The New York Police Department might be the most social law enforcement agency on earth. Last week, some officers went through a three-hour training session about how to effectively use social media and how to improve their personal #brand online. Read More
What’s that golden rule to follow when you’re on the run from the law? Draw as much attention to yourself as possible, obviously.
One nonsensical man was arrested the day after bragging that he’ll never be caught on the Facebook page of his county police department.
Last week, Roger Ray Ireland, 28, was the subject Read More
A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested on Sunday morning after sending a slew of lewd selfies to an unsuspecting cop.
The man, Paul Kirleis, first called 9-1-1 to report a suspicious vehicle, Wink News reports. A police officer returned the call on his department-issued cell phone. Mr. Kirleis allegedly followed up by texting the cop six times, and then sending him naked and lingerie-clad selfies. Read More
No matter how many criminals tweet themselves into jail cells, criminals and drug dealers still take to social networking to advertise their services. Finding drug dealers on Instagram is as easy as finding semi-nude starlets or “fitspiration” quotes — you just punch in a hashtag like #kush4sale, and you’ll get a pile of listings Read More
Some people are turned on by guys sporting law enforcement attire–but usually, nobody loves the sight of a man in uniform more than he himself does. In fact, some city police officers are so hung up on the sight of themselves in blue, the NYPD has launched an investigation into cops using uniformed selfies to attract mates on dating websites. Read More
Few social networks are as adroit at triggering man’s aspirational impulse as Pinterest. Of course, different people covet different things. In the case of police departments in fourteen cities–including Pottstown, Penn., Kansas City, Mo. and now Philadelphia–Buzzfeed reports that cops are using Pinterest to advertise what want to catch: criminals. Read More
Is there any place more constantly connected than Silicon Valley? The latest illustration: The Palo Alto Police Department is doing a “virtual ride-along,” on Friday night, via Twitter (of course.)
Is anyone else now picturing Jack Dorsey inviting himself along, providing design tips and suggestions for simplification as Palo Alto’s finest attempt to do their Read More
Don’t look now, but is that the University of California doing a spot of patent trolling? This august institution has just sued Facebook, Disney, and Wal-Mart for infringing on patents related to browsers running interactive applications. [PC World]
In which Apple presentations are compared to Victorian magic tricks, as explained in Christopher Nolan’s 2006 classic, The Prestige. [TechCrunch]
This list of 11 things you can do with your old iPhone strangely omits an important option: Sacrificially burning it under a full moon in a midnight ritual to propitiate the great gods of technology in the hopes of receiving NFC in the next update. [USA Today]
Brits discover the world’s oldest color film footage “gathering dust in a tin.” [The Verge]