Motherboard: Police Are Telling ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence From Gunshot-Detecting AI

Motherboard: Police Are Telling ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence From Gunshot-Detecting AI. “Motherboard’s review of court documents from the [Michael] Williams case and other trials in Chicago and New York State, including testimony from ShotSpotter’s favored expert witness, suggests that the company’s analysts frequently modify alerts at the request of police departments—some of which appear to be grasping for evidence that supports their narrative of events.”

Boston Herald: FBI file on Boston serial killer James ‘Whitey’ Bulger declassified

Boston Herald: FBI file on Boston serial killer James ‘Whitey’ Bulger declassified. “Months before sadistic Southie mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was recruited by the FBI, he was hunted for loan sharking where he was wiretapped and beat an agency mole, newly declassified records imply. Bulger ‘slapped around’ that informant, records suggest, over ‘debts’ the agency ordered deliberately left unpaid to spark anger. It’s all part of a 300-page, heavily redacted FBI file on a crazed crook linked to 11 murders, but traced to 19 or more.”

‘Sedition Hunters’: Meet The Online Sleuths Aiding The FBI’s Capitol Manhunt (HuffPost)

HuffPost: ‘Sedition Hunters’: Meet The Online Sleuths Aiding The FBI’s Capitol Manhunt. “They call themselves sedition hunters, and they have receipts. They’re members of a loosely affiliated network of motivated individuals and pop-up volunteer organizations with names like Deep State Dogs and Capitol Terrorists Exposers that developed after the Jan. 6 attack to identify the Trump supporters who organized the Capitol riot and brutalized the law enforcement officers protecting the building.”

Finextra: Elucidate launches open database on financial crime risk scores

Finextra: Elucidate launches open database on financial crime risk scores. “During a time when financial crime scandals are increasingly common, the [Elucidate FinCrime Risk Monitor] looks to increase transparency in the finance industry. The EFRM evaluates more than 17000 financial institutions, with data sourced from the Elucidate FinCrime Index (EFI), the company’s regulated financial crime risk benchmark.”

The Verge: Ransom Notes

The Verge: Ransom Notes. “Major cybercrime gang Evil Corp — great branding btw — reportedly likes sick Lambos. Stopping ransomware is simple in that way: all you have to do is cut off the cash. The question is how, and none of the choices are very good.”

Mongabay: Unregulated by U.S. at home, Facebook boosts wildlife trafficking abroad

Mongabay: Unregulated by U.S. at home, Facebook boosts wildlife trafficking abroad. “In a matter of seconds, anyone can find evidence of wildlife trafficking on Facebook, according to independent researchers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) experts. Even using simple search terms returns thousands of posts that offer wildlife and body parts up for sale. Elephant ivory from Thailand, pangolin scales from Vietnam, and sun bears from Malaysia. Tigers, walrus, tortoises, rhinos, sea turtles and shark fins have all been found for sale on the world’s biggest social media platform, even though it says it has banned the trade on its site.”

Illicit Enrichment: A Guide to Laws Targeting Unexplained Wealth – new book published by Basel Institute on Governance (EIN Presswire) (PRESS RELEASE)

EIN Presswire: Illicit Enrichment: A Guide to Laws Targeting Unexplained Wealth – new book published by Basel Institute on Governance (PRESS RELEASE). “A new open-access book published by the Basel Institute on Governance explores the rapid growth of illicit enrichment legislation around the world and its use to target corruption and recover illicitly obtained assets.” The book also includes a database laws from 103 jurisdictions.

New York Times: The Criminals Thought the Devices Were Secure. But the Seller Was the F.B.I.

New York Times: The Criminals Thought the Devices Were Secure. But the Seller Was the F.B.I.. “The devices, procured on the black market, performed only a single function hidden behind a calculator app: sending encrypted messages and photos. For years, organized crime figures around the globe relied on the devices to orchestrate international drug shipments, coordinate arms and explosives trafficking, and discuss contract killings, law enforcement officials said. Users trusted the devices’ security so much that they often laid out their plans not in code, but in plain language. Unbeknown to them, the entire network was run by the F.B.I.”

Farmers Weekly: Thieves monitoring social media to target farm machinery

Farmers Weekly: Thieves monitoring social media to target farm machinery. “Criminal gangs are monitoring social media posts by farmers to create ‘shopping lists’ of tractors and quad bikes they then steal from farms. Thieves are using the social media profiles to pinpoint farms where desirable machinery is kept before carrying out raids. Offenders are also joining or ‘liking’ farming Facebook pages, including community groups, rural watch groups, and police liaison groups to stay one step ahead of farmers trying to prevent criminal activity.”