Avon and Somerset police target domestic abuse using analytics

Avon and Somerset police target domestic abuse using analytics Avon and Somerset Constabulary has developed a predictive analytics engine to tackle domestic violence and child abuse. A report last year on improving the police response to domestic abuse from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) identified a number of failings at Avon and Somerset. The…

The digital CIO: Why embrace digital innovation?

The digital CIO: Why embrace digital innovation? Technology is changing industries wholesale. Digital innovation – the web in particular – relentlessly commoditises and rewrites the rulebook for business. Everyone knows the stories about HMV and Amazon; Blockbuster and Netflix; Thomas Cook and Expedia – but many assume it only happens to other organisations. Businesses that…

The Limitations of the International Court of Justice

The Limitations of the International Court of Justice FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. The world is becoming a much smaller place given international transportation, multinational corporations, and Internet communications that know no geographic boundaries. With more frequent and heightened dealings with people across…

Serious Vulnerabilities Found in Wireless Thermostats

Serious Vulnerabilities Found in Wireless Thermostats Wi-Fi thermostats developed by UK-based company Heatmiser are plagued by several vulnerabilities that can be exploited remotely by a malicious actor, a researcher reported on Saturday. Andrew Tierney revealed on his blog, cybergibbons.com, that at least nine security issues have been found in Heatmiser Wi-Fi thermostats. The researcher began…