NYPD

Algorithmic Bias

New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City

The bill is believed to be the first in the country to push for open sourcing of the algorithms used by courts, police, and city agencies.
Roshan Abraham
12.19.17
melatonin

Police Floodlights are Unlikely to Reduce Crime, But Could Harm Your Health

Months after the study they were a part ended, bright lights remain in New York housing projects.
Ethan Chiel
2.25.17
machines

NYPD Says Talking About Its IMSI Catchers Would Make Them Vulnerable to Hacking

The police department refuses to say which models it uses in an FOI tussle with the NYCLU.
Joseph Cox
9.16.16
NYC

NYPD Sued After Refusing to Reveal Its Stingray Surveillance Budget

Privacy advocates are suing the secretive police department to find out how much it’s spending on cellphone surveillance devices.
Janus Kopfstein
5.21.16
News

Anti-Encryption Social Media Campaign Backfires Spectacularly

#UnlockJustice is the #NotAllMen’s of anti-encryption social media campaigns.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.18.16
NYC

Next Time You See a Taxi, Ask Yourself, Is This a Cop?

A Freedom of Information Act request produced sparing new details about the program.
Matt Guariglia
3.28.16
Culture

An Uber Driver Allegedly Got High and Ripped Through a Closed Tunnel

After being stopped by the cops, he implored his passengers to not leave him a bad review.
Rachel Pick
12.4.15
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
video

Watch This Madman Flout the NYPD Hoverboard Ban

The two-wheeled scooters might technically be against NYC law, but Casey Neistat confronted the NYPD on one.
Jon Christian
11.21.15
politics

I've Spent 2.5 Years Trying to Get the NYPD to Talk About Its Drone Program

Seven months after I filed a lawsuit against the NYPD, the court at last has recognized that the police have never given solid reasons for keeping drone records from the public.
Shawn Musgrave
6.26.15
News

NYPD Releases Snowden Statue from Police Custody

The artists behind the statue were given tickets for illegally installing it in a Brooklyn park.
Kari Paul
5.6.15
News

Artists Behind Guerilla Edward Snowden Statue Want it Back from the NYPD

The statue installed in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park has been confiscated by police.
Kari Paul
4.14.15
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