17 Jun 2021

Hong Kong police declare Apple Daily newsroom a crime scene as editors and executives arrested under national security law

500 officers entered the premises of the Apple Daily newspaper office and declared it a crime scene on Thursday. Top editors and executives were arrested and journalistic materials were seized under the city’s national security law. CEO of Apple Daily, Cheung Kim Hung, COO Chow Tat Kuen, chief editor Ryan

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10 Jun 2021

Palestinian security officers killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Two Palestinian intelligence officers have been killed by Israeli forces as a result of an armed raid in the occupied West Bank, according to statements made by Palestinian officials. The Israeli forces consisted of both undercover officers and officers in uniform. The group entered Jenin overnight to arrest Palestinians suspected

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08 Jun 2021

Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app

More than 800 criminals across the globe have been arrested following an FBI-run campaign involving an encrypted messaging app, according to officials. The operation was conceived by Australia and the FBI to catch criminals engaging in drug smuggling, money laundering, and murder plots. The entities were able to listen in

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04 Jun 2021

Hong Kong police seal off park, issue jail threats ahead of banned Tiananmen vigil

Friday is the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. China has placed 7,000 officers on standby and has locked down Hong Kong’s Victoria Park where the candlelight vigil drew tens of thousands of people for decades. China’s authorities are attempting to put an end to the vigil

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26 May 2021

UK Police Suffered Thousands of Data Breaches in 2020

There were over 2300 data breach incidents reported by just 22 of the UK’s law enforcement organizations in 2020 alone, according to an inquiry launched by VPNoverview. VPNoverview allegedly requested information from 45 of the UK’s police forces and received responses from 31. The results of the investigation revealed that

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19 May 2021

Amazon extends ban on police using Rekognition facial recognition technology, no end in sight

Amazon has decided to extend its ban on US law enforcement usage of Rekognition, its facial recognition technology solution, until further notice. The initial ban on US police usage of the technology was set to expire next month. The ban was initially enacted due to the unethical use of facial

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07 May 2021

Brazil violence: Rio police accused by residents of abuses in raidBrazil violence: Rio police accused by residents of abuses in raid

A police raid against suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro has left 25 dead, including one police officer. The United Nations human rights office has strongly criticised the deadliest police operation in the city’s history. There are allegations of abuse and extrajudicial executions with residents saying police killed suspects

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15 Apr 2021

Lawsuit Filed After Facial Recognition Tech Leads to Wrongful Arrest

Robert Julian-Borchak Williams, a Michigan resident, is suing Detroit officials after facial recognition technology led to his wrongful arrest. Williams filed a federal lawsuit on April 13 against the city of Detroit, claiming that facial recognition technology was misused and relied upon during his arrest, which occurred on January 9,

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01 Feb 2021

Croatia police ‘blocked’ MEPs investigating treatment of refugees

Four Italian politicians have accused Croatian police of attempting to stop them from accessing an area on the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The attempt came amid concerns of the refugee treatment in the region. The politicians were Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from Italy’s Democratic Party. They were

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10 Aug 2020

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under new national security law

Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong citizen, and media tycoon, has been arrested under suspicions of colluding with foreign forces, according to the local police. This action became an offense under a new national security law that was imposed on Hong Kong by China last month, drawing international criticism. Lai was well

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