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Revealed: This is Palintir’s top-secret user manual for cops

July 24th, 2019 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individuals. Palantir is one of the most significant and secretive companies in big data analysis. The company acts as an information management service for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, corporations like JP Morgan […]



Huntington Park Police to deploy ‘RoboCop’ to monitor public areas

July 7th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

The Huntington Park Police Department is set to unveil “HP RoboCop,” the latest tool in the force’s arsenal that will keep an electronic eye on public areas, the city of Huntington Park announced in a news release. The device is “an autonomous data machine that is meant to serve outdoors,” that will use 360-degree HD […]



His DNA solved a century-old jailhouse rape. The victim: His Grandmother

June 18th, 2019 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Commercial DNA tests showed that Hiram and Bruce were related. But their link proved to be much deeper — and darker — than either could have imagined. As a black teenager in Compton, California, in the 1970s, Hiram Johnson began to wonder about his father’s fine curly hair, and the light-brown skin that strangers sometimes […]



San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition technology tools

May 23rd, 2019 at 12:37 am » Comments Off

San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition technology tools Pedestrians walk along Post Street in San Francisco. The city became the first in the United States to ban facial recognition technology by police and city agencies. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became […]



New Research : Prison time doesn’t actually deter repeat offenders

May 22nd, 2019 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

The American penal system assumes that being imprisoned is bad enough to deter people convicted of a crime from breaking the law again. But there’s new evidence that prison time doesn’t deter future crimes nearly as well as people tend to assume. That’s the result of a study published Monday in the journal Nature Human […]



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