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When crime victims tweet, new and old dilemmas meet for news organizations | Poynter.

The 24-year-old’s tweets raised some difficult questions for journalists, adding a new layer of complication to an old conversation about whether or not to name sexual assault victims. Most news organizations don’t name sexual assault victims unless the victim grants permission to be named. While that policy seems pretty straightforward, it doesn’t address the questions that arise when a victim shares the news of her attack, along with other details, within her social network.

The added complications force journalists to think through the values that underpin anonymity policies, and how those policies fit with current definitions of private and public information.
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NOPD unveils new system for crime maps | wwltv.com New Orleans

NOPD unveils new system for crime maps | wwltv.com New Orleans | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
The New Orleans Police Department has a new high-tech mapping tool that puts the latest crime stats at your fingertips.
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» Book Excerpt: Always On: How Smartphones Change Policing

» Book Excerpt: Always On: How Smartphones Change Policing | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Adapted from Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future -- and Locked Us In, © Brian X.
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Technology Keeps Northville Officers on Patrol

Technology Keeps Northville Officers on Patrol | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Advances in keeping records and filing reports allows the local police department to keep its officers on the road, rather than behind a desk.
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Brazilian police to use 'Robocop-style' glasses at World Cup

Brazilian police to use 'Robocop-style' glasses at World Cup | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
RT @layar: Police in Brazil will begin using glasses w/ cameras and facial recognition to track criminals.
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FBI spyware continuously trolls suspects' surfing - Nextgov

A computer bug akin to spyware, developed by the FBI to trace the source of cyber crimes remains permanent on a suspect's machine, according to previously Secret documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act.
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High-tech gear nabs NA ticket theft suspect

A high-tech license plate reader police began using last November helped them locate a car for a wayward shopper and helped a citizen beat a parking ticket.

Now, for the first time, police say the automated license plate reader has helped solve two burglaries last month at the Tri-Boro Gulf station on Toner Boulevard in which more than $15,000 in instant lottery tickets were stolen.
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Sheriff shows high tech gear

Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt has continually worked to provide the latest in law enforcement technology for his department during his tenure as sheriff. In the past few years, Hunt has obtained several new crime fighting tools to assist his officers in fighting crime and solving cases.
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Urban police chiefs in Seattle with agenda of building community trust

Urban police chiefs in Seattle with agenda of building community trust | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Big-city police departments across the country are facing the same issues as Seattle police when it comes to building trust in their communities and improving transparency, according to a group of chiefs in town for the annual meeting of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).
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Hacking The Social Butterfly: Why Social Networking Continues to Threaten Companies | SecurityWeek.Com

Hacking The Social Butterfly: Why Social Networking Continues to Threaten Companies | SecurityWeek.Com | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Why Social Networking Continues to Threaten Companies - Understanding the security risks of social networking, and why businesses need to be aware in order to stay ahead of hackers.
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How the Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District uses social media

How the Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District uses social media | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
This guest post is by Miri Zena McDonald, a strategic communications consultant. She tweets at @miri_orgchange. She attended the Advanced Learning Institute’s Strategic Internal Communications Conference in Chicago.
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Counter-Terror Command Center For Intelligence Experts Coming To Philadelphia

Counter-Terror Command Center For Intelligence Experts Coming To Philadelphia | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
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Federal News Radio 1500 AM: DOJ COPS program is changing perceptions

Federal News Radio 1500 AM: DOJ COPS program is changing perceptions | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
A relatively new division within the office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in the Department of Justice has been formed around finding "un-traditional partners for law enforcement."

The idea was to find new resources and new partners for chief law enforcement executives, so the Department reached out to major corporations and foundations to promote innovations in law enforcement.
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Digital Forensics - The next frontier in law enforcement innovation.

Digital Forensics - The next frontier in law enforcement innovation. | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Enter digital forensics: The latest in law enforcement innovation that’s forever changed the way crimes are investigated and solved. Although digital forensics has been available for some time, many agencies have been slow to adopt this tool—either not recognizing the need, or not having the training and technology available to properly complete an investigation.
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More cops use armored fleets as Americans amass arsenals

More cops use armored fleets as Americans amass arsenals | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
The 1960s-era hunk of steel lumbered cautiously toward the Lake County home where a gunman had barricaded himself with a high-velocity rifle.
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Fort Lauderdale police weigh high-tech program that targets career criminals

The city's Police Department is putting a new emphasis on the small group of career criminals who commit most of the crime.
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Mapping Crime Patterns with Geography and Math

Today, combining the eye of a designer with statistics and computer science, researchers are trying to create software that can sift through mountains of crime data to find geographic patterns and then create visually evocative maps for police...
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The idea of employing the usage of a forecasting  program to predict crime is quite intriguing, and so are the results of the program. It is seemingly a very useful tool used to map this kind of urban pattern, and hopefully, will help squander crime. -Hannah

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Facial recognition software fights crime in Indiana - 13 WTHR

Facial recognition software fights crime in Indiana - 13 WTHR | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
The same high-tech tool that tracked and matched terrorist Osama bin Laden is fighting crime right here in Indiana.
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Online crime reports in Beavercreek

Online reporting is only for small time crimes, cases like vandalism or theft.,...
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Cloud Computing for Law Enforcement | Cloud Computing Journal

Cloud Computing for Law Enforcement | Cloud Computing Journal | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
The department wants officers to spend more time outside of their cars interacting with the community, but does not want to lose track of them in case of emergencies.
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Palm Bay PD goes high tech in battle against drunk driving

Palm Bay police are using Skype, a computer program to remotely video-conference with judges. Police are also communicating with judges over the Internet to provide testimony and obtain search warrants to collect a driver's blood within minutes.
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mental_floss Blog » Revenge of the Nerds: Low-Tech Crooks vs. High-Tech Gadgets

mental_floss Blog » Revenge of the Nerds: Low-Tech Crooks vs. High-Tech Gadgets | High Tech Use by Law Enforcement | Scoop.it
Everything you need to feel smart again.
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