cops

amazon

How Amazon Helped Cops Set Up a Package Theft Sting Operation

Internal documents obtained by Motherboard detail the planning of an anti-package theft operation that used fake Amazon boxes rigged with GPS location trackers.
Caroline Haskins
4.11.19
Predictive Policing

Academics Confirm Major Predictive Policing Algorithm is Fundamentally Flawed

PredPol uses an algorithm based on earthquake prediction to “predict crime.” Academics say it’s simplistic and harmful.
Caroline Haskins
2.14.19
terminator

Police Love Naming Their Spying Tools After 'Skynet'

Why would anyone name their project this?
Samantha Cole
8.9.17
You must learn

The DEA Helps Train Local Cops to ‘Exploit’ Social Media

The DEA paid a contractor just over $20,000 to hold sessions on extracting hidden data from social media.
Joseph Cox
6.27.17
News

Facebook Banned This Canadian Surveillance Company From Accessing Its Data

Who are Media Sonar’s customers?
Jordan Pearson
1.19.17
indie

'This is the Police' Is Like 'SimCity' for Dirty Cops

With six months to retirement, it’s time to start sullying your good name.
Ian Birnbaum
7.23.16
News

The RCMP Still Haven't Been Able to Find a Good Body Camera

But they're not giving up yet.
Jordan Pearson
11.26.15
police

Proposed National Law Would Crack Down on Swatters with Serious Jail Time

The Interstate Swatting Hoax Act of 2015 would criminalize swatting with up to five years of prison time—more if someone actually gets hurt.
Sarah Jeong
11.20.15
uk

Damn, That's a Lot of Weed

UK police found a giant weed "forest" in London.
Emiko Jozuka
9.25.15
News

Guy Who Wrote 'Fuck the Fucking Cops' on Facebook Wins $35,000 From Cops

You can't be arrested for writing 'fuck tha police' on Facebook.
Jason Koebler
9.23.15
Toronto

Cops Investigating Ashley Madison Breach: We Need 'White Hat Hackers' to Help

Ashley Madison is also offering a $500,000 reward for any information leading to the hackers' arrest.
Jordan Pearson
8.24.15
Drugs

How an Allegedly Crooked DEA Agent Got Busted for Making Money off the Silk Road

The agent's story provides a textbook lesson in exactly not what to do if you want to maintain multiple identities on the dark web without getting caught.
Joseph Cox
3.30.15
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