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California will audit police use of automated license plate readers
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
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
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
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
The department has revealed "Patternizr," a tool used the past two year years to spot crime patterns nearly invisible to the human eye.
San Francisco weighs nation's first facial recognition ban
A new bill would ban San Francisco's city government from using facial recognition technology while adding significant limits on procuring any surveillance technology.
Colorado attorney general hires a chief innovation officer to modernize casework
Lisa Neal-Graves, a lawyer and a former Intel executive, was appointed to the position last week — the first of its kind in any state attorney general's office.
Radio, 911 upgrades top priorities for county law enforcement
In an infographic from Public Technology Institute, county law enforcement agencies report radio communications as the top priority over the next five years.
Maine to modernize fingerprinting, criminal history records with federal grant
Planned upgrades include an automated fingerprinting identification system to be shared by Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.