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Saturday October 25, 2014

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#NYPD Launches New #iPhone App for Citizens

#NYPD Launches New #iPhone App for Citizens

The recently released NYPD iPhone app lets users stay up-to-date with the latest in crime-fighting activities. It is also useful in helping build neighborhood organizations and crime-watch coalitions. "[The NYPD] recognizes that community members are our partners in the reduction of crime and [Full Story…]

Thefts of #Apple Products Raise NY’s 2012 #Crime Rate

Thefts of #Apple Products Raise NY's 2012 #Crime Rate

Mobile device thefts are so prevalent they’ve pushed up NY’s crime rate. NYPD data reveals that more than 15,600 iPads, iPhones and other devices were stolen in 2012—an increase of 33 percent from the previous year. The New York Post reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged NYers to hide devices [Full Story…]

$1.5M of iPad Minis Stolen from JFK Cargo Building

iPad mini

Burglars stole $1.5 million worth of iPad minis from a cargo building at JFK International Airport. The New York Post reported that that the incident probably happened a little before midnight on Monday, and that the crooks used an airports forklift to load two pallets of the tablets on a [Full Story…]

Peeping Tom Cases Rise as Cellphone Tech Advances

Peeping Tom Cases Rise as Cellphone Tech Advances

According to the NY Daily News, technology has led to an increase in peeping tom cases in NY. Over the last ten years, people being prosecuted for crimes like taking photos up women's skirts has increased because of better quality cellphone cameras. The Daily News reported that, "Statewide, the [Full Story…]

Ex-Goldman Programmer Charged With State Crimes

Ex-Goldman Programmer Charged With State Crimes

A former Goldman Sachs programmer was arrested for a second time this week when the Manhattan District Attorney’s office charged him with state crimes. Six month ago, allegations that Sergey Aleynikov had stolen secret source code from Goldman were overturned in a federal appeals court. Aleynikov [Full Story…]

iCrime Sweeps NY

iCrime Sweeps NY

According to NYC Police commissioner Ray Kelly, 40% of the items stolen in NY are Apple gadgets. Business Insider reported that there were 26,000 incidents of "Apple picking" - muggers stealing iPhones, iPads, and other "smart" devices and then selling them in secondary markets - in NY in the first [Full Story…]

Online Poker Con Man Gets Three Years in NY Trial

Online Poker Con Man Gets Three Years in NY Trial

In January it was reported that Ira Rubin had pleaded guilty to helping online poker companies transfer billions of dollars in illegal gambling proceeds overseas from US customers. According to the AP, today Rubin has been sentenced in NY to three years in prison. Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan [Full Story…]

Facebook Posts Result in Bklyn Gang Arrests

Facebook Posts Result in Bklyn Gang Arrests

NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney's office announced this week the arrest of 14 members of a violent, burglarizing Crown Heights gang, the "Brower Boys." According to Gothamist, the gang broke into homes between March and April of this year, stealing electronic equipment and then later pawning [Full Story…]

Schumer and Kelly to Announce Launch of New Cell Phone Database Today

Schumer and Kelly to Announce Launch of New Cell Phone Database Today

NY senator Charles Schumer and NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly, with the help of the FCC and a deal with cell phone carriers, are cracking down to try to make phone theft an obsolete crime.  Today Schumer and Kelly will be announcing the launch of new database that will contain every cell phone's [Full Story…]

NY iPhone Thieves Refine Their Methods

NY iPhone Thieves Refine Their Methods

GPS-enabled apps such as "Find my iPhone" have allowed law-enforcement officials, such as the NYPD, to track down mobile phone/iPhone robbers in the past. However, many local thieves are beginning to catch on to the dangers and have started to turn off stolen devices immediately, thus hindering the [Full Story…]

Six NYers Arrested in Stolen iPhone Ring

Six NYers Arrested in Stolen iPhone Ring

An NY woman located her stolen iPhone by tracking its pings for two days to HD Mobile Electronics, a Queens electronics store, which lead the NYPD to arrest six workers at the store who were part of a ring selling stolen iPhones. Her device was lifted at a local club in what seems to be a growing [Full Story…]

NY #Anonymous #LulzSec Hacker Arrested Downtown

NY #Anonymous #LulzSec Hacker Arrested Downtown

28 year-old Hector Xavier Monsegur aka "Sabu, was a hacker who lived in the Lower East Side.  According to AM New York. he was arrested in the summer of 2011 for his involvement with hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous, which infiltrated the systems of high-profile targets such as PBS, Fox, PayPal, [Full Story…]

NYPD Nails Perps Fast With Real Time Crime Center

NYPD Nails Perps Fast With Real Time Crime Center

The NYPD’s Real Time Crime Center allows different law-enforcement bureaus to talk to one another easily. The New York Post (via gossip columnist Cindy Adams) went to the center and discovered that it mines data and can easily map and identify parolees, probationers, warrants and summonses. It can [Full Story…]

NYPD Increases Subway Presence to Combat Cell Phone Theft

NYPD Increases Subway Presence to Combat Cell Phone Theft

In an effort to combat the sharp rise in cell phone theft, the NYPD recently added 240 more transit officers to patrol the subways. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has also approved extra overtime for transit police. NYPD Transit Bureau Chief Joseph Fox pegged the increase in subway theft to June [Full Story…]

App Helps NYPD Collar iPerps

App Helps NYPD Collar iPerps

To fight electronic thefts in NY, the NYPD has been deploying technology to mostly combat the soaring incidents of stolen iPhones. In particular, police are locating the stolen goods using Find My iPhone, an app that helps a person track down their iPhone when it goes missing.  Devices, however, [Full Story…]