Memory researchers long have speculated that certain tactics may lead people to recall crimes that never occurred, and thus could potentially lead to false confessions. This is the first study to provide evidence suggesting that full episodic false memories of committing crime can be generated in a controlled experimental setting. With suggestive memory-retrieval techniques, participants were induced to generate criminal and noncriminal emotional false memories, and we compared these false memories with true memories of emotional events. After three interviews, 70% of participants were classified as having false memories of committing a crime (theft, assault, or assault with a weapon) that led to police contact in early adolescence and volunteered a detailed false account. These reported false memories of crime were similar to false memories of noncriminal events and to true memory accounts, having the same kinds of complex descriptive and multisensory components. It appears that in the context of a highly suggestive interview, people can quite readily generate rich false memories of committing crime.
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For more than 16 years, Black Hat has provided a venue for attendees and the larger community to find the very latest in information security research, developments and trends. We strive to deliver one of the most empirically selected lineups of content in the industry. One of our selected talks, “You Don’t Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget” by CERT/Carnegie Mellon researcher Alexander Volynkin was scheduled for a Briefing at Black Hat USA this August in Las Vegas. Late last week, we were informed by the legal counsel for the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and Carnegie Mellon University that: “Unfortunately, Mr. Volynkin will not be able to speak at the conference since the materials that he would be speaking about have not yet approved by CMU/SEI for public release.” As a result, we have removed the Briefing from our schedule.
Chip and PIN EMV Protocol security vulnerabilities found | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
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