George Joseph is a criminal justice reporter at The Appeal. His work has appeared in outlets such as ProPublica, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and The Verge. Text him on the secure phone app Signal at 929-282-2471.
Inside the Video Surveillance Program IBM Built for Philippine Strongman Rodrigo Duterte
Law enforcement in Davao City familiar with the IBM program said the technology had assisted them in carrying out Duterte’s controversial anti-crime agenda.
Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints
The voice-print technology allows authorities to mine call databases and cross-reference the voices of individuals prisoners have spoken with.
IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Lets Police Search by Skin Color
New York City served as IBM’s “primary testing area” for developing software that enables police to search surveillance video footage for skin color.
Plainclothes NYPD Cops Are Involved in a Staggering Number of Killings
Plainclothes police make up a tiny portion of the NYPD’s force, but are involved in nearly a third of killings by police.