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NYC cops say they can't reveal figures on cash seized from people – the database is too shoddy

Updated New York City cops claim they can't tell anyone how much cash they have seized from people under civil asset forfeiture laws – because its database is not up to snuff. The US city's police department is being sued for snubbing a Freedom of Information request from the Bronx Defenders advocacy group, which had asked for figures …
Iain Thomson, 18 Oct 2017

NYPD head of IT doubles down on Windows smartphone idiocy

The woman responsible for a catastrophic decision to equip New York police officers with Windows smartphones, all of which are now being dumped, has doubled-down on her idiocy. "We assessed that the Windows platform would be most effective at achieving our goal of securing 36,000 devices that would be used for sensitive law …
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Aug 2017

New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones

The New York Police Department will scrap 36,000 smartphones, thanks to a monumental purchasing cock-up by a billionaire's daughter. The city spent millions on the phones back in October 2016 as part of its drive to bring the police force into the 21st century. And the woman behind the purchase – Deputy Commissioner for …
Kieren McCarthy, 28 Aug 2017
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NYPD anti-crypto Twitter campaign goes about as well as you'd expect

A social media campaign by the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Manhattan District Attorney to garner public support for forcing tech companies to install encryption backdoors has backfired spectacularly. "The debate over encryption is often referred to in terms of privacy and security, with little regard for the …
Iain Thomson, 19 Apr 2016
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NSA gunning for Google, wants cop-spotting dropped from Waze app

The US National Sheriffs' Association wants Google to block its crowd-sourced traffic app Waze from being able to report the position of police officers, saying the information is putting officer's lives at risk. "The police community needs to coordinate an effort to have the owner, Google, act like the responsible corporate …
Iain Thomson, 26 Jan 2015
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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

In the first step towards the future of law enforcement, New York's police department is beta-testing Google Glass to give its officers instant access to crime data. Just like the Terminator can analyse prospective Sarah Connors with a mere glance, the NYPD is hoping that the tech specs will allow cops to walk into a room and …
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Apple-hungry thieves defy sinking New York City crime stats

Thieves in America's largest city have made Apple devices their target of choice, according to police. The New York Police Department (NYPD) said that it logged some 8,465 grand larceny cases involving Apple products in 2013, part of an overall climb in thefts that defies otherwise declining crime figures in the city. …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Jan 2014
The Register breaking news

New York cops testing Big Brother crime-data Android app

Watch out, crooks! The New York Police Department is trying out a new weapon in the war on crime – namely, putting its own intelligence in the hands of patrol officers. As The New York Times reports, the NYPD has issued around 400 specialized Android smartphones to officers as part of a pilot program begun last summer. The …
Neil McAllister, 12 Apr 2013
The Register breaking news

Microsoft and NYPD install big data crime-fighting system

Microsoft and the New York Police Department have teamed up to an information gathering system that is designed to identify and shut down criminal activity on the streets of the Big Apple. Dubbed the Domain Awareness System (DAS), the software links up police databases, CCTV camera footage, reports from over 3,000 radiation …
Iain Thomson, 9 Aug 2012
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HP 'overcharged New York City by $163m' on 911 system

New York City comptroller John Liu has accused Hewlett-Packard of overbilling the Big Apple to the tune of $163m on a long-delayed upgrade to the 911 emergency call system. HP says Liu is misinterpreting the contract and it is delivering its part of the 911 call center upgrade under budget. According to a statement put out by …
The Register breaking news

New York police launch Facebook perp watch unit

The New York City police department has created a new juvenile justice unit intent on tracking people who discuss criminal activities on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and, um, MySpace. According to The New York Daily News, freshly-appointed assistant commissioner Kevin O'Connor – styled as the NYPD's " …
Cade Metz, 10 Aug 2011
The Register breaking news

New York cops seek tech solution to plod-v-plod shootings

The New York City police, having recently suffered an incident in which a cop in plain clothes was shot and killed by his fellow officers, are reportedly looking for a tech solution to prevent such occurrences. AP reports that the NYPD are consulting with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, after off-duty plod Omar …
Lewis Page, 8 Jun 2009

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