Revealed: This Is Palantir’s Top-Secret User Manual for Cops
Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individuals.
300 Californian Cities Secretly Have Access to Palantir
Company contracts with a fusion center reveal that nearly 8 million people in northern California are subject to Palantir surveillance tools, a Motherboard investigation finds.
Amazon Is Hiring a News Editor for Its ‘Neighborhood Watch’ App
Neighbors, the ‘neighborhood watch’ app that accompanies Amazon-owned Ring doorbell cameras, is hiring a Managing Editor for news alerts in the app.
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.
How Amazon Helped Cops Set Up a Package Theft Sting Operation
Internal documents obtained by Motherboard detail the planning of an anti-package theft operation that used fake Amazon boxes rigged with GPS location trackers.
The Cash-Strapped Museum Embraced by Cops and Corporations
Just a few months after opening, the shaky existence of the National Museum of Law Enforcement suggests that the one-topic museum may exist in a country disinterested in its message.
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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.
True Crime Podcast 'Conviction' Investigates a Vigilante Private Eye
Manuel Gomez made it his mission to take down dirty cops. But is he protecting the innocent or out for revenge?
Predictive Policing Tool’s Website Exposes Login Pages for 17 US Police Departments
Predpol, a tool that police departments use to algorithmically predict crime, quietly created login portals for police departments in at least seventeen US communities.
Why Are Police Departments Asking Recruits About Sex, Cockfights, and Commies?
Other weird questions potential cops get asked: Done any hazing at a college frat? Ever lived in a foster home? And much more.
These Dirty Cops Framed Random Black People to Pad Crime Stats
"What happened here is so horrific, it strikes at the core of injustice."
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Finally, New York Will Stop Arresting Most People for Blazing in Public
It's major news in a state that seems to be inching ever closer to legalizing weed.