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Crime Fighting Technology

Crime-Tracking Service Wrongly Calls Abortion 'Murder'

Hans Johnson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Longtime advocates for privacy and access to reproductive health care found the use of the phrase "murder by abortion" in local data appearing on to be disturbing. The label seems to invoke shame and humiliation.

Police Turn To Twitter For Crime-Busting Help

Posted 07.08.2013 | Chicago

In the city's latest efforts to fight crime and modernize the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy program, three districts are turning to Twitter. ...

Technology Helps Continued Fight to Bring Down American Crime Rates

Drew Hendricks | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime
Drew Hendricks

Lowering crime rates using next century's technology has been an effort put forth by both public and private entities. Here are three examples of commonplace place items that have become excellent detectives.

NYPD, Microsoft Create 'Domain Awareness System'

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A 911 call comes in about a possible bomb in lower Manhattan and an alert pops up on computer screens at the New York Police Departme...