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US court let police search GEDmatch’s entire DNA database despite protections

Michael Fields, a detective from the Orlando Police Department, has revealed at a police convention that he secured a warrant to search the full GEDmatch database with over a million users. Legal experts told The New York Times that this … Read the rest of this entry

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California’s new police body cam law blocks the use of facial recognition

In August, backers of California's Body Camera Accountability Act pointed out a test of facial recognition software that identified 26 state lawmakers as criminals. They argued it showed the flaws of such technology, and now Governor Gavin Newsom has… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Axon won’t use facial recognition tech in its police body cameras

Axon, a major supplier of police body cameras and software, announced today that it will not include face-matching technology in its body cameras — at least not yet. The decision follows a report from Axon's independent AI ethics board, which … Read the rest of this entry

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Botched update crashes hundreds of Netherlands police ankle monitors

Mangled software updates are a headache for everyday users, but they created serious trouble for Dutch law enforcement in recent days. Officials have revealed that a software update created a "disruption" for hundreds of ankle monitors used to track… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Chicago police see less violent crime after using predictive code

Law enforcement has been trying predictive policing software for a while now, but how well does it work when it's put to a tough test? Potentially very well, according to Chicago police. The city's 7th District police report that their … Read the rest of this entry

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Dubai hopes to have a human-free police station by 2030

Is robot policing the way of the future? Dubai is well on its way to finding out. The emirate, one of seven in the UAE, is taking a technological leap of faith this week as it introduces its first robot … Read the rest of this entry

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Police will scan every fan’s face at the Champions League final

If you're headed to the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3rd, you might just be part of a massive experiment in security — and a privacy uproar. South Wales Police are conducting a face recognition trial that … Read the rest of this entry

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Police confirm DVD player found in Tesla Autopilot wreck

A day after we learned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating a fatal crash involving Tesla's Autopilot feature, more details have emerged. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to Reuters that a portable DVD… Engadget RSS Feed

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Dutch police seize a secure communications network

The worries about criminals using encryption might be overblown, but that changes when a secure network appears to be used primarily with that activity in mind. Dutch police have both seized encrypted communications network Ennetcom and arrested its… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Enforcer: Police Crime Action diary, Part 2: Cop Land

Yesterday I began a diary of my time with Enforcer: Police Crime Action, a simulation game about being a policeman. Here’s Part 2. Day 4 It’s normal that on my fourth day of employment I take my second day off, right? … Read the rest of this entry

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