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://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/style/thomas-s-gilbert-jr-the-price-of-privilege.html
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The New York Times
When a son is charged with murdering his father, a New York hedge fund manager, shock ripples through their rarefied world of private clubs and opulent homes in Manhattan and the Hamptons.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/08/el-paso-dayton-left-men-jordan-peterson
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The Guardian
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.propublica.org/article/false-rape-accusations-an-unbelievable-story
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ProPublica
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.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertsamaha/this-teenager-accused-two-on-duty-cops-of-rape-she-had-no
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BuzzFeed News
When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.
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https://www.economist.com/asia/2019/10/10/the-struggle-of-asian-women-not-to-be-abused
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The Economist
The speaker of Nepal’s parliament has been arrested. Few other powerful Asian men are held to account
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https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/06/09/george-floyd-is-remembered-around-the-world
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The Economist
His death inspired a movement in America, and may do so elsewhere too
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/22/the-trayvon-generation
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The New Yorker
Elizabeth Alexander on the spectre of anti-black violence, and raising sons.
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https://medium.com/swlh/cyber-criminals-are-getting-smarter-organized-and-sophisticated-6f348b7fa408#.94ymsti67
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Medium
Just this morning alone I have received two specially crafted scam emails from cyber criminals targeting unsuspecting Nigerians (mostly those that have bank accounts). I must say I am impressed! I…
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https://slate.com/technology/2014/11/how-corporations-are-adopting-cyber-defense-and-around-legal-barriers-the-emergence-of-cybersecurity-mercenaries-is-changing-the-future-of-cyberwar.html
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Slate
Excerpted from @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex by Shane Harris. Out now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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https://www.computerworld.com/article/3144509/will-ai-usher-in-a-new-era-of-hacking.html
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Computer World
It may take several years or even decades, but hackers won’t necessarily always be human. Artificial intelligence –- a technology that also promises to revolutionize cyber security -- could one day become the go-to hacking tool.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-washington-39-countries-dismantle-massive-online-criminal-network
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Stratfor
Despite the law enforcement success, online criminal networks are resilient and will continue to proliferate.
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https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/05/how-blockchain-can-help-fight-cyberattacks/
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Techcrunch
Imagine a computing platform that would have no single point of failure and would be resilient to the cyberattacks that are making the headlines these days. This is the promise behind blockchain, the distributed ledger that underlies cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and challenges the traditional server/client paradigm.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/artificial-intelligence-cyber-hacking-russia-malware-2017-biggest-threat-a7516916.html
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The Independent
Protecting ourselves raises an interesting dilemma. What level of monitoring and activity reporting are you prepared to put up with to enable more accurate or earlier collaborative identification of malice? 
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https://phys.org/news/2017-11-high-speed-quantum-encryption-future-internet.html
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Physics
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https://theconversation.com/machine-learning-and-big-data-know-it-wasnt-you-who-just-swiped-your-credit-card-48561
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The Conversation
The end-of-year shopping whirlwind is underway. How does your credit card issuer watch out for fraudulent purchases on your account amid all those transactions?
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https://news.umich.edu/unhackable-computer-under-development-with-3-6m-darpa-grant/
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University of Michigan
By turning computer circuits into unsolvable puzzles, a University of Michigan team aims to create an unhackable computer with a new $3.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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https://www.kurzweilai.net/unhackable-computer-under-development-with-3-6m-darpa-grant
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Kurzweil AI
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1BRw32nMqg
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Vox
These industry-breaking computer security exploits affect nearly every computer ever built. Read more about Meltdown and Spectre on Vox.com: http://bit.ly/2D...
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2018/11/16/139055/the-rare-form-of-machine-learning-that-can-spot-hackers-who-have-already-broken-in/
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MIT Technology Review
In 2013, a group of British intelligence agents noticed something odd. While most efforts to secure digital infrastructure were fixated on blocking bad guys from getting in, few focused on the reverse: stopping them from leaking information out. Based on that idea, the group founded a new cybersecurity company called Darktrace. The firm partnered with mathematicians at the…
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-03/artificial-intelligence-vs-the-hackers
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Bloomberg
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https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ransomware-2020
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Wired
Transportation systems and water treatment plants will be targeted by ransomware – and the attacks could have deadly consequences