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.wired.com/story/phone-spear-phishing-twitter-crime-wave/
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Wired
“Phone spear phishing” attacks have been on the rise since a bitcoin scam took over the social media platform in July.
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https://medium.com/s/story/your-privacy-is-over-ed72d06418f1
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Medium
In all three scenarios, let alone all three combined, privacy is threatened on a scale we have never thought about. We are entering the post-privacy age. Most of all, I feel for our children. They…
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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.papermag.com/we-are-at-the-very-beginning-of-a-new-epoch-chelsea-manning-on-the-lux-1427637348.html
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PaperMag
Heather Dewey-Hagborg's forensic DNA phenotype of Chelsea Manning. The sex parameter was left out of the process.PAPER is proud to present this conversation between an affiliation of artists and activists and Chelsea Manning -- the former military intelligence analyst who is currently two years into...
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ne5qnb/assassin-drones-are-here-now-what
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Vice
It was perhaps inevitable that would-be political assassins would turn to off-the-shelf drones.
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https://news.crunchbase.com/news/as-wildfires-burn-through-california-heres-what-startups-are-doing/
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Crunchbase News
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https://www.wdrb.com/news/sunday-edition-dui-arrests-cut-in-half-since-ride-sharing-began-in-louisville/article_84fe32d7-e9fe-57ee-990a-5ae50c56d683.html
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WDRB
Louisville police made nearly 2,700 DUI arrests in 2013, the last full year before Uber and Lyft began operating here. But those citations began to fall the next year and
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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160429/07512934314/chilling-effect-mass-surveillance-quantified.shtml
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Tech Dirt
There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought...
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https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/21/health/drug-report-un-failure-intl/index.html
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CNN
The United Nations' drug strategy of the past 10 years has been a failure, according to a major report by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), which has called for a major rethinking of global policy on illegal narcotics.
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https://www.governing.com/topics/education/tns-college-cheating-scandal-ensnares-universities.html
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Governing
The scheme, which began in 2011, centered around the owner of a for-profit Newport Beach college admissions company that wealthy parents paid to help their children cheat on college entrance exams and to falsify athletic records of students to enable them to secure admission to elite schools.
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https://gen.medium.com/the-government-is-testing-mass-surveillance-on-the-border-before-turning-it-on-americans-4348e3da784b?gi=473843645bc6
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Gen Medium
Almost every technology developed in the border lands in the last two decades now exists in local police departments.
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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.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://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2017-05-15/ban-cyberweapons-that-target-civilian-infrastructure
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Bloomberg
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http://en.people.cn/n/2014/1108/c202936-8806180.html
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People Daily
TOKYO,Nov.7--AteamofJapanesescientistshavedevelopedaflyingrescuerobotwithadevicethatcanopendoorstoen
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https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ai-cyberattack-mike-lynch
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Wired
As cyberattacks become more refined, they will start mimicking our online traits. This will lead to a battle of the machines
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https://phys.org/news/2017-04-machine-speech-violence-texts.html
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Physics
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https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2141387/facial-recognition-tech-catches-fugitive-among-huge-crowd-pop
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South China Morning Press
Facial recognition tech catches fugitive in huge crowd at Jacky Cheung Cantopop concert in China
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pa7nek/smart-cctv-networks-are-driving-an-ai-powered-apartheid-in-south-africa
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Vice
In one of the world’s most racially divided countries, a company called Vumacam is building a nationwide surveillance network that scrutinizes peoples' movements for “unusual behavior.”
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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.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?