Policing

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
Predictive Policing

Predictive Policing Tool’s Website Exposes Login Pages for 17 US Police Departments

Predpol, a tool that police departments use to algorithmically predict crime, quietly created login portals for police departments in at least seventeen US communities.
Caroline Haskins
10.30.18
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 of Mind

America Pays for Free Body Cameras With Its Civil Rights

The company formerly known as TASER changed its name to Axon and is offering a free trial of its body cameras to every cop in America, but the plan raises alarming questions about the future of surveillance.
Harlan Yu
4.6.17
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
crime

Virginia State Police Used Cell Tower-Spoofing Device to Track Suspects

Records obtained through FOIA reveal the device, nicknamed a "DRTbox", was used to track suspects at least 12 times, but failed to locate them in five.
Curtis Waltman
12.2.16
videos

This Kid Told the Make-A-Wish Foundation He Just Wanted to Blow Things Up

And did he ever.
Samantha Cole
12.2.16
crime

Warrant Canary for Activist Email Service Riseup Seemingly Expires

Riseup seems to be carefully stepping around its out of date warrant canary, which is typically used to flag secret surveillance orders.
Joseph Cox
11.25.16
uk

Everyone Should Probably Read This Cop Privacy Guide

Stay Secure Online is geared towards law enforcement members and their families, but journalists, activists and plenty of other people can probably learn from it.
Joseph Cox
11.25.16
privacy

Police Agencies Want an Easier Time Serving Warrants to ISPs

Because finding IP address registration is exceedingly convoluted, various law enforcement agencies have presented a proposed policy for how WHOIS information should be retained.
Joseph Cox
11.2.16
London

London Police Rolling Out Over 22,000 Body Cameras

The Metropolitan Police Service believes it is the largest deployment of body-worn cameras in the world.
Joseph Cox
10.17.16
Twitter

Police Brutality Is a Campaign Issue, So Departments Ignore It on Social Media

Facebook and Twitter are allowing law enforcement to manipulate their public image.
Sarah Emerson
9.27.16
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