Scraping Court Records Data to Find Dirty Cops

Scraping Court Records Data to Find Dirty Cops

Below, we’ve provided a detailed breakdown of what this potential reality could look like when applied to one South Florida county’s public databases, along with information on how citizens and communities can use public data to better understand the behaviors of local law enforcement and even individual police officers.

Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities

Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities

This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 13.5 and 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders – Commercial Items.

Feds won’t build license plate database—they just want access to one

Feds won’t build license plate database—they just want access to one

According to a new ad posted Thursday, the agency now wants to "obtain query-based access to a commercially available License Plate Reader (LPR) database."

The IRS wants to use social media to catch tax cheats

The IRS wants to use social media to catch tax cheats

The IRS request goes out of its way to point out that whatever tool the selected vendor creates, if ultimately utilized, will only help auditors shore up previously identified cases, and will “not be used to search the internet or social media sites for purposes of identifying or initiating new tax audits.” It also says agency officials believe such a tool can help in the fight against identity theft, although it does not explain how this would work.

The US Is Buying Phone Hacking Tools for Ghana’s Police

The US Is Buying Phone Hacking Tools for Ghana’s Police

The State Department is purchasing some very specific phone hacking tools that it plans to turn over to the Ghanaian police force to assist the country’s investigations into international crime.

The internet war on sex is here

The internet war on sex is here

While we were all distracted by the moist dumpster fire of Tumblr announcing its porn ban, Facebook updated its startling, wide-ranging anti-sex policy that is surely making evangelicals and incels cream their jeans (let's just hope they don't post about that).