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Beware the Lone Wolf

Lone wolves operate on the fringes of extremist movements, with such loose associations being encouraged by terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and that makes them harder to detect.

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Anti-Pension Propaganda from Shadowy Websites

Public employee critics in their continuing attempt to place all blame for economic woes on public employees have begun a new line of attack. This time they're employing social media and shadowy websites to bolster their cause.

Social Media Ridealongs

Not only do social media help agencies establish better community ties, they also provide them with auxiliary networks of support personnel, informants, and sympathetic witnesses.

DOJ To Police: Get a Warrant for Older E-mails

The Department of Justice on Tuesday dropped its support for allowing law enforcement to review older e-mails without a warrant in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

PoliceMag Launches Patrol Podcast

This uncharacteristically short blog announces the forthcoming Patrol podcasts I will be conducting for PoliceMag.com. You can listen to these podcasts in the Podcasts section of Policemag.com, or subscribe to our iTunes feed. The first one is available now.

FBI Updates Computer System

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have finally ditched paper files for a new computer system, an effort that took 12 years and cost more than $600 million.

Ark. Deputy Fired for Facebook Comments

A Baxter County (Ark.) Sheriff's deputy was fired after he posted comments on his Facebook page containing profanity, criticism of coworkers, and a reference to himself sitting naked on his porch.

Skype Makes Chat Data More Available To Police

Skype, the online phone service long favored by political dissidents, criminals and others eager to communicate beyond the reach of governments, has expanded its cooperation with law enforcement authorities to make online chats and other user information available to police.

FBI: Internet Address Switchover Could Impact Online Investigations

The FBI is worried that an explosion of new Internet numeric addresses scheduled to begin Wednesday may hinder its ability to conduct electronic investigations.

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New Orleans Cop Suspended for Trayvon Martin Comment

A New Orleans Police officer has been suspended indefinitely without pay for an online comment about the Trayvon Martin case.