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Seattle rolling out 'Predictive Policing' software to anticipate where crime happens

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Mayor Mike McGinn. The Seattle Police Department is hoping to keep the city safe by using data that better predicts where crime may happen. Mayor Mike McGinn announced today that on Sunday the city rolled out a “Predictive Policing” software in the East and Southwest Precincts. The software inputs historical crime...
Seattle rolling out 'Predictive Policing' software to anticipate where crime happens
NYPD Put Couple On 'Wanted' Poster For Videotaping Police
Police chiefs group says arming domestic spy drones with weapons would be bad

U.S. seizes fake NFL gear, websites

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Three U.S. investigative agencies, working with state and local police departments across the country, have seized more than 300 websites and $13.6 million worth of counterfeit National Football League sportswear and tickets from online and other sellers, the agencies announced....
U.S. seizes fake NFL gear, websites

High-Tech Surveillance Comes to Small Towns

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High-tech surveillance tools aren’t just for spies anymore. A new “off the shelf” surveillance industry is drawing interest from small-town law enforcement and less-developed countries, as well as from large Western agencies, documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal show. The documents – attendance sheets from industry conferences – offer...
High-Tech Surveillance Comes to Small Towns
Chinese hackers gained access to 'thousands' of surveillance orders, says Washington Post
IBM's VP of Emerging Technologies Rod Smith talks pre-crime divisons
Cops Now Pinning Mugshots to Pinterest Because the Police Can Be Aspirational Too

The Lone Star State Has No Need for These Picture-Taking, Privacy-Invading Drones

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  No pictures, please, no pictures. (Photo: flickr.com/adactio The drone invasion is practically upon us: The FAA is authorizing various police departments to fly unmanned aerial vehicles; Chris Anderson left Wired to focus on his drone hobbyist startup. But it seems some folks are none too keen on the idea of eyes...
The Lone Star State Has No Need for These Picture-Taking, Privacy-Invading Drones

Police Delete Aftermath Footage Of Suspect Shot 41 Times

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We've written several times before about the prevalence of recording devices and the protection citizens deserve in being allowed to film public servants doing their public duties. Some police departments seem to get it better than others, such as the DCPD policy for not confiscating cell phone cameras or deleting...
Police Delete Aftermath Footage Of Suspect Shot 41 Times
Japanese authorities arrest 27 in nationwide file-sharing crackdown
License plate readers and the rise of a surveillance industry

The New York PD wants to help find your iPhone

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Apple's "Find my iPhone" and "Find my iPad" features are extremely handy around the house—I'm not ashamed to say I use it regularly to help me figure out where I last set my phone down—but it's got somewhat more of a mixed record in helping with the recovery of stolen...
The New York PD wants to help find your iPhone

Microsoft and NYPD team up on new 'awareness system'

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Microsoft and the New York Police Department have developed a new computer system that pulls together data from various public safety systems in an effort to give law enforcement better real-time information about what’s happening on the streets at any given moment. The “Domain Awareness System” was announced in New...
Microsoft and NYPD team up on new 'awareness system'

UK Police Department Twitter Accounts Offer FREE iPads... With A Catch

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Normally, if someone were to offer you a FREE iPad or the like unsolicited via the interweb, you'd either be a) reasonably suspicious or b) consulting various anti-malware forums in hopes of regaining control of your computer/Facebook account/credit history. But what if that offer were to come from a more...
UK Police Department Twitter Accounts Offer FREE iPads... With A Catch
Nextdoor snags the David Sze endorsement (And his largest check ever)
How Big Data will fuel a new age of TV

Governments Requested Information On as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

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Government agencies requested information on somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook accounts according to a post on the company’s Web site. The disclosures follow negotiations that Facebook and other tech companies have held with federal agencies over their desire to include requests approved under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)....
Governments Requested Information On as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

Teargas: a booming market in repressing dissent | Anna Feigenbaum

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To weapons companies, Turkish protests sit alongside terrorism as another sales opportunity. It's time to stop the mass poisoningIn the wake of the protests in Turkey, much has been written and said about the iconic "woman in the red dress" pictured in Istanbul's Gezi Park. But there's another story in...
Teargas: a booming market in repressing dissent | Anna Feigenbaum

San Diego Refuses To Answer FOIA Requests About Drones Because 'There Is Very Little Public Benefit'

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A few months ago, MuckRock and the EFF teamed up to start a drone watch effort, in which they send Freedom of Information Act (FOAI) -- or the local equivalent -- requests to local governments and police departments, seeking to find out information on local law enforcement using drones. At...
San Diego Refuses To Answer FOIA Requests About Drones Because 'There Is Very Little Public Benefit'

A Mountain Of Paperwork Bumming You Out? Build A Custom Tablet Like This Police Officer Did

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We can't all be New Jersey policeman Marc Costa. But we can try. Marc Costa, a New Jersey police officer, found himself dealing with an excess of paperwork on the job. Up to three quarters of a police officer's day can be spent filling out paperwork, and he wanted...
A Mountain Of Paperwork Bumming You Out? Build A Custom Tablet Like This Police Officer Did

Can GPS Trackers Help Stop Prescription Painkiller Theft?

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NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly hopes tricked-out fake bottles will lead to popping illicit pill poppers. Police in New York City are planning to use fake prescription painkiller pill bottles with GPS trackers to try to curb the theft of highly addictive prescription pills, police commissioner Ray Kellyreportedly outlined yesterday...
Can GPS Trackers Help Stop Prescription Painkiller Theft?

Lawmakers Target Drones With "Preserving American Privacy Act Of 2013"

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Across the country, lawmakers are trying to figure out what to do about those pesky private unmanned aerial vehicles. New draft legislation in the House of Representatives is attempting to restrict the private use of drones, making it a misdemeanor to use a UAV to photograph a person or...
Lawmakers Target Drones With "Preserving American Privacy Act Of 2013"

Boston Police Are Catfishing Locals To Bust Punk Rock Shows

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The last time I bothered to read about anything involving the internet term "catfishing", it was to discuss how Deadspin broke the story of Manti T'eo and his fake, but still quite beloved, dead girlfriend. I'll admit I was unfamiliar with the term before that, but I have since discovered...
Boston Police Are Catfishing Locals To Bust Punk Rock Shows

Montreal Student Arrested For Posting Photo Of Anti-Police Graffiti To Instagram

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If anyone needed any more evidence that police departments are casting a wide surveillance net over social media networks, here's one more story to add to the woeful deluge. On Wednesday night, news broke that a 20-year-old "supporter of the student movement," Jennifer Pawluck was arrested in Montreal for...
Montreal Student Arrested For Posting Photo Of Anti-Police Graffiti To Instagram

Boston Police Are Catfishing Locals To Bust Punk Rock Shows

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The last time I bothered to read about anything involving the internet term "catfishing", it was to discuss how Deadspin broke the story of Manti T'eo and his fake, but still quite beloved, dead girlfriend. I'll admit I was unfamiliar with the term before that, but I have since discovered...
Boston Police Are Catfishing Locals To Bust Punk Rock Shows
ACLU finds US police departments regularly track phone location, usually without a warrant

6 Ways Law Enforcement Uses Social Media to Fight Crime

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Lon S. Cohen is a freelance writer and is @obilon on Twitter. He’s also the Director of Communications at @ALSofGNY. This post was co-authored by Steve Cohen, who is the Founder of Baywood Consulting Group and the former CIO of M&T Bank. He can be contacted at baywoodconsultinggroup@gmail.com.From felons...
6 Ways Law Enforcement Uses Social Media to Fight Crime
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