Security lapse exposed a Chinese smart city surveillance system

Smart metropolis are designed to construct life easier for their residents: better transaction handling by clearing streets, uttering sure the public transport is running on time and having cameras saving a watchful eye from above. But what happens when that…

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In revamped transparency report, Apple reveals uptick in demands for user data

Apple’s transparency report just got a lot more — well, transparent. For years, the technology being liberated a twice-a-year report on the number of authority asks it received. It wasn’t much to look at in the beginning; a seven-page document…

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Police Departments Need to Stop Posting Mugshots on Twitter

A week ago, the Berkeley, California, police agency tweeted out the mugshots, honours, and ages of people arrested during the No to Marxism rally in Berkeley. Located on the social media charts of those arrested, it appears that most were…

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How a Sentiment Meter Helps Cops Understand Their Precincts

Three weeks into his new job as commanding officer of Manhattan’s 20 th district, Captain Timothy J. Malin looked at a map on his computer screen, puzzled. It testified his district engraved up by streets and ballparks, with the countries…

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