News / UK and world by Press Association November 16, 2018, 1:11 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Britain’s largest police force has been rebuked by a watchdog over its use of a controversial database set up to tackle gang crime. An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) concluded the Metropolitan Police committed multiple and serious breaches of data protection laws. The findings relate to the Gangs Matrix, which is used to record intelligence related to alleged gang members. Details logged on the database include full names, dates of birth, home addresses, and information on whether someone is a prolific firearms offender or knife carrier. The model aims to help officers take enforcement action using an “Al Capone approach” where prosecution for specific gang-related crimes is not possible. But the scheme has come under fire and the ICO launched a probe in October last year … [Read more...] about Met Police use of ‘Gangs Matrix’ breached data protection laws, watchdog finds
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Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post Published 1:32 pm, Thursday, June 7, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Wayne A.I. Frederick officially became president of Howard University in October 2013. Wayne A.I. Frederick officially became president of Howard University in October 2013. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph What's going on at the nation's premier historically black university? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It was a rare moment of tranquility for Howard University on May 12, when "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman returned to his alma mater to tell graduating seniors to "find purpose in their lives and persevere." The sun was shining for commencement and the mood was joyful. That was a stark contrast to events roiling the country's most … [Read more...] about What’s going on at the nation’s premier historically black university?
34 PHOTOS US Coal Lobby fights Black Lung Tax See Gallery US Coal Lobby fights Black Lung Tax Mist surrounds the Premier Elkhorn Coal Co mine in Myra, Kentucky, U.S., May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder A rainbow arcs over the road in coal country in Berwind, West Virginia, U.S., May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder A boy pulls a wheelie on his bike in the coal mining town of Northfork, West Virginia, U.S., May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Cars pass the intersection of Coal Street and Main Street in Keystone, West Virginia, U.S., May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder A Confederate battle flag is painted on the side of Hilton's Grocery and Deli in Hurley, Virginia, U.S., May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder A woman orders refreshments during an auction at L & G Auction in North Tazewell, West Virginia, U.S., May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Thirteen year-old Blaze Young rides his dirt bike through a … [Read more...] about Coal lobby fights black lung tax as disease rates soar
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Dr. Gopal Krishna May 31, 2018 9:42 am Change Font Size Ever wondered as to why bankers are immensely interested in biometric identification and verification of citizens? Biometric identification implies that movements of present and future generations of citizens are tracked like those of bacteria under a microscope. This exercise of creating a centralized ‘online database’ of biometric information of Indians is unfolding under the gaze of all the public institutions in general and the Supreme Court in particular. The core issue here is will efforts to undermine the fundamental right of Indians to move and transact freely around the country and to live without constantly having to prove who they are go succeed or fail. What is ironical is that while it is inevitable that no centralized electronic database of biometric information can be made leakproof in the post-Wikileaks and Edward Snowden world, the bankers, … [Read more...] about Why Aadhaar Act is a Black Act? Part I
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with radio-frequency identification tags. In another room, an employee entered the tag numbers into a government database.The cannabis tracking system used by Avitas, a marijuana company with a production facility in Salem, is the backbone of Oregon's regulatory system to ensure businesses with marijuana licenses obey the rules and don't divert their product into the black market.A huge amount of data is entered into the system by Oregon's 1,800 licensees every day, a reality that means the state has a tremendous amount of information at its fingertips. But the reality also is the state doesn't have the manpower to monitor all that data.The marijuana regulatory agency — the Oregon Liquor Control Commission — has only one marijuana data analyst, and not enough inspectors to randomly inspect grow sites and processing facilities to … [Read more...] about Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it