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Surveillance
Review prompts police to halt plans to use facial recognition technology
Police are pressing pause for now on using facial recognition technology to identify people off live camera feeds, but will still use it on stored footage.
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Cybercrime
New book reveals massive flaws in Australian cybersecurity management
Cybercrime has been estimated to cost the Australian economy AUD$42 billion, according to a new book released by a UNSW cybersecurity expert.
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New Zealand Police
Eden Park has now joined the SaferCities CCTV network
SaferCities has announced that Eden Park has been added to its vGRID CCTV network platform.
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New Zealand Police
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees team up with police and NZTA to tackle texting while driving
"The reality is that phone use by drivers is commonplace in New Zealand and this is a hard behaviour to shift."
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Digital Transformation
Fujitsu completes Tassie emergency services upgrade
It allows for real-time sharing of incident details, resource location, hazards, and warnings as well as status tracking between agencies.
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Motorola Solutions
Victoria Police complete rollout of Motorola Solutions managed service
“Victoria Police’s frontline officers now have access to data when and where they need it most."
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Digital Transformation
WA Police Force uses tech to build a case against criminals
The Western Australia Police Force (WAPF) has to process more than 2.8 terabytes of data for every case it investigates.
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Data breach
NSW hacker to appear in court seven months after GoGet data breach
Popular car sharing service GoGet has been hit by a massive data breach that may affect all users who joined prior to July 27, 2017.
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Physical Security
Sydneysiders willing to use tech for reporting non-urgent crimes
Sydneysiders are more than happy to become crime-stoppers, but only if their privacy is maintained in the process.
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Mobility
Australian Federal Police look for tech solution to help users submit digital evidence
“Enabling members of the public to use every day mobile devices to upload audio, video and images provides real time interaction."
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Video
Calling all tech companies - The AFP are on the hunt for a new partnership
“The technology will also provide for ACT Policing to meet its need for a self-service online reporting capability.”
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Fujitsu
Fujitsu creates $17m dispatch system for Tasmania Police
“We look forward to rolling this out to all emergency services groups in Tasmania.”
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Microsoft
AR for cops: HoloLens could be the future of policing
Black Marble has developed an award-winning application, tuServ, that’s transforming today’s approach to digitizing policing....
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Cybersecurity
Police & NZ Cricket among winners at annual RiskNZ awards
New Zealand Cricket introduced a number of ideas to strengthen its risk management, including tying a risk register to its strategic plan.
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Robotics
Real life Robocop patrols the streets of Dubai
Criminals in Dubai, you are officially on notice: The world’s first ‘robocop’ is set to begin roaming the streets of Dubai.
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Data
Public will have access to NZ Police online crime data
"The interactive tool that will provide the public with access to a range of easily accessible information about victims, offenders and crime trends."
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Police
NEC Australia & NT Police facial recognition take out top innovation award
NEC Australia's Watch House project took out the Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year iAward.
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Police
NEC and NT Police recognised for facial recognition technology
The Northern Territory Police Force and NEC has been acknowledged for its use of facial recognition technology to fight crime.
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New Zealand
Police join fight against cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a threat to students in New Zealand, and the police are getting involved in educating young people throughout the country.
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Victoria University
Second NZ university threatened
Victoria University is being evacuated following the discovery of a note threatening the detonation of a bomb in the Murphy Building.
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Police
Anonymous online threat made to University of Otago
The NZ Police are urging students and staff to take extra care on Wednesday following a threat via an anonymous online message board
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Video
Fujitsu aids NSW Police Force with video solution
“We know the Body Worn Video solution will have clear benefits for the NSW Police Force in the collection of evidentiary data."
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Smartphone
Kiwis are still texting and driving, five years on
The NZ Police is concerned at a rising number of people being caught while distracted by their phone, despite legislation being in place since 2009.
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Police
Aussie Police implement facial recognition software
“This new facial recognition software has already helped police identify or eliminate suspects and it is exciting to see it move to the next phase."