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The Hill Microsoft will not sell facial recognition tech to police without federal law By Chris Mills Rodrigo Microsoft said Thursday it will not sell facial recognition tools to police departments until there is a federal law governing the technology.The company's president, Brad Smith, made the announcement in during a Washington Post Live, noting that it's in keeping with past Microsoft policy.“We will not sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the United States until we have a national law in place, grounded in human rights that will govern this technology,” Smith said.“The bottom line for us is to protect the human rights of people as this technology is deployed,” he added.  Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/technology/502289-microsoft-will-not-sell-facial-recognition-to-police-departments...
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Paso Robles shooting: Suspect shot to death after 2-day manhunt; 4 officers wounded Authorities say that while evading officers over the course of the manhunt, Mason Lira hid in bushes and constantly moved from place to place, using 'military-style tactics'. By ABC30.com staffFRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Police in the city of Paso Robles on California's Central Coast said 26-year-old Mason Lira is dead after shooting four law enforcement officers in the last few days, in what authorities described as a planned ambush.Lira was killed Thursday by officers, bringing to end a massive two-day manhunt involving hundreds of law enforcement officers from different agencies. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office said Lira first shot a homeless man to death on Wednesday and then over the course of that day and the next, wounded four officers.Sheriff Ian Parkinson said at a press conference on Thursday that while evading authorities during the...
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National Review Authorities Investigating Possible Hacks of Police Radio, Websites During Protests By Mairead McArdle Authorities are reportedly investigating hacking efforts that disrupted police radio communications as well as law enforcement networks and websites in several cities during the recent protests against the death of George Floyd.Hackers interfered with police radios and attempted to take down websites used by law enforcement in Minnesota, Illinois, and Texas, the Associated Press reported.Authorities have not released details about how the interference was conducted or who might be responsible for the hacking efforts, but federal intelligence officials warned that such threats may continue during the protests.“Short-term disruptive cyber activities related to protests probably will continue — various actors could be carrying out these operations — with the potential to use more impactful capabilities, like ransomware, or target higher profile networks,” read a Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment last week that was obtained by...
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  Fox News Philadelphia woman who allegedly ran over police officer is charged with attempted murder by Louis Casiano A Philadelphia woman is facing multiple felony charges, including attempted murder, after running over a police officer while fleeing the scene during rioting last month, authorities said.Angela Hall, 41, was arrested Monday in connection with the May 30 incident in which she ran over bike patrol officer Tony Nieves, who was trying to stop her, Philadelphia County District Attorney Larry Krasner said in a Tuesday announcement. She is charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer and other crimes.Hall is also charged with burglary in a separate incident that occurred the same night she allegedly ran over the officer. Authorities said she served as the getaway driver for people looting a beauty shop in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood. A video shows...
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Yahoo News Seattle police union reacts to radicals declaring 6-block 'cop-free zone': It's out of control An unreasonable activist fringe is stealing the peaceful protest message of justice for George Floyd, says Michael Solan, president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild.     Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/seattle-police-union-reacts-radicals-025824756.html...