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Florida police obtain Alexa recordings in murder investigation
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Police have once again obtained Alexa voice recordings as part of an investigation, although they're not necessarily expecting a treasure trove of information this time around. Law enforcement in Hallandale Beach, Florida has used a search warrant t…

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Apple Reverses Ban On App That Allowed Hong Kong Protestors to Track Police Movements
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UPDATE (10/4/2019): “Apple has reportedly reversed its decision to ban the app HKmap.live,” reports BoingBoing. Apple had banned the app, which allows Hong Kong protesters to track protests and police movements in the city state, despite increasing international condemnation against the violence used by the authorities, MacRumors had reported: According to The Register, Apple has […]

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In Hong Kong, Protesters and Police Are Now Doxxing Each Other
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As protests continue to rock Hong Kong, social media sites are now being used to share names, photos, phone numbers, ages and occupationa of individuals “on both sides of the protest line,” reports the Guardian: Supporters of the Hong Kong government have sought to identify masked protesters at demonstrations, while protesters themselves also appear to […]

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Facebook, police team up to train AI to spot livestreamed shootings     – CNET
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Police will be sending in first-person footage of firearms training to help Facebook detect videos posted by shooters.

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Researchers helped French police dismantle a crypto-mining botnet
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It seems like every week there's news of a new piece of malware being used to steal user data or to take control of devices. For once, though, there's some good news in the war on intrusive software: A botnet which was spreading crypto-mining malware…

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Police hijack a botnet and remotely kill 850,000 malware infections
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In a rare feat, French police have hijacked and neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling close to a million infected computers. The notorious Retadup malware infects computers and starts mining cryptocurrency by sapping power from a computer’s processor. Although the malware was used to generate money, the malware operators easily could have run other […]

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Amazon Told Police It Has Partnered With 200 Law Enforcement Agencies
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At least 200 law enforcement agencies around the country have entered into partnerships with Amazon’s home surveillance company Ring, according to an email obtained by Motherboard via public record request. From a report: Ring has never disclosed the exact number of partnerships that it maintains with law enforcement. However, the company has partnered with at […]

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Google faces surge in police requests for mobile location data
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It's clearer than ever that police see smartphones as treasure troves of evidence. New York Times sources understand that law enforcement requests for information from Google's mobile Location History database, known internally as Sensorvault, have…

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New Ford Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility is efficient and loaded with tech     – Roadshow
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Ford estimates that police departments can save upwards of $3,500 in annual fuel costs, per car, compared to the outgoing model.

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