crimes Tag

Boston

Fiction books may have you believe that future smart cities are full of flying cars and robots, but some simple things like being able to report vandalism, litter, potholes, etc. through your phone using mobile apps, twitter, websites, or phone calls can help you get closer to the future smart city of your dreams. This is possible through Boston 311 systems where the citizens can...

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cyber-security

Cyber-security is something we are conscious about, yet are ignorant towards. We all want our data to be secure and care about our privacy, but none of us actually read the terms and conditions of any product or service and just go ahead and sign ‘I agree’ at the end. However, it is more than just your online accounts and social media profiles. We install...

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broken windows

The broken window theory was proposed by George Kelling and James Q. Wilson in 1982. They used broken windows as a metaphor for disorder in neighbourhoods. The theory states that there is a link between disorder in a community to occurrences of serious crime. The theory had a great impact on the police throughout the 1990s and the 21st century. The most notable application of...

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digital privacy

FaceApp, an application, shows you how you would look like in your golden years when you upload a headshot on it. It is no doubt fun and entertaining. Everyone uploads their aged look on their social media and everyone has fun. What we do not bother ourselves with while having fun, are the privacy issues. Do we actually think about our digital privacy? David Choffnes, an...

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ransomware

After a coordinated ransomware attack took place on 22 local governments in Texas, one has to think about the security of the voter’s database and how it is possible that it may be hacked and misused during the elections. Robert Mueller, in a special report, had said that the Russians had breached the voter’s data during the 2016 elections. This is backed up by intelligence...

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organised crimes

Organised crimes are a group of illegal activities performed by criminals. The motive can be profit driven or political. The biggest and most common examples are terrorist groups which seek to gain power by destabilising regions and eventually take over nations. Other stronger nations also interfere in these unstable states so that they can gain influence in the region and have their way.   Venezuela happens to...

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the red flag law will reduce gun violence

In the wake of recent mass shootings in America, President Donald Trump, Sens. Lindsey Graham, Richard Blumenthal, and many other congressmen are encouraging the implementation of ERPO- Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also referred to as the “Red Flag Law” in America. This gun violence prevention law is believed to be a way to make society a much safer place. Researchers say this will not only...

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Mueller

The US politics has surrounded Robert Mueller for quite some time now; he was appointed as a special counsel to investigate the Russian government’s interference in the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Mueller’s report has turned into a debate whether President Donald J. Trump committed a crime, while he himself and most Congressional Republicans say he didn’t, the Democratic legislators and then presidential candidates say...

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Who formed constitutional laws? It is ironically an idea by the same human race which is subjected to capital punishment. The recent deliberation aired verbal and moral stabs against such punishments when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold the use of a controversial drug used in lethal injections. Justices voted in an Oklahoma case that using the sedative midazolam—which in some instances did not...

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The history of the world has proven a statement again and again: any government, democracy, or a monarchy despite of their stringent laws can never eliminate crimes within their boundaries. However they have not stepped behind in setting up authorities for operating or controlling these practices. Police authorities owing to their limited resources have been sluggish in operations. One such practice of the use of...

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