San Francisco police can use robots to kill suspects
No guns yet just explosives
Police in San Francisco will be allowed to deploy lethal, remote-controlled robots armed with bombs in emergencies.
Police charity buys iPhone hacking tool
The San Diego Police Foundation, an organisation that receives donations from corporations, bought iPhone unlocking technology for the city's police department.
Police facial scanners are against the law
Whole UK approach was a mess
An appeals court ruled that police use of facial recognition technology in the UK has "fundamental deficiencies" and violates several laws.
Companies flogging data to cops
Stolen from websites
Some companies are flogging access to data stolen from websites to coppers in the hope that it can generate investigative leads, with the data including passwords, email addresses, IP addresses, and more.
Racially-biased facial recognition led to bloke's arrest
Bad enough when humans do it
It what is being touted as a world first, a faulty facial recognition match led to a Michigan man's arrest for a crime he did not commit becauset the AI thought all black people looked alike.
iPhone will record police interactions
Hey Siri I am being pulled over by a cop with his name badge taped over
An iPhone user created a shortcut that prompts an iPhone to begin recording police interactions by the user simply uttering the phrase: "Hey Siri, I'm getting pulled over."
Manchester whistleblowers warn cops computer system is pants
If it were a dog, it would be put down
Greater Manchester Police whistleblowers say the force’s £27 million new computer system is rubbish, with several claiming someone could die as a result of its shortcomings.
Police facial recognition is rubbish
More than 80 percent inaccurate
Four out of five people identified by the Metropolitan Police's facial recognition technology as suspects were innocent, according to an independent report.
Apple fanboys don't have to give police the finger
Biometrics are the same as a password
A US judge has ruled that US cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger any more than they can demand a password.
Police told not to look at iPhones
You can’t afford them
Coppers have been told not to look at suspects iPhones so that they can be unlocked at a later date.