Violent crime prediction algorithms are racially biased
A new study shows that software-driven risk assessment tools are hardly blind to race.
Chicago turns to big data to predict gun and gang violence
But its potential for misuse is worrisome.
Fujitsu's AI can help catch criminals on the run
Computers can work out where to send police to track down rogue suspects.
Paris police want drones to watch over crowds
They're asking for hexacopters to spot terrorists from above.
Tokyo police are taking 3D mugshots of suspects
They'll help catch crooks spotted on camera at odd angles.
Police claim to have cracked extra-secure BlackBerry phones
Dutch police say that your special-issue BlackBerry isn't that private.
UK police try to scare teen hackers by visiting them at home
The cops hope that an in-person warning will keep kids on the straight and narrow.
French police want to ban public WiFi during emergencies
The 'Gendarmes' also want to ban the Tor network outright.