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Over 400,000 crime records could be affected by police computer error | Priti Patel | T... - 0 views

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    "More than 400,000 crime records could have been affected by a data blunder, with records for serious offences supposed to be kept forever accidentally deleted and police fearing criminals may not be caught, a letter from a senior officer reveals. The records were accidentally deleted due to a coding error on 10 January, and the incident affects fingerprints, DNA, and arrest records on the police national computer (PNC)."
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World-Check terrorism database exposed online - BBC News - 0 views

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    "A financial crime database used by banks has been "leaked" on to the net. World-Check Risk Screening contains details about people and organisations suspected of being involved in terrorism, organised crime and money laundering, among other offences. Access is supposed to be restricted under European privacy law"
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Predicting crime, LAPD-style | Cities | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "The algorithm at play is performing what's commonly referred to as predictive policing. Using years - and sometimes decades - worth of crime reports, the algorithm analyses the data to identify areas with high probabilities for certain types of crime, placing little red boxes on maps of the city that are streamed into patrol cars."
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Facebook fugitive back in custody - 0 views

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    A criminal who escaped prison has been taunting the police by posting pictures of himself on Facebook. Although he gained a supportive following, he was eventually captured again.
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