Law Enforcement Innovation: Recognizing Leadership in Community Policing

Since 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has shaped the future of law enforcement. This year, Cisco is sponsoring the IACP/Cisco Leadership in Community Policing Awards. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Law Enforcement Innovation: Recognizing Leadership in Community Policing

EPIC FOIA Docs Show FBI and CBP Accessed “Hemisphere” Records

The Drug Enforcement Agency has released to EPIC a new FOIA production about the AT&T “Hemisphere” program. Hemisphere is a massive call records database made available to government agents by the nation’s largest telecommunication company. AT&T discloses to the government billions of detailed customer phone…

Contrary to DHS Policy and Prior Statements, ICE Seeks NC State Voter Data

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has demanded that North Carolina provide over 18 million voter records from the past eight years. The subpoena is outside the Department of Homeland Security authority and goes against testimony by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who told Congress this year that…

Trump Steps Up Attacks Against FBI, Justice Department Over Russian Collusion Probe

… Trump has stepped up his attacks on law enforcement agencies, warning … own state-directed campaign of e-mail hacking and public opinion manipulation. In … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Trump Steps Up Attacks Against FBI, Justice Department Over Russian Collusion Probe

Riverside, Ohio Police Cut Off from Database due to Multiple Ransomware Attacks – Latest Hacking News

Riverside, Ohio’s police department was cut off from accessing the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway or OHLEG back on May 14,  Riverside, Ohio Police Cut Off from Database due to Multiple Ransomware Attacks on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Riverside, Ohio Police Cut Off…

California: Demand Community Control of Police Surveillance

If enacted, SB 1186 will require law enforcement agencies across California to seek civilian approval before acquiring new surveillance equipment. It would also require them to disclose to the public what kinds of technology they use to conduct surveillance, and their policies governing the use…

French Customs Accuses Young Mother of Running the “Black Hand” Forum

In a recent statement to the press from a French law enforcement officer, a piece of information about the administrator of the recently seized “Black Hand” forum took the media by surprise. Unlike the deceased administrator of Alphabay, the owners of Hansa, or the ranking…

Massive Online Weed Shop Busted in Canada

A press release issued by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) revealed that investigators had shut down an online drug shop. The announcement explained that three men from Edmonton had been running a so-called “mail-order drug distribution network” from a home near 80 Avenue….

Victory: California Overhauls Police Database Oversight Procedures in Wake of EFF Investigations

New Data Shows Law Enforcement Abused Network 143 Times in 2017 San Francisco – Responding to years of investigations and pressure from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the California Attorney General’s Office has overhauled and improved its oversight of law enforcement access to a computer…

The California Attorney General’s Office Says It’s Finally Taking Database Abuse Seriously—But Time Will Tell

In 2017, 22 law enforcement employees across California lost or left their jobs after abusing the computer network that grants police access to criminal histories and drivers’ records, according to new data compiled by the California Attorney General’s office. The records obtained by EFF show…