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How a first date led to a murder, a cover-up and a huge wildfire that killed 2

Los Angeles Times

It was a first date out of a horror movie. Priscilla Castro, a 32-year-old from Vallejo, was headed to Vacaville on a Wednesday evening in August to meet Victor Serriteno, a 28-year-old she'd met through an online dating app. But instead of romance, the interlude ended in multiple deaths and hundreds of thousands of fire-scorched acres, prosecutors say. The person behind all the crimes, authorities say, is Serriteno, whom Solano County sheriff's deputies arrested again Wednesday on suspicion of arson and murder in connection with the Markley fire, which killed two people and merged into last year's devastating LNU Lightning Complex fire. Serriteno was already in the county jail after authorities alleged he killed Castro.


Artificial intelligence software seeks to prevent mass shootings

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In wake of several mass shootings across the country, organizations are looking for ways to be able to stop these situations before they get a chance to happen. Artificial intelligence that can detect the presence of firearms in public places and automatically lock potential shooters out of buildings sounds futuristic, but the technology is already here. Defendry is a company working on optimizing and spreading this software to keep the public safe. The idea behind the AI centers around preventing a shooter from being able to get to large groups of people, all while giving police and nearby security live updates on the shooter's description and location. "If you can keep someone out of the building, you've just mitigated a huge potential for further damage. Further deaths," said Pat Sullivan, founder and CEO of Defendry.


Can Artificial Intelligence Give Us Equal Justice?

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It's "misleading and counterproductive" to block the use of machine-learning algorithms in the justice system on the grounds that some of them may be subject to racial bias, according to a forthcoming study in the American Criminal Law Review. The use of artificial intelligence by judges, prosecutors, police and other justice authorities remains "the best means to overcome the pervasive bias and discrimination that exists in all parts of the deeply flawed criminal justice system," said the study. Algorithmic systems are used in a variety of ways in the U.S. justice system in practices ranging from identifying and predicting crime "hot spots" to real-time surveillance. More than 60 kinds of risk assessment tools are currently in use by court systems around the country, usually to weigh whether individuals should be held in detention before trial or can be released on their own recognizance. The risk assessment tools, which assign weights to data points such as previous arrests and the age of the offender, have come under fire from activists, judges, prosecutors, and some criminologists who say they are susceptible to bias themselves.


Using artificial intelligence for forensic probe

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By Nikhil Bedi & Vivek Bhamodkar With evolving business models, increased use of tech and a changing regulatory landscape, fraud management is fraught with newer and more complex challenges. These are further exacerbated during cross-border investigations, where varied levels of standardisation, languages, local laws and regulations, along with specific cultural attributes, bring additional complexities--mandating an investigation methodology standardisation and requiring tools for quick insights. Emerging technology and artificial intelligence (AI) can help make investigations efficient, generate insights, and/or aid reviews. Optimal use of AI demands the knowledge of'possibilities and limitations' of such techniques, either in the form of'special purpose software' or the ability to combine various methods. As significant a role as these tools and technologies may play in the fight against fraud, use of AI, NLP and other technologies come with their own set of challenges.


How cyber criminals use artificial intelligence to manipulate human behavior

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Artificial intelligence is within everyone's reach, once again, one might say. Service providers of all kinds are integrating the appropriate technologies into their security solutions. But how much are cyber criminals and how far are they, especially when it comes to phishing? Cyber criminals have been using all technical means for years to automate their actions as much as possible, including avoiding being followed by law enforcement. One of the most effective and easiest way to infect an IT system is phishing email.


$74,000 NYPD robot dog hits streets of Manhattan

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A robot dog joined the human members of the NYPD's response to a domestic dispute inside a public housing apartment building in Manhattan. NEW YORK - Now viral videos show -- for lack of a better term -- a robot dog joining the human members of the NYPD's response to a domestic dispute inside a NYCHA building in Kips Bay, Monday. "I can't believe what I'm seeing," 344 E. 28th St. Tenant Association President Melanie Aucello said. Aucello shot one of those viral videos on her smartphone and compared the scene she witnessed to something out of a dystopian movie. "It scared me," she said.


Tinder's plan for criminal record checks raises fears of 'lifelong punishment'

The Guardian

When Jerrel Gantt was released from prison after three years, he was handed a pamphlet about healthcare and nothing else. He began searching for employment, a deep source of anxiety for him, and secured housing through a ministry in New York City. He later enrolled in school part-time. As he settled into life outside of prison and developed a support system, Gantt began going on dates with people he met on apps like Tinder. The process has not been without challenges – revealing that he is formerly incarcerated usually comes up early in the dating process for Gantt.


6 of the best dating sites for people who love Pornhub

Mashable

It's no secret that people love porn, with thousands of users watching pornography on the internet every second (Pornhub saw 42 billion site visits in 2019 alone). With just a few clicks on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can enjoy an endless world of hot and steamy images and videos in every conceivable genre. Even in today's social distancing climate, your dating and sex life doesn't need to dry up or be boring. But with recent allegations of child pornography, revenge porn, and rape coming out against the parent company of Pornhub -- one of the largest players in the free porn game -- it might be time for some alternative programming. If you like porn but want to make things a bit more interactive, these are some popular dating sites that will help you achieve that.


Analyst pleads to leaking secrets about drone program

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A former Air Force intelligence analyst pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter about military drone strikes against al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. The guilty plea from Daniel Hale, 33, of Nashville, Tennessee, comes just days before he was slated to go on trial in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, for violating the World War I-era Espionage Act. Hale admitted leaking roughly a dozen secret and top-secret documents to a reporter in 2014 and 2015, when he was working for a contractor as an analyst at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).


If you like Pornhub, these raunchy dating sites are worthy alternatives

Mashable

It's no secret that people love porn, what with 40 million Americans regularly visiting porn sites such as Pornhub -- which saw 42 billion site visits in 2019 alone. With just a few clicks on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can enjoy an endless world of hot and steamy images and videos in every conceivable genre. Even in today's social distancing climate, your dating and sex life doesn't need to dry up or be boring. But with recent allegations of child pornography, revenge porn, and rape coming out against the parent company of Pornhub -- one of the largest players in the free porn game -- it might be time for some alternative programming. If you like porn but want to make things a bit more interactive, these are some popular dating sites that will help you achieve that.