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The Promise—and Perils—of Predictive Policing Based on Big Data

Police departments, like everyone else, would like to be more effective while spending less. Given the tremendous attention to big data in recent years, and the value it has provided in fields ranging from astronomy to medicine, it should be no surprise that police departments are using data analysis to inform deployment of scarce resources. […]

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Bike Thief Karma

Brazilian comedy show Los Primitivos turned the tables on would be bike thieves by attaching a thin cable to them that made them faceplant shortly after they took off with what they thought was an unlocked bike, making fools out of these opportunistic criminals. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: […]

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Your Family DNA Could Be Used Against You by the Law

Five years after privacy advocates warned about the potential risks to privacy posed by massive genetics databases, they are, indeed, causing problems. Two popular geneology websites, Ancestry.com and 23andMe, both maintain such databases on behalf of private citizens. Now there’s at least one case on record of Ancestry’s data being used in a murder case, […]

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Journalists Spying On Tesla’s Gigafactory Rammed Security With A Jeep: Police

A photographer with the Reno-Gazette Journal was arrested last week and charged with a felony after police say he and another journalist from the paper were caught trespassing at Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory. And when they were busted, the journalists ran down security employees with their Jeep until the local cops arrested them, police say. Read […]

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Michael Schumacher sued in Spain for motorcycle accident prior to coma

Filed under: Government/Legal, Celebrities Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has been in a French hospital since a December 29 accident left him in a coma. Now, the German driver is being investigated for another accident, although he was behind the wheel for this one. A few weeks before his devastating accident, Schumacher was […]

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