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  • Police in Canada start using BlackBerry PlayBooks in their cars
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    Police in Canada start using BlackBerry PlayBooks in their cars

    By 3 May 2012

    A Canadian police force is set to begin using BlackBerry Playbooks inside its vehicles. Mobile Innovations, the brains behind the integration has already fitted two cop cars with the technology, but hopes to have as many as ten by the end of the year. ...

  • BlackBerry assisting police over London riots
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    BlackBerry assisting police over London riots

    By 9 August 2011

    BlackBerry has issued a statement regarding the London riots after claims that those involved are using the company's secure messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), to organise the rioting. “We feel for those impacted by this weekend’s riots...

  • UK police: Jack Davis is definitely LulzSec's Topiary
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    UK police: Jack Davis is definitely LulzSec's Topiary

    By 1 August 2011

    The British authorities are convinced that the now-named 18-year-old Jack Davis, arrested on one of the Shetland Islands, Scotland last week is indeed the famed Topiary, one of the leaders and founders of LulzSec. Reports at the end of the week suggested...

  • Could latest LulzSec leader arrest be the wrong Topiary?
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    Could latest LulzSec leader arrest be the wrong Topiary?

    By 28 July 2011

    Yesterday, police arrested a 19-year-old man on one of the remote Shetland Islands, Scotland, believing him to be LulzSec co-founder and leader Topiary. And, by all accounts, it is widely believed that he does, indeed, go by that name online. However,...

  • Surrey Police to use Twitter to inform of vehicle related theft
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    Surrey Police to use Twitter to inform of vehicle related theft

    By 11 July 2011

    Starting today Surrey Police will begin posting every single vehicle related theft on its own personal Twitter feed in an aim to raise awareness as well as curb car crime. Since this morning its feed has been overloaded with advice on how to keep your...

  • Man banned for driving toy car while drunk
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    Man banned for driving toy car while drunk

    By 21 April 2010

    Police in Jaywick, Essex, were amazed to find a driver pootling along a road in a tiny toy car, which has a top speed of 4mph. And when stopped, they found that the man at the wheel was twice the drink-drive limit, so were obliged to charge him. According...

  • Twitterer arrested for airport bomb threat
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    Twitterer arrested for airport bomb threat

    By 18 January 2010

    A Twitter user by the name of Paul Chambers has been arrested after making a bomb threat on Twitter. The 26-year-old from Doncaster had a knock on the door from local police just hours after he typed in: "Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week...

  • South Yorks police get BlackBerry access to records
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    South Yorks police get BlackBerry access to records

    By 10 August 2009

    South Yorkshire Police will soon be able to spend that little bit less time in the office, and that little bit more "on the beat", with a new application that Vodafone and Airpoint have developed for the boys in blue. More than 600 officers will be handed...

  • Wi-Fi cautions for two
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    Wi-Fi cautions for two

    By 18 April 2007

    A man and woman were arrested and cautioned for using other people's Wi-Fi connections in Worcestershire this month. This is thought to be the first act by Police to clamp down on criminal behaviour of this sort, a woman had been warned earlier in April....