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NYPD uses GPS-enabled pill bottle to catch alleged drugstore robber

A man robs a drugstore on the Upper East Side in New York. Police quickly track him down because the OxyContin bottle he was given was actually a dummy bottle equipped with GPS.

By May 18, 2014


NYPD tries to make nice on Twitter, makes a mess

With stunning naivete, the New York Police Department asks twitterers to post pictures of themselves with police officers. Go on, guess what happened.

By April 22, 2014


NYPD to iPhone owners: Hurry up and download iOS 7

Police in New York hand out fliers explaining to Apple faithful that iOS 7 brings with it Activation Lock, which makes it harder for a thief to turn off the "Find My Phone" feature.

By September 22, 2013


NYPD creates special team to recover stolen Apple devices

The number of Apple products stolen in the Big Apple prompts city police to dedicate a team of officers for device recovery, according to the New York Post.

By February 22, 2013


NYPD unveils radiation scanner to catch people with illegal guns

Despite being controversial, the city's police plan to start using machines that can tell from a distance whether someone is carrying a concealed weapon.

By January 23, 2013


NYPD beefs up gang unit after Facebook success

The New York Police Department brought down two gangs using evidence gathered from the social network; because of this achievement it is now beefing up its online investigative unit.

By October 2, 2012


Surveillance city? Microsoft, NYPD team on crime fight system

Microsoft helps develop surveillance system that analyzes all sorts of real-time crime data.

By August 8, 2012


NYPD creates Twitter-sniffing, Facebook-frisking unit

The New York Police Department decides it must have a specific unit that will spend its time looking for trouble on social networks.

By August 10, 2011


The YouTube NYPD Bike Incident. Who took the bike?

The controversial video showing an NYPD officer slamming a Critical Mass cyclist also appears to show someone taking the cyclist's bike.

By August 1, 2008


NYPD probes cop in YouTube body-check video

Officer is stripped of his gun and badge after a video posted on YouTube shows him body-checking a bicyclist during Critical Mass bicycle ride.

By July 28, 2008