Silicon Valley has made billions of dollars empowering the police by pitching surveillance and data analysis technology as unbiased. It’s not.
Motherboard is publishing several hundred pages of documents we obtained from police departments by using Freedom of Information requests.
According to documents obtained by Motherboard, the use of the predictive policing software PredPol is far more widespread than previously reported.
Predictive policing is becoming popular for American police departments, but some have rejected the tech over concerns about bias.
Data-driven technologies are shaping US police work and reinforcing, not ending, discriminatory practices.