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Cybercrime outpacing physical crimes; using big data against organized crime; mindful police reform—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of police and criminality.

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https://www.engadget.com/2016-07-11-mit-anonymity-network-more-secure-than-tor.html
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As crucial as Tor's anonymity network can be for keeping your online activity private, it's not flawless -- a motivated hacker can compromise legions of users, whether they're crooks or privacy-minded innocents. Researchers from MIT and EPFL might have a better way. They've developed an anonymity network, Riffle, that promises to maintain privacy so long as at least one server is safe.
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https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/https%3A%2F%2Fblogs-images.forbes.com%2Fcognitiveworld%2Ffiles%2F2019%2F02%2FDepositphotos_207845364_xl-2015-1-1-1200x675.jpg
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https://www.propublica.org/article/false-rape-accusations-an-unbelievable-story
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An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/china-coronavirus-internet-police.html
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Online enforcers are dragging in hundreds for questioning as an assault on online speech continues. They are a sign of how Beijing has given censors a more punitive role.
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https://iapp.org/news/a/keeping-the-fires-burning-for-federal-privacy-legislation/
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Brookings released recommendations for federal privacy legislation in a report titled “Bridging the gaps: A path forward to federal privacy legislation.”...
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https://news.littlesis.org/2016/05/18/you-are-being-followed-the-business-of-social-media-surveillance/
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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/11/even-bugs-will-be-bugged/501113/
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Exploring the next frontiers in surveillance
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https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/the-real-impact-of-surveillance/
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The Government are finally having conversations about surveillance, but unfortunately they are simply framing it as an Us vs Them story, a choice between security and privacy.
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https://www.zdnet.com/article/snoopers-charter-expansive-new-spying-powers-becomes-law/
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The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/08/el-paso-dayton-left-men-jordan-peterson
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Only the likes of Jordan Peterson are engaging with young men lost in society, says the Guardian multimedia journalist Iman Amrani
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https://www.engadget.com/2018-01-18-china-facial-recognition-uyghurs-xinjiang.html
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China is adding facial recognition to its overarching surveillance systems in Xinjiang, a Muslim-dominated region in the country's far west that critics claim is under abusive security controls. The geo-fencing tools alert authorities when targets venture beyond a designated 300-meter safe zone, according to an anonymous source who spoke to Bloomberg.
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https://www.rt.com/viral/363277-robot-police-prototype-dubai/
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Robot cops will soon patrol the streets of Dubai in partnership with the city’s police force. The latest prototypes have been unveiled at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ne5qnb/assassin-drones-are-here-now-what
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It was perhaps inevitable that would-be political assassins would turn to off-the-shelf drones.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/robots-strength-500-men-become-12169444
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https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3742703,00.html
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Israeli police and the Europol signed an agreement to collaborate on cross-border crime investigation, the Europol’s first such agreement with a non-E.U. country
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https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/whats-next-in-government-surveillance/385667/
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A future awaits where countries share intelligence one minute, and hack and cyberattack each other the next.
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https://consortiumnews.com/2015/11/09/how-technology-kills-democracy/
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In shutting down whistleblowing and investigative journalism on national security issues, the U.S. government can use its technology to determine who is speaking to whom and then use that metadata as evidence of leaks, a chilling new reality that endangers democracy, writes Norman Solomon.



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https://www.federaltimes.com/it-networks/2019/10/17/the-army-is-creating-an-enterprise-cloud-management-office/
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The office will help educate components looking to migrate to the cloud.
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https://thenextweb.com/podium/2019/03/24/ai-can-be-trusted-to-take-our-911-calls/
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Your first reaction is probably no, but you should reconsider, and here’s why. 911 call centers are overwhelmed and have changed significantly since their introduction 50 years ago. Today, a long wait time could prove fatal in a life or dea
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https://www.economist.com/asia/2017/05/18/as-crime-dries-up-japans-police-hunt-for-things-to-do
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There was just one fatal shooting in the whole of 2015
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https://www.theverge.com/2016/2/3/10895804/st-louis-police-hunchlab-predictive-policing-marshall-project
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Just over a year after Michael Brown’s death became a focal point for a national debate about policing and race, Ferguson and nearby St. Louis suburbs have returned to what looks, from the outside,...