Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing
Critics say that predictive models will lead to false positives and could disproportionately affect vulnerable communities.
Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk’ Database
The database includes detailed, but “de-identified,” information about people’s lives culled from conversations between police, social services, health workers, and more.
Canada’s in the middle of a great big weed shortage
Cannabis is legal, but most provinces don’t have anywhere near enough weed to meet demand.
This Predictive Policing Company Compares Its Software to ‘Broken Windows’ Policing
Crime-predicting software PredPol perpetuates discrimination, just like the discredited “broken windows” policing strategy, say digital rights advocates.
'Predictive Policing' Is Coming to Canada's Capital, and Privacy Advocates Are Worried
Officers now have access to social media posts and other information directly in patrol car computers. Activists say it could discourage legitimate protests.
Canada’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Model of Policing Is Sparking Privacy Concerns
Those who are most vulnerable are often the ones targeted.
At Least Nine Ontario Police Agencies Helped Deploy Secret Surveillance Gear
A freedom of information request reveals new details on a secretive program to roll out surveillance equipment across Ontario.
How Cops Use Civil Forfeiture to Keep The Public In The Dark About Surveillance
Buying equipment with the funds is “essentially double-bookkeeping,” critics say.
Canadian Police Don’t Want to Talk About How They Spend Surveillance Dollars
Police in Ontario’s biggest cities have received hundreds of thousands of dollars for surveillance equipment. We can’t tell you how they spent it.