Police and Crime

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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustl_Mollath
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Wikipedia
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wjvxxb/san-francisco-bans-facial-recognition-use-by-police-and-the-government
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Vice
The technology hub is now the first US city to have issued a moratorium on the invasive spy technology.
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https://venturebeat.com/2019/10/11/ai-weekly-in-china-you-can-no-longer-buy-a-smartphone-without-a-face-scan/
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Venture Beat
China will soon require that phone customers submit to a facial recognition scan to verify their identity. It's a drastic expansion of an existing policy.
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https://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/22/tech/robot-police-officer-future-dubai/index.html
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CNN
Dubai wants robots to make up 25% of its police force by 2030. Is it really possible?
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/02/18/chinas-new-age-of-fear-new-normal-under-xi-jinping/
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Foreign Policy
Life under Xi Jinping has seen disappearances, televised confessions, and stepped-up surveillance. Is this the 'new normal'?
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https://aeon.co/essays/should-we-trust-predictive-policing-software-to-cut-crime
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The Verge
Predictive policing uses algorithms to analyse data and cut crime. But does it really work, and should it be trusted?
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-02-08/serial-killers-should-fear-this-algorithm
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Bloomberg
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/11/13/serial-an-investigative-journalism-podcast-becomes-a-cultural-obsession/
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The Washington Post
The appointment-listening and after-the-fact analysis looks more like our reaction to popular television shows.
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https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/snowplows-driverless-daimler/
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Digital Trends
Daimler is creating a driverless snowplow for use in places like airports and is already testing a design in Germany.
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https://theintercept.com/2016/12/23/virtual-reality-allows-the-most-detailed-intimate-digital-surveillance-yet/
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The Intercept
Online advertisers already record the habits of web surfers, but the metrics they use are primitive compared to the rich portraits of physical user behavior that can be constructed using data harvested from immersive environments.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-03/china-tries-its-hand-at-pre-crime
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Bloomberg
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https://www.governing.com/next/LAPD-FBI-to-Arrest-Looters-in-Future-with-Videos-Photos.html
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Governing
Both the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI are using photos and videos to arrest individuals who looted or incited acts of violence during this weekend’s protests. But the move has generated concerns.
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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170803/05333037911/georgia-to-roll-out-tens-thousands-cctv-cameras-with-real-time-facial-recognition-capabilities.shtml
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TechDirt
Surveillance using CCTV cameras is old hat these days, even for locations outside the world's CCTV capital, London. But...
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https://apnews.com/press-release/pr-globenewswire/45a46d57a3d7c36507568cf2b4eca2d7
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AP News
Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
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https://futurism.com/the-byte/privacy-ai-surveillance-cameras
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Futurism
Surveillance cameras will only get more sophisticated and harder to avoid, so privacy expert William Webster calls for increased transparency.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENkOuXmV93A
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Wired UK
The sixth and final installment in the Cognitive Insight series highlights how IBM Watson is being trained to take on the cybercriminals.Read more: http://ww...
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https://mashable.com/article/waltmart-ai-cameras-as-theft-deterrant/
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Mashable
According to Business Insider, Walmart's using new cameras with computer vision to aid in catching thieves at over 1,000 of its stores.
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https://www.scmp.com/tech/start-ups/article/3003686/state-backed-ai-unicorn-has-helped-chinese-police-arrest-10000
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South China Morning Post
Cloudwalk, along with competitor AI start-ups such as SenseTime and Megvii, are helping to power the country’s massive surveillance network
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https://gbhackers.com/latest-google-dorks-list/
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GBhackers
Google Dorks List "Google Hacking" are mainly referred to pull the sensitive information from Google using advanced search terms to provide relavant data
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https://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2019/0624/How-technology-has-improved-rescue-searches-in-the-wilderness
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CSMonitor
As GPS technology improves, rescue teams are using digital maps and phone applications to fine tune their searches. Volunteers, who attribute the success of recent rescues to these tools, are working to share their techniques more broadly.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/07/29/487970769/episode-548-project-eavesdrop
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NPR
The computer or phone that you use knows a lot about you. It knows your secrets — and it might be giving them away.