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FBI Warns Facebook Could Become Platform of ‘Child Pornographers’ If the Social Media Company Enables User-Controlled End-to-End Encryption

At a summit at the Department of Justice today, FBI Director Christopher Wray shared cases where the support of technology companies helped law enforcement rapidly identify and save children being sexually abused. Wray asked technology […]

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Privacy Concerns When Police Departments Use Ring Doorbells As “Networked” Crime Fighting Tools

Privacy advocates warn more surveillance will unfairly impact minorities. Some city police departments are partnering with Amazon to distribute its Ring cameras at a discount to deter crime. While some residents feel the Ring cameras […]

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Chicago Tribune Finds 27,000 Illinois Residents Failed to Surrender Firearms or Account for Firearms After FOID Card Was Revoked

The Chicago Tribune dataviz team recently completed and published an analysis of Illinois State Police and U.S. Census Bureau data related to FOID revocations, and discovered that as many as 27,000 residents of Illinois over […]

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Rolling Meadows Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information

Neighbor’s app aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement Rolling Meadows Police Department announced Wednesday, March 20, 2019, that the police department has joined the “Neighbors app by […]

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Lake County Sheriff Releases Tips to Prevent Auto Thefts After 16 Reports in January and February 2019

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office alerted the community Monday February 25, 2019 regarding an increase in thefts of motor vehicles. Since January 2019, Sheriff’s Deputies have responded to reports of 16 motor vehicle thefts, most […]

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Suspicious Behavior Reports Flooding Police Departments After Woman’s Viral Video, But Some Are Taking Action Without Calling Police

A local women’s viral post about suspicious behavior is having a ripple effect. St. Pete police said in just the last week they are getting multiple videos of other suspicious people. But, people are taking […]

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Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows Police Alert for Safe Driving for Start of 2018-2019 School Year

The Arlington Heights Police Department reminds motorists this week to please drive carefully with school back in session. Rolling Meadows Police Department this week also provided the following reminders … Drivers need to remember to […]

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Arlington Heights Police “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Campaigns Rand and Beverly

The Arlington Heights Police Department will commence specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaigns on August 10, 2018. Enforcement activities will include […]