Impact Lab


Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: Law Enforcement


How police catch drone-flying criminals

August 8th, 2017 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

From invading privacy to smuggling drugs over jail walls, more criminals are turning to flying drones  forcing detectives to learn new skills to find them.



Police in Dubai have recruited a self-driving robo-car that can ‘scan for undesirables

July 6th, 2017 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

The O-R3 comes with a built-in drone to follow targets off-road.



Backyard skinny-dippers losing privacy to peeping drone stalkers

April 28th, 2017 at 3:23 am » Comments Off

Recent advances in technology mean we can no longer rely on fences or barriers around our homes to protect our privacy. This was certainly the case for Darwin resident Karli Hyatt, who on Tuesday explained how a drone invaded the security and privacy of her suburban backyard. Hyatt had returned home last week from an […]



Police face-tracking network covers nearly 50% of US adults

October 25th, 2016 at 7:15 am » Comments Off

Using state driver’s license data, US law enforcement agencies have created a huge network of ID photographs that can be searched using facial-recognition software, raising legal and privacy concerns about its use. Photographs of more than 117 million adult US citizens are now part of the “perpetual line-up,” according to a report by that name […]



By 2040 Robots ‘will commit more crime than humans’

September 14th, 2016 at 7:59 am » Comments Off

Researchers have warned that robots and computers will pursue more criminal activities than humans by 2040. Tracey Follows from The Future Laboratory, which helps businesses plan for the future, said: “Once robots can be hacked to become suicide-bombing machines, lone-robot attacks could become rife.”



Experts warn that Robots could become CRIMINALS

September 5th, 2016 at 5:36 am » Comments Off

Robots are becoming an inevitable part of our future. But questions remain over whether the increased use of artificial intelligence will be a good thing for humanity. Now academics are becoming concerned that autonomous machines will break the law – and we will be powerless to stop them.



Intelligence agencies struggle identifying threats from lone, mentally ill attackers

August 11th, 2016 at 7:01 am » Comments Off

Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. The attacks have a common theme of being carried out by actors with an apparent history of mental […]



Police unlock murder victim’s phone by 3D printing his finger

August 10th, 2016 at 6:28 am » Comments Off

Mobile phones hold a trove of personal information that can be valuable to law enforcement investigating serious crimes, but they are notoriously hard to get into without a passcode or the owner’s fingerprint. Police in the US found a way around this difficulty by 3D printing a murder victim’s finger to gain access to their smartphone and […]



First User 13