Fake Goods Arrests and Seizures in Worldwide Operations

Pharmaceuticals, food, vehicle parts, tobacco products, clothing and agro-chemicals are among tonnes of fake goods seized in INTERPOL-led operations across four continents. Coordinated by INTERPOL between March and May 2018 in 36 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America, operations sought to dismantle factories and supply chains behind a wide range of counterfeit goods and the organized crime networks directing them. With 645 suspects identified or arrested so far, and more than 1,300 inquiries launched, further arrests and prosecutions are foreseen as ongoing investigations unfold. Global seizures…

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Tackling Future Policing Challenges with AI, Robotics

The latest robots, virtual communication tools and facial recognition software were recently on display at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, as experts from different sectors gathered to consider practical applications of these new technologies for law enforcement. Technological advances in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics – from facial recognition to ‘future casting’ technology – can have many implications for police worldwide, both positive and negative. In the hands of criminals, these technologies can pose digital and physical threats, while at the same time these tools offer new…

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Life Safety is a Right not a Privilege

Over 18,000 visitors representing a 12% increase on the 2017 event, and more than 140 exhibitors – 70 of which were new to this year, came together from 29 countries at FIREX International to drive and reflect on the life safety landscape in the UK For three days at ExCeL London, fire safety professionals accessed over 10,000+ life safety solutions held to the highest standards. Amidst the present national agenda regarding fire safety in the built environment – with a particular emphasis on social housing – FIREX was the dedicated…

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Drone Forensics Gets a Boost with New Data on NIST Website

Aerial drones might someday deliver online purchases to homes. But in some prisons, drone delivery is already a thing. Drones have been spotted flying drugs, cell phones and other contraband over prison walls, and in several cases, drug traffickers have used drones to ferry narcotics across the border. If those drones are captured, investigators will try to extract data from them that might point to a suspect. But there are many types of drones, each with its own quirks, and that can make data extraction tricky. It would help if…

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Dahua Presenting FPGA in AI with Intel

Dahua Technology held a technical session together with Intel at IFSEC 2018 at London on 21 June to introduce AI NVR based on FPGA technology for security applications. Steve Norman, Sales Director of Dahua UK & Ireland highlighted Dahua’s new AI NVR based on Intel FPGA technology, which is able to realize real-time face recognition powered by AI, thanks to the deterministic low latency performance of Intel FPGAs. Moreover, Intel FPGAs are highly flexible and easy-to-use, which has enabled Dahua to better design its unique AI products. Todd Matsler, Director…

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CP PLUS Alights in Myanmar

CP PLUS has recently hosted an introductory Partner’s Meet at Park Royal Hotel in Myanmar, marking its entry in the country. The event was an introduction to the brand, its global presence and its key technologies through an elaborate technical session and live demonstrations. “It was a great session. The people of Myanmar are very supportive and warm. We had a great experience conducting this show. I’d like to thank our partners here who made it to the meet and expressed their interest in CP PLUS technologies. We look forward…

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INTERPOL: Wildlife Crime

An international operation against the illegal trade in wildlife and timber has seen hundreds of seizures worldwide as well as suspects arrested. Code named Thunderstorm and targeting the people and networks behind global wildlife crime, the operation involved police, customs, border, environment, wildlife and forestry agencies from 92 countries and resulted in millions of dollars-worth of seizures. The month-long (1-31 May) operation has so far brought 1,974 seizures and the identification of some 1,400 suspects, triggering arrests and investigations worldwide. Further arrests and prosecutions are foreseen as ongoing investigations unfold.…

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Dahua Goes GDPR Compliant

Dahua Technology has become GDPR compliant and received the certification for its IP video products from TÜV Rheinland just a day before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect i.e., 25 May 2018. It means that its IP products are in full compliance with GDPR. Dahua is one of the first companies on the globe which has achieved this certificate. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of new law by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend…

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