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Freewheeling facial-recognition use in Utah spurs new bill

by • 3 months ago

The Utah Department of Public Safety's liberal sharing of state data with federal law enforcement authorities has caught the attention of at least one lawmaker.

San Diego's smart streetlights misunderstood, officials say

by • 6 months ago

Civil-liberties and religious groups say cameras and audio sensors could be used to spy on people, but officials say such concerns are overstated.

How can government build public trust around facial recognition technology?

by • 8 months ago

Facial recognition is here to stay, but gaining the trust of those unfamiliar with the technology will be crucial for public safety agencies across the country.

New crime-data dashboard illuminates trends in Cook County, Ill.

by • 9 months ago

The tool's creators are hopeful more detailed information on regional felony cases will inform smarter policy in the nation's second-largest county.

California will audit police use of automated license plate readers

by • 9 months ago

The state auditor will investigate the technology used by police statewide, including detailed examinations of a handful of agencies, including the LAPD.

More state legislatures are scrutinizing facial recognition technology

by • 10 months ago

California is among the states considering a statewide ban, while some software makers and state leaders call for federal regulation.

Law enforcement risks being a captive of its video surveillance data, report warns

by • 11 months ago

Rapid growth of state and local law enforcement video footage calls for newer strategies for storing and analyzing data.

Congress wants answers from Google on location database used by law enforcement

by • 11 months ago

The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent questions to the company about its "Sensorvault" database, which contains location data of hundreds of millions of users.

How the NYPD is using machine learning to spot crime patterns

by • 1 year ago

The department has revealed "Patternizr," a tool used the past two year years to spot crime patterns nearly invisible to the human eye.