Tag Archives: China

Brave new 5G world

This article reports the first 5G police station located in Shenzhen, China, featuring “real-time ultra-high definition image transmission, facial recognition, police drone patrols and AR smart glasses.” Besides augmented reality glasses offering instant facial recognition, “Cameras are also attached to … Continue reading

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Interpol trying to mend

This article reviews the evolution of Interpol over the last 20 years, including current attempts to rein in the abuse of red notices. Right after the events of September 11, 2001, the agency began emphasizing more information sharing and streamlining … Continue reading

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UN awards for tackling environmental crime

This press release recognizes award-winning enforcement initiatives tackling transboundary environmental crime in China, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. The announcement notes that environmental crime “is now the fourth largest illegal crime after drug smuggling, counterfeiting and human trafficking” … Continue reading

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Interpol elects South Korean president

Kim Jong Yang of South Korea has been elected president of Interpol by a vote of member countries, as reported here. He replaces Meng Hongwei of China, who was detained in his country earlier this year and faces corruption charges. … Continue reading

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New president for Interpol

This article reports that Kim Jong Yang of South Korea will serve as acting president of Interpol until the organization meets next month, when a new president will be appointed. This action follows the September 25 disappearance of Meng Hongwei of China, … Continue reading

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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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