevant info to Apple, and that these “diagnostic functions do not compromise user privacy and security.”

Source: Consumerist

Related News: Craigslist contact leads to two killings, suspect’s suicide, cops say

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Craigslist contact leads to two killings, suspect’s suicide, cops say.

In the trunk of that crashed car was the body of a teenager who was eight months pregnant.

In the suspect’s home, police found an arsenal — more than 40 guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, dozens of machetes, knives and other weapons.

And authorities say it all began with a sex-for-money Craigslist post, written by the victims.

Source: CNN

Related News: Man indicted for sex abuse

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Andalusia Star News published an article titled Man indicted for sex abuse.

An Opp man is back in jail on a bond of more than $2 million after being indicted by a grand jury on charges ranging from rape and sodomy to sexual abuse of a child.

Jerry Wayne Scofield, 59, of Opp, was taken into custody by Covington County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Paige Spivey Monday. Scofield was originally jailed in December, after an unrelated case revealed he allegedly sexually abused a female relative for years. Scofield’s December arrest came after a months-long investigation, CCSO officials said at the time.

Source: Andalusia Star News

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