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Manchester whistleblowers warn cops computer system is pants
Published in News


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
Published in News
Friday, 05 July 2019 11:42

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
Published in Mobiles


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
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 15 October 2018 12:04

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.

Apple partly surrenders to the man
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 07 September 2018 12:55

Apple partly surrenders to the man


Sets up access system

Fruity cargo cult Apple appears to have partly surrendered on fighting US coppers over its right to protect criminals and terrorists.

Ford patents police car which issues tickets without stopping you
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It can also plan ambushes

Ford has developed a patent for a police car that issues tickets without even pulling you over and an use AI to find good hiding spots to catch traffic violators.

UK scanning the faces of football fans
Published in News
Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:02

UK scanning the faces of football fans


Looking for thugs


It what is a little scary for the concept of privacy, UK coppers are scanning the faces of football fans who are turning up at the UEFA Champions League on 3 June.

UK coppers look to AI to predict where tea leafs will scarper to next
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Sat nav based system

UK coppers might get a satnav-style system which will predict where a fugitive will head before they have worked it out themselves.

Chinese to deploy Daleks as police
Published in News
Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:07

Chinese to deploy Daleks as police


What could possibly go wrong?

The Chinese National Defense University has been showing off its first police robot which looks a lot like one of Dr Who’s Daleks with its plunger taken away.

Apple already made cops an iOS backdoor
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 18 February 2016 11:18

Apple already made cops an iOS backdoor


It is just not what you think

The Fruity cargo cult Apple is getting a pat on the back from privacy people for its stand against helping the US cops with their inquiries, however what is being missed from the story is that outfit already allows coppers access to its iOS operating system.