Tag Archives: China

Facial recognition “staggeringly inaccurate”

This article reports tests of facial recognition technology by UK police. So far, London has seen 98% false IDs and Wales over 90%, leading critics to call it “staggeringly inaccurate.” The position of the country’s oversight commissioner is “these new … Continue reading

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DNA hit of the year

Information about the 2018 “DNA hit of the year,” involving a familial match to a 1984 UK murder, is posted here. This year’s runner-up cases were submitted from Montenegro, China, and the U.S. The 2017 winning case, from Italy, is … Continue reading

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Big busts

Some big cases in the news. The site Webstresser.org, allegedly responsible for 4 million DDoS cyber attacks worldwide, was taken off-line with arrests and seizures in at least 11 countries. Spanish police seized 9 tons of cocaine from a ship … Continue reading

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Crackdown on counterfeit goods in China

This article reports an intensified crackdown in China on counterfeit goods production and the local corruption that helps facilitate it. Some illicit operations will simply relocate to other countries, but considering the size and strength of the Chinese economy the … Continue reading

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Interpol abuse by authoritarian regimes

This article reports the 3-week jailing in Cyprus of a Russian anti-corruption activist due to an Interpol “diffusion notice.” A political associate of a Putin opponent, he had been accused of stealing a $3 campaign poster outside Moscow, after which … Continue reading

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Better interviewing & interrogation

Here’s an interview with a Norwegian former homicide investigator who has studied suspect interviewing techniques around the world and applied them during his police career, starting with the UK’s PEACE model and adding strategic elements. The key is to foster … Continue reading

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UN course for female senior officers

This article reports a Female Senior Officer Command Development Course being held in Malaysia to help prepare women for command roles in UN police missions around the world. It is the second of four offerings of the course, with the … Continue reading

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