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Emile Pratt Jr., a 28-year old Sharon, Pa. man had successfully robbed a jewelry store of about 100 pieces and sold them to various pawn shops across Pennsylvania. He was in the clear and could have most likely remained free, but the money from the heist wasn’t enough, and he decided he wanted to get more from the store.

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GPS accuracy and lock-on speed depends on how many GPS satellites have a clear view of your device at any moment of the day, however, what most people aren’t aware of is that there are plenty of non-GPS satellites oribiting Earth that are capable of doing the exact same job of providing location. It only makes sense that U.S. cell providers would eventually tap into these additional satellites.  

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Lately, we have been hearing a lot about people getting into legal trouble for recording on-duty police officers with their cell phones or camcorders. Not only are these people being harassed, having their cameras and other recording equipment confiscated, but in some cases they’ve been arrested and jailed. The interesting thing here is that these people were not breaking any laws, but were in fact entitled to recording police by the first amendment. This right was confirmed by a federal appellate court last week.

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Surveillance security systems and smart DVRs have come a long way in the past decade with the invention of features such as motion detection, scheduled recording, and live video streaming over the web. The lastest development, however, not only surpasses these features in usefulness, but downright puts their technological breakthroughs to shame.

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GPS ankle bracelets are a pretty ingenious idea; you strap a GPS tracker onto the leg of the person you want to track, and wherever they go, you stay informed in real-time. And to make sure that the bracelet remains on the leg, there are safety measures that alert the tracking party whenever the bracelet has been unlocked, broken, deactivated, or simply travels outside a designated area. However, as two employees of a British private security firm recently found out, there is a loophole that compromises the reliability of such a device: artificial limbs.

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With Hurricane Irene behind us, there are billions of dollars in damages left for the victims, insurance agencies, and the government to pay to get things back to normal. In fact, Hurricane Irene is proving to be one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in the nation’s history; so it makes perfect sense that there would be charities and foundations springing up to help everyone get back on their feet. The FBI warns us to be careful of exactly who or which charities we hand our hard-earned money over to.

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With the ability to say and do things from the safety of distance and anonymity of the Internet, cyber bullying is becoming more widespread than ever before. Even children that normally aren’t prone bullying someone are getting in on this growing trend and are not only hurting others, but also opening themselves up to the same type of attack.

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The days of dreading being tagged in embarrassing Facebook photos and rushing home to untag yourself are now thankfully gone. After receiving countless requests from users to add this feature, Facebook has just announced that it will give users the option of having to approve tagged photos before they are posted on their profile. However, with this privacy update, Facebook also decided to loosen up on who gets to tag you, making it possible for complete strangers to tag you in photos.

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