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The new weapon in the fight against crime

March 11th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

  Solving a murder or tracking down the perpetrators of sexual abuse often requires dogged police work. What if a machine could help detectives spot the vital clues they need? The images on Eduardo Fidalgo’s computer show mundane scenes – a sofa scattered with pillows, a folded duvet on a bed, some children’s toys strewn […]



Police in Canada are tracking people’s ‘negative’ behavior in a ‘risk’ database

March 3rd, 2019 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

 The database includes detailed, but “de-identified,” information about people’s lives culled from conversations between police, social services, health workers, and more. Police, social services, and health workers in Canada are using shared databases to track the behaviour of vulnerable people—including minors and people experiencing homelessness—with little oversight and often without consent. Documents obtained by Motherboard […]



Drones are changing the way police respond to 911 calls

February 28th, 2019 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

Last week in a domestic dispute in Chula Vista, California, a woman driving a car repeatedly tried to hit a man on a motorcycle. The fight carried out across multiple city blocks until police arrived and arrested the man for alleged domestic violence and stealing the motorcycle and the woman for alleged assault with a […]



Incarceration vs. education: America spends more on its prison system than it does on public schools – and California is the worst

February 18th, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

  Most American states spend more on their prisons than they do on education – and California is the worst, investing $64,642 per prisoner compared to $11,495 per student – a $53,146 difference in spending priorities The reasons include an incarceration rate that has tripled over the past three decades, the higher cost of caring […]



US Secret Service is probing how crooks use smart credit cards for fraud

January 18th, 2019 at 1:10 pm » Comments Off

Credit card thieves have been using Fuze Cards, according to a Secret Service memo. Credit card thieves have been taking advantage of smart card technologies to avoid getting caught, according to Krebs on Security. The US Secret Service offices in New York and St. Louis have apparently been working on a criminal investigation involving fraud […]



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