The FBI and police officials say they need to decrypt secure communications to fight crime. But they have other options, and modern threats make clear the importance of strong encryption.
Crime data reflect only what crimes are identified by the police – not all the crimes that occur. So decisions based on crime data are necessarily biased and incompletely informed.
Cybercriminals are using cloud-based services, much like regular businesses. A new study reveals important lessons for the future of fighting cybercrime.
The idea that violence is acceptable when levelled against tyranny is a core American belief.
It is difficult not to see the film as a vanity project for Wahlberg.
If police officers are sent to museums to train observational skills, shouldn't literary texts be used to teach empathy?
Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
The shooting of yet another black American by police in North Carolina ignited a tinderbox of deep anger and resentment.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
New research hopes to stop police lineups leading to false identification or criminals walking free.
No federal database provides reliable info on deaths that occur in police custody. It’s the same situation in 48 states. But now California and Texas are offering new models of accountability.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
A macho culture prevails in police departments in America. The recent killing of Philando Castile serves as one example of the way racial bias and police officer machismo work together.
The men who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were black veterans. A historian explains black veterans' long struggle to live with inequality in their military service, and back home.
The gap between American police departments and the black communities they're meant to protect is huge – but it can be closed.
The reforms today's police departments desperately need were set out five decades ago.
Technology poses a challenge to how we treat suspects and police society.
A historian examines what it means to value black life, then and now.
Video of Philando Castile's death has been seen around the world – and it's all the more powerful because of who shot it.
With citizens filming police, and police recording public encounters, the key to the truth is establishing a clear timeline of events.