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://blog.cyberwar.nl/2014/10/a-critique-of-the-balancing-metaphor-in-privacy-and-security-mitchener-nissen-2014/?curator=MediaREDEF
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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.businessinsider.com/facial-recognition-technology-regulation-creepy-future-2019-4
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Facial recognition is a powerful tool. The accuracy rate is almost perfect, especially when fed with enough data. Here's why it needs to be regulated.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-washington-39-countries-dismantle-massive-online-criminal-network
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Despite the law enforcement success, online criminal networks are resilient and will continue to proliferate.
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https://www.engadget.com/2017-10-13-future-of-firefighting.html
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Firefighting gear has evolved continuously since the 1600s to keep pace with the challenges that firefighters face, such as the numerous blazes that are currently ravaging Northern California. During the colonial days, structures routinely burned to the ground because firefighters simply lacked the necessary protection (any protection, really) to enter buildings and fight fires from the inside.
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https://aeon.co/essays/should-we-trust-predictive-policing-software-to-cut-crime
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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.pewresearch.org/internet/2014/12/18/future-of-privacy/
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Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information? Experts are divided on whether a secure and balanced privacy-rights infrastructure will be in place by 2025.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/struggle-harden-soft-targets
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Attacks against soft targets like nightclubs, restaurants, malls and schools have become the new normal. It is unsurprising that terrorists would strike where their opponents are weakest. But as terrorists widen their target set, people must adapt to defend their own security.
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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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The technology hub is now the first US city to have issued a moratorium on the invasive spy technology.
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https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/qwake-c-thru-ar-hud-firefighters/
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Firefighters put their lives on the line every day. Could a new augmented reality head-up display called C-Thru save lives? Here's how it works.
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https://www.wired.com/story/the-age-of-mass-surveillance-will-not-last-forever/
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The power to end it is in your hands.
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https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ai-cyberattack-mike-lynch
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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://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/nov/10/online-privacy-digital-trust-psychology
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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, the Media Networks resident business psychologist, examines the psychology of digital trust
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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/08/the-rise-of-microchipping-are-we-ready-for-technology-to-get-under-the-skin
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As implants grow more common, experts fear surveillance and exploitation of workers. Advocates say the concerns are irrational
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https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2018/03/11/Dubai-Police-considers-using-of-artificial-intelligence-to-fight-drug-smuggling.html
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/robots-strength-500-men-become-12169444
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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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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.theverge.com/2018/6/26/17479068/ai-guardman-security-camera-shoplifter-japan-automated-surveillance
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Artificial intelligence is being used to automate surveillance. In Japan, a new device called the AI Guardman will go on sale next month, and will automatically spot suspicious behaviors in stores.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/china-to-require-facial-id-for-internet-and-mobile-services-2019-10
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China's roughly 854 million internet users need to use facial identification in order to apply for new internet or mobile services.
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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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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.
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https://phys.org/news/2016-02-drones-forest-trails-lost-people.html
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