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Fitbit data could be used to solve a murder case

Fitbit data could be used to solve a murder case 

Data from Fitbit to solve case?

A man who is a suspect in his wife’s murder, may be found guilty due to data collected by his wife’s Fitbit.

Richard Dabate of Connecticut is accused of killing his wife at their home in December 2015. His statement to the police is totally different than the data collected by his wife’s Fitbit. Dabate told police that a masked assailant came into their home at around 9 AM on December 23rd 2015 and subdued him with “pressure points” before shooting his wife, with a gun he owned.

He said that the man killed his wife as she was returning through their garage from a workout. But according to Fitbit’s data, his wife was moving around for more than an hour after her husband said the murder took place. 

This man’s statement is contrary to data collected. This goes to show that we have become so entangled in data that our digital finger print is all over. I think we will see more and more cases where data will be used to help solve criminal cases in the future. 


With all the fake news around, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a new site to fight fake news – it’s called Wikitribune.

“This will be the first time that professional journalists and citizen journalists will work side-by-side as equals writing stories as they happen, editing them live as they develop and at all times backed by a community checking and re-checking all facts.”

Facebook’s tips for spotting fake news

  • Be skeptical of headlines
  • Look closely at the URL
  • Check the source
  • Watch for unusual formatting
  • Check the photos
  • Check the dates
  • Check the evidence
  • Look at other reports
  • Is the story a joke? 
  • Some stories are intentionally false

Google Maps

Google has officially rolled out a new feature to Google Maps on iOS and Android that will help you find your parked car. Google already offers automatic parking location detection in some cases but now it’s easier to control it manually with notes and images about exactly where you left your car.

Other news

Spotify appears to be working on its first wearable device, developing a “category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles,” based on a job listing discovered on their website.

It’s possible the company is working on a set of headphones or something Apple’s AirPods. Other hints include internet connectivity and something developed by Spotify itself, rather than an integration with existing hardware. 

Microsoft officials said the company will be ready to integrate Dynamics 365 for Sales with LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator as of July 2017. This integration will help users who have both Dynamics 365 Sales and LinkedIn to get contextual recommendations and provide tailored content, as well as provide account and lead updates.

Microsoft is making a promotional bundle available that includes Dynamics 365 for Sales, Enterprise Edition, and LinkedIn Sales Navigator Team for $135 per user per month.

Twitter has added nine million new users in Q1, which brings the company’s total to 328 million. That’s the biggest quarter-over-quarter jump for Twitter since early 2015.

After the announcement, Twitter’s stock went up more than 11 per cent in early pre-market trading. Twitter also says that daily active users are up 14 per cent over the same quarter last year.

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