Articles by Eric Markowitz

Eric Markowitz is an award-winning journalist and the senior writer at the International Business Times. He covers technology, crime, and police. More information can be found on his website, 


Orlando Massacre: A Big Data Fail?

Despite spending billions on anti-terror databases, the FBI somehow let Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen — previously tracked by the agency — slip through the cracks.

Rio Crime Wave Reaches US Swimmers

Brazil is famous for its many charms, but is also internationally recognized for violence and crime. Swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates were robbed in Rio early Sunday.

Driving Into A Dragnet

License plate scanners collect vast amounts of data for police departments. The technology is used to catch criminals, but what about the data collected on everyone else?

The High Cost Of Police Body Cameras

Body cameras are becoming another piece of technology worn by officers in response to misconduct complaints. But can departments even afford them?

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot (Video)

Thousands of people now record their interactions with police. What happens when police officers demand that those videos be deleted?

A New American Power Struggle Looms

The world’s first cyberattack on a power grid cut electricity to hundreds of thousands in Western Ukraine. Now, officials worry the U.S. could be next.


A home under construction stands behind a "sold" sign in a new development in York County, South Carolina

U.S. New Home Sales Hit Two-year Low; Prices Surge

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to a two-year low in April likely as higher mortgage rates and soaring prices squeezed first-time buyers and those in search of entry-level properties...