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Machine Learning in Cyber Security


Monitoring of user activities performed by local administrators is always a challenge for SOC analysts and security professionals. Most of the security framework will recommend the implementation of a whitelist mechanism. However, the real world is often not ideal. You will always have different developers or users having local administrator rights to bypass controls specified. Is there a way to monitor the local administrator activities?

Backup Driver Of Autonomous Uber SUV Charged With Negligent Homicide In Arizona

NPR Technology

Rafaela Vasquez has been charged with negligent homicide in the death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous Uber SUV in March 2018. Vasquez was at the wheel of the vehicle at the time. Rafaela Vasquez has been charged with negligent homicide in the death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous Uber SUV in March 2018. Vasquez was at the wheel of the vehicle at the time. The driver behind the wheel of an autonomous Uber car that fatally struck an Arizona woman has been charged with negligent homicide. Rafaela Vasquez, 46, appeared in court on Tuesday in Maricopa County, Ariz.

Uber backup driver charged with negligent homicide in self-driving accident


It has been more than two years since one of Uber's autonomous SUVs struck and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Last year one group of prosecutors (from another county due to a conflict of interest in the area where the crash happened) decided they would not file criminal charges against Uber, but on Tuesday a grand jury in Maricopa County charged the vehicle's backup driver with negligent homicide. County attorney Allister Adel said in a statement that "Distracted driving is an issue of great importance," as a report by police and investigation by the NTSB said Rafaela Vasquez was streaming The Voice on Hulu while sitting behind the wheel of the vehicle. Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is actively investigating the details of this incident that occurred on March 18th. We will provide updated information regarding the investigation once it is available.

Japan's police introduce facial recognition system in criminal probes

The Japan Times

Japanese police have been using a system that can match photos of people who have been previously arrested with images gathered by surveillance cameras and social media, police officials said Saturday, a move that could raise concerns about privacy violations. The facial analysis system has been operated by police across the nation since March to identify criminal suspects more quickly and accurately, the officials said. But critics warn that the system could turn the country into a surveillance society unless it is operated under strict rules. "We are using the system only for criminal investigations and within the scope of law. We discard facial images that are found to be unrelated to cases," a senior National Police Agency official said.

It's Time for a Reckoning About This Foundational Piece of Police Technology


This article is part of the Policing and Technology Project, a collaboration between Future Tense and the Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law that examines the relationship between law enforcement, police reform, and technology. On Sept. 18 at noon Eastern, Future Tense will host "Power, Policing, and Tech," an online event about the role of technology in law enforcement reform. Public scrutiny around data-driven technologies in the criminal justice system has been on a steady rise over the past few years, but with the recent widespread Black Lives Matter mobilization, it has reached a crescendo. Alongside a broader reckoning with the harms of the criminal justice system, technologies like facial recognition and predictive policing have been called out as racist systems that need to be dismantled. After being an early adopter of predictive policing, the Santa Cruz, California, became the first city in the United States to ban its use.

Are any of us safe from deepfakes? - TechHQ


Deepfakes may have innocent and fun applications -- companies like RefaceAI and Morphin enable users to swap their faces with those of popular celebrities in a GIF or digital content format. But like a double-edged sword, the more realistic the content looks, the greater the potential for deception. Deepfakes have been ranked by experts as one of the most serious artificial intelligence (AI) crime threats based on the wide array of applications it can be used for criminal activities and terrorism. A study by University College London (UCL) identified 20 ways AI can be deployed for the greater evil and these emerging technologies were ranked in order of concern in accordance with the severity of the crime, the profit gained, and the difficulty in combating their threats. When the term was first coined, the idea of deepfakes triggered widespread concern mostly centered around the misuse of the technology in spreading misinformation, especially in politics.

Racial biases infect artificial intelligence


Detroit police wrongfully arrested Robert Julian-Borchak Williams in January 2020 for a shoplifting incident that had taken place two years earlier. Even though Williams had nothing to do with the incident, facial recognition technology used by Michigan State Police "matched" his face with a grainy image obtained from an in-store surveillance video showing another African-American man taking US$3,800 worth of watches. Two weeks later, the case was dismissed at the prosecution's request. However, relying on the faulty match, police had already handcuffed and arrested Williams in front of his family, forced him to provide a mug shot, fingerprints and a sample of his DNA, interrogated him and imprisoned him overnight. Experts suggest that Williams is not alone, and that others have been subjected to similar injustices.

NYPD uses facial recognition to arrest brazen sex offender accused of attempted rape on subway platform

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on A suspect seen in disturbing cellphone video attempting to brazenly rape a woman on a Manhattan subway platform has been apprehended, according to reports. The NYPD arrested Jose Reyes, 31, of the Bronx on the charges of attempted rape, assault and harassment. He was taken into custody on a street corner in East Harlem at around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Artificial Intelligence Crimes - Legal Talk Network


Our good friend and host of Digital Detectives and the Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson from Sensei Enterprises joins the show to talk about some AI-enabled crimes such as deepfakes, fake news, driverless vehicles, and more. Thank you to our sponsor NBI.

Man held up by stun gun on online date gone horribly wrong

FOX News

Strict laws, lack of shops and pandemic-related delays are making it harder for Americans to purchase guns in crime-ridden cities; attorney and gun rights activist Colion Noir weighs in. Authorities said a man from Boston had a stun gun pulled on him Tuesday morning, as he was being robbed by a woman he met through an online dating app. The unidentified man rendezvoused with the young woman at a local hotel, the Associated Press reported. He told police the two talked for about 30 minutes before she pointed a Taser stun gun at him and began rifling through his pockets. She allegedly stole $100 in cash before law enforcement was called in.