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UK Police Force given another £5m to trial AI crime-predicting tech

West Midlands Police is trialling the National Data Analytics Solution The Government has given another £5 million to a police force that is testing crime prediction software. West Midlands Police is trialling the system to analyse data on knife and gun offences, as well as modern slavery. The National Data Analytics Solution is used to help… Read More


Popular cloud storage app vehicle for secret ad fraud operation

4shared was covertly generating fake clicks and purchases, and sending personal data to servers in the British Virgin Islands Researchers working for Upstream’s security lab have discovered that a popular cloud storage app has been triggering and hiding suspicious background activity. 4shared, which has over 100 million downloads, has been delivering ads to users that… Read More


Met Police arming itself with Microsoft 365 and Azure

The force will work with Microsoft to develop Azure-based digital investigation systems The Metropolitan Police have enlisted the support of tech giant Microsoft in a bid to transform the force’s digital capabilities and reduce crime in London. Bosses are hoping the computing firm’s technology will help them identify more offenders, while saving officers time and… Read More


How big data is tackling human trafficking
Stopping the global flow of human trafficking, one of the worst blights on the modern world, presents unique data challenges. Sarah Brown, managing analyst at charity STOP THE TRAFFIK (STT), discusses the charity's work and its solutions to difficult problems Founded in 2006, STT works to identify global trends in human trafficking, identify hotspots, help... Read More

Banks to use AI to sever terrorists’ funding

In an effort to combat terrorist activities, banks are planning to start using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to identify suspicious transactions and sever funds to jihadists. QuantaVerse, a Pennsylvania-based technology firm, has developed an AI to monitor and identify financial crimes, from terrorist funding to money laundering. Speaking to WIRED, Dan Stitt, the… Read More



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