Nathan Munn

Policing

Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing

Critics say that predictive models will lead to false positives and could disproportionately affect vulnerable communities.
Nathan Munn
5 days ago
Policing

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk’ Database

The database includes detailed, but “de-identified,” information about people’s lives culled from conversations between police, social services, health workers, and more.
Nathan Munn
2.27.19
Broken Windows

This Predictive Policing Company Compares Its Software to ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

Crime-predicting software PredPol perpetuates discrimination, just like the discredited “broken windows” policing strategy, say digital rights advocates.
Nathan Munn
6.11.18
surveillance state

'Predictive Policing' Is Coming to Canada's Capital, and Privacy Advocates Are Worried

Officers now have access to social media posts and other information directly in patrol car computers. Activists say it could discourage legitimate protests.
Nathan Munn
2.13.17
Canada

Canada’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Model of Policing Is Sparking Privacy Concerns

Those who are most vulnerable are often the ones targeted.
Nathan Munn
1.19.17
Canada

At Least Nine Ontario Police Agencies Helped Deploy Secret Surveillance Gear

A freedom of information request reveals new details on a secretive program to roll out surveillance equipment across Ontario.
Nathan Munn
1.5.17
Canada

How Cops Use Civil Forfeiture to Keep The Public In The Dark About Surveillance

Buying equipment with the funds is “essentially double-bookkeeping,” critics say.
Nathan Munn
11.28.16
Canada

Canadian Police Don’t Want to Talk About How They Spend Surveillance Dollars

Police in Ontario’s biggest cities have received hundreds of thousands of dollars for surveillance equipment. We can’t tell you how they spent it.
Nathan Munn
8.22.16