Tag Archives: police

Police face recognition misidentified 2,300 as potential criminals

Ask critics of police face recognition why they're so skeptical and they'll likely cite unreliability as one factor. What if the technology flags an innocent person? Unfortunately, that caution appears to have been warranted to some degree.

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iPhone 5S might still get iOS 12

Apple is often praised for how fast and how consistent it is in updating its iPhones to the latest versions of iOS. Considering it only has a few models and has complete control, it’s not that unfeasible. But even Apple has limits and all iPhones have an “expiration” date.

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Police tried to unlock phone with dead man’s finger at funeral home

How far will law enforcers go to unlock a smartphone? Given how critical these mobile devices have become these days, it seems they’re willing to go through sometimes morbid lengths to access what could be, but not yet confirmed, evidence inside.

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GrayKey: The best iPhone unlocker is now in the hands of police

It would appear that there’s a new best way to break into a locked iPhone as of this February.

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YouTube shooter “upset with policies” of video site say police

Police have named the YouTube shooting suspect who opened fire at the company’s California headquarters yesterday, revealing that she was a frustrated user of the video sharing site. Nasim Aghdam, 39, was a resident of San Diego, and gained access to the YouTube campus through a parking garage, San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini said today. When inside, Aghdam used … Continue reading

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Uber self-driving car fatal crash video released by Tempe police

An autonomous vehicle belonging to ridesharing company Uber struck a pedestrian earlier this week, resulting in her death. Though a human safety operator was at the wheel, the vehicle was driving itself at the time of the collision, which happened at night as the victim was crossing the road. The accident happened in Tempe, Arizona, and though details have been … Continue reading

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Police in China are scanning travelers with facial recognition glasses

Police in China are now sporting glasses equipped with facial recognition devices and they're using them to scan train riders and plane passengers for individuals who may be trying to avoid law enforcement or are using fake IDs. So far, police have c...

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Esports pro Vasilii suspended after threatening violence

As esports move into the mainstream, so does its controversies. LoL Pro League recently announced the suspension of player Li Wei Jun, known under the handle “Vasilii,” for “audible threats of physical violence” he allegedly made toward his girlfriend in October. The League says that it conducted interviews during which it was told that no actual physical assault happened

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Judge rules NYPD needed a warrant before using cell-site simulator

A Brooklyn judge has ruled that because the New York Police Department (NYPD) used a cell-site simulator, also known by the brand name Stingray, to track down a murder suspect without a warrant, some evidence against the suspect will be thrown out.

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Google Assistant can finally control Chromecast from your phone

Google's Assistant app is capable of lots of things, but before today, controlling a cast session by voice wasn't really possible. Android Police reports that now the mobile app can do so, and you can even specify which Chromecast in your house is th...

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