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Japanese Police Install Nationwide Network of Surveillance Cameras to Protect Children

Citing concerns of increasing crimes targeting school children, the National Police Agency in Japan has begun to deploy a nationwide network of surveillance cameras along roads frequently used by children walking to and from school.

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Anonymous Amazon Employee Publishes Op-Ed Opposing Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police

An anonymous employee for tech giant Amazon recently posted an opinion article to Medium in which they argue that the sale of facial recognition software to police is wrong because "the product we’re selling is a flawed technology that reinforces existing bias."

Force Protection Video Equipment Receives Patent Pending Status for Design

Force Protection Video Equipment announced that it has received patent pending status from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for its proprietary design titled SHIELD HARNESS FOR MOUNTING A CAMERA.

Justice Department to Create Dedicated Cyber Unit

The Department of Justice is creating a dedicated cybersecurity unit within its Criminal Division, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Thursday.

Ind. Bill to Limit Electronic Surveillance by Police

House Bill 1009, authored by Rep. Eric Koch, requires law enforcement officials to establish probable cause and obtain a court order before electronically tracking the location of mobile phones or other cellular devices in real time.

RemoteMDx TrackerPAL

RemoteMDx’s TrackerPAL keeps an eye on sex offenders on parole from a state-of-the-art monitoring system. Once the ankle system is set up, the TrackerPAL tracks the parolee’s every movement, and even limits where he or she can go. When the sex offenders move into areas they are not allowed to be in, an alarm will notify the monitoring center, which, in turn, notifies authorities. The TrackerPAL has two-way communication, and it is tamper-resistant.

Pro Tech Monitoring GPS Offender Tracker

CrimeTrax from Pro Tech Monitoring electronically links the movement of GPS-tracked offenders with reported crime incidents and notifies police and corrections officials when an offender is detected at or near a crime scene. The system offers two options: centrally warehousing crime data for comparison with GPS tracking data or integrating offender track data into existing local crime analysis systems.

Spy Gear

Since September 11, 2001, the development of new electronic surveillance techniques and equipment has been in overdrive.