Cyber Security February 2018

This posting is here to collect security alert news in February 2018.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Ali Winston / The Verge:
    Sources: Palantir has been secretly testing predictive policing technology in New Orleans since 2012 that identifies individuals at risk of committing crime

    Palantir has secretly been using New Orleans to test its predictive policing technology

    Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans that even city council members don’t know about

    The program began in 2012 as a partnership between New Orleans Police and Palantir Technologies, a data-mining firm founded with seed money from the CIA’s venture capital firm. According to interviews and documents obtained by The Verge, the initiative was essentially a predictive policing program, similar to the “heat list” in Chicago that purports to predict which people are likely drivers or victims of violence.

    The partnership has been extended three times, with the third extension scheduled to expire on February 21st, 2018. The city of New Orleans and Palantir have not responded to questions about the program’s current status.

    Predictive policing technology has proven highly controversial wherever it is implemented

    More than half a decade after the partnership with New Orleans began, Palantir has patented at least one crime-forecasting system and has sold similar software to foreign intelligence services for predicting the likelihood of individuals to commit terrorism.


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