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, 


Bomb Caused Blast On Somali Plane

An explosion aboard a passenger plane Tuesday forced its pilots to make an emergency landing, and an official confirmed Saturday it was caused by a bomb.

Pay This Fee, Or Go To Jail

Police departments around the U.S. are using license plate scanners to find scofflaws or criminals. Some are also letting the device suppliers slap drivers with mandatory fees.

LA Police Want 7,000 Body Cameras

If a contract is approved, the LAPD will have more officers wearing the devices than the combined forces of Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Houston.

The Best Long Reads Of 2015

Long-form journalism is experiencing a renaissance. Curl up with an iPad and enjoy some of the best long reads of the year.

Border Issues Driving Biometrics Boom

As nations place new arrivals under more scrutiny, they're increasingly turning to new identification technologies that are tipped for big growth in the coming years.