ShotSpotter is a police surveillance tool that informs officers of when and where there has been gunfire -but the tool’s accuracy is questionable and its influence could be downright dangerous.
Will Apple’s plan to scan all images from people’s iPhones and blur sexually explicit images sent to minors do more harm than good? It could if authoritarian governments use the same technology to scan for images of dissidents.
The FBI is always trying to come up with unique ways to catch criminals who want to use technology to commit crimes. In the past, they introduced malware into a darkweb site used for sharing child pornography and now it turns out they even helped spread encrypted chat app that criminals across the globe used […]
San Diego is one of the most surveilled cities in the United States and the SDPD and other local law enforcement agencies have been known to take full advantage of this fact, taking advantage of an array of surveillance technologies. Some of the technologies used by law enforcement agencies around the county include partnerships with […]
True crime has always had its share of fans, ranging from those with a morbid obsession with murder cases to amateur sleuths. The new CrimeDoor app furthers those interests by allowing users to get a 3D, augmented reality view of real crime scenes -supposedly designed to look just like they did when the police first […]
The average juror these days tends to believe that forensic science is far more reliable than it is. This is actually due to a phenomenon known as the “CSI Effect,” wherein pop culture crime shows have influenced the public to believe that fingerprints, DNA, blood splatter and other forms of forensic evidence are indisputable. But […]
If you have an Amazon Echo, a Google Home or similar smart device, you know the machine will respond when you to issue commands using its “wake word.” But that means the machine is always listening, even if it’s not always recording. Like all new technologies, the implications are still being figured out, but a […]