German states balk at letting police use Palantir technology
Bad memories of state overreach plus recent court rulings make some states rethink using the software.
Some state governments in Germany are rethinking how their police forces use software made by Palantir, according to a report in the Financial Times. The concern stems from privacy concerns and... Read more
Europol shuts down FluBot malware
FluBot's infrastructure was taken down by a joint operation of Europol and more than 10 police forces worldwide.
The operation, spearheaded by the Dutch police, freed 10,000 victims from FluBot's network. Since 2020, the malware has been distributed through text messages in several countries. By... Read more
Dutch Police offer no protection for hacked suspect data
Last year, the Dutch police performed 28 hacks the devices of suspects. In 23 cases, the supplier of the software used was able to access suspect data. This is made evident by an inspection by the national ministry of Justice and Security.
In 2019, the Dutch police force gained new ways to hack... Read more
Dutch police places warning on hacker forums
The Dutch police have posted messages on various hacker forums emphasising their aggressive stance against cybercrime. The police recently took down a major botnet.
The messages were posted on Raid and XSS, two forums that are very accessible and popular with hackers, writes ZDNet. In the messag... Read more
Botnet with million infected computers taken over
The French police have taken over and neutralised a large botnet for cryptographic currency mining. The botnet managed nearly a million infected computers.
It was the Retadup malware, writes Techcrunch. This malware infects computers and then uses processor power to minimize cryptographic currency. ... Read more
Marketplace on dark web confiscated by German and Dutch police
The German, Dutch, Romanian and American police, together with Europol, are said to have confiscated the servers of a marketplace on the dark web called Wall Street Market. That's what ZDNet reports. On Wall Street Market, illegal products such as drugs, weapons and login details were stolen.
The se... Read more
Microsoft refuses to share face recognition technology with police
Microsoft has refused to share its facial recognition technology with the police in California, reports Reuters. Police in the state had asked the company to install facial recognition in police cars and body cameras. The reason for the rejection of the request was his concern for human rights.
Mic... Read more
GroenLinks and VVD don’t want Chinese systems in the police and other emergency services.
As far as GroenLinks and the VVD are concerned, the Netherlands should refrain from plans to purchase Chinese Hytera as a replacement for the current communication system for police and other emergency services. The C2000 system used so far is outdated and in need of replacement. However, the tender... Read more
New AI can recognize false declarations of theft and other crimes
Spanish police now use a system of artificial intelligence that can help to recognize false reports of theft and other crimes. Researchers from Cardiff University and Charles III University of Madrid developed the AI system, which was baptized VeriPol.
The software uses automatic text analysis and m... Read more
“IBM made for police New York facial recognition system that can profile ethnically.
Three months ago, the American Civil Liberties Union revealed that web giant Amazon facial recognition technology in the United States had delivered to certain police departments. Today, it appears that IBM has worked with the New York City Police Department to develop a system that allows the polic... Read more