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https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/05/criminal-gang-used-drone-swarm-obstruct-fbi-raid/147956/
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DefenseOne
And that’s just one of the ways bad guys are putting drones to use, law enforcement officials say.
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https://mashable.com/2017/07/28/russia-facial-recognition-emotion-ntechlab-findface/
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Mashable
NTechLab, the company behind the controversial FindFace app, is betting on emotion reading recognition for law enforcement and commercial purposes.
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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/01/13/1st-air-force-unit-begins-beta-testing-no-fail-practice-pt-test.html
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Military.com
Airmen who fall under Air Force Materiel Command will start to see a new option when it comes to their physical fitness test.
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https://www.inquirer.com/philly/business/law/u-s-ai-researchers-fight-child-porn-opioid-trafficking-20180227.html
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Philly
The Department of Justice will put up $2 million to fund research into artificial intelligence applications for law enforcement.
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http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1001676/face-recognition-glasses-augment-chinas-railway-cops
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Sixth Tone
Henan railway police first to use hi-tech eyewear to screen passengers.
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https://newatlas.com/mitsubishi-heavy-industries-firefighting-robot-system/59023/
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New Atlas
​Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has developed a pair of firefighting robots that work together in situations deemed too hazardous for human crews. Along with a third recon robot and a command system, the Water Cannon Robot and Hose Extension Robot form part of a Firefighting Robot System.​
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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/19/opinion/location-tracking-cell-phone.html
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New York Times
What we learned from the spy in your pocket.
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https://theintercept.com/2015/11/12/edward-snowden-explains-how-to-reclaim-your-privacy/
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The Intercept
The NSA whistleblower sat down with The Intercept’s Micah Lee in Moscow.
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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/germany-controversial-law-gives-bavarian-police-new-power-use-dna
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Science Magazine
State law allows DNA profiling for specific traits for the first time in Germany
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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://theintercept.com/2014/10/15/un-investigator-report-condemns-mass-surveillance/
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The Intercept
It’s “indiscriminately corrosive of online privacy.”
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https://statescoop.com/how-the-nypd-is-using-machine-learning-to-spot-crime-patterns/
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Statescoop
The department recently revealed the existence of “Patternizr,” a tool used the past two year years to spot crime patterns nearly invisible to the human eye.
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https://www.wired.com/story/malware-dna-hack/
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Wired
Researchers planted a working hacker exploit in a physical strand of DNA.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/china-coronavirus-internet-police.html
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The New York Times
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://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/11/lawmakers-propose-bill-limiting-governments-use-facial-recognition/161327/
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Nectgov
The legislation would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before conducting facial recognition surveillance.
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https://www.newsweek.com/darpa-wants-hack-your-brain-439411
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Newsweek
DARPA wants to improve the brain's ability to learn through "targeted neuroplasticity training".
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https://www.factor-tech.com/connected-world/17820-edward-snowden-complete-web-encryption-is-the-best-way-to-counter-mass-surveillance/
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Factor Tech
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https://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/body-cams-impartial-police
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Insight Kellogg
New research reveals that people assign blame differently after viewing body cam versus dash cam footage.
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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/28/car-hacking-future-self-driving-security
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The Guardian
Security is finally being taken seriously but the fact that we are increasingly entrusting our lives to self-driving cars creates unease
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/02/police-criticised-using-computer-work-whether-send-officers/
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Telegraph
A computer programme that calculates whether a burglary is worth investigating, is "insulting" to victims and risks alienating the public, the head of the Police Federation has warned.