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Police body cameras are hackable, and policy lags behind

Police body cameras aim for transparency, but may not tell the whole truth.

App gives first responders information on vulnerable people

'RideAlong' makes sure people frequently seen by first responders don't fall through the cracks.

'Audio forensics' helps solve crime through the sound of gunshots

Phone cameras and other devices provide ample audio evidence during shootings.

Outdoor microphones can listen for gunshots, but which communities should be monitored?

Toronto plans to introduced ShotSpotter to some "high crime areas"

Police are considering the ethics of AI, too

As policing technology advances, there's an urgent need for ethical guidelines.

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Spark policing tech special

Why notifications are telling you what other people are doing

The rise of so-called "anti-notifications" may actually cause us to ignore our phones.

Internet plus: Now everything can be hacked!

Everything is vulnerable when everything is a computer.

On next week's episode: For better or worse, how police use tech

A preview of next week's special episode on technology in law enforcement.

Why notifications are telling you what other people are doing

The rise of so-called "anti-notifications" may actually cause us to ignore our phones

Internet plus: Now everything can be hacked!

Everything is vulnerable when everything is a computer

'Ear Hustle' brings life inside -- to the outside

Stories of life inside San Quentin from the prisoners themselves.

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'Ear Hustle' brings stories of life inside San Quentin to the outside, the rise of "anti-notifications", and more.

Ride-sharing was supposed to make traffic better. It's making it worse

Uber, Lyft and similar services are taking riders away from public transit & increasing traffic congestion, says one transportation consultant.

Using deep learning to forge a deeper relationship with your children

Using deep learning to forge a deeper relationship with your children

As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt out

60 million students & teachers around the world are using Google for Education products. Parents are concerned about what data Google might be collecting from their kids, and some are critical of a lack of options should they choose not to use them.

Using deep learning to forge a deeper relationship with your children

A new AI-based app aims to empower parents and kids

Ride-sharing was supposed to make traffic better. It's making it worse

Uber, Lyft and similar ride-hailing services are taking riders away from public transit, says one transportation consultant.

Why piracy is the best way to archive old-school video games

Emulators allow people to perverse old video games. So why are companies suing the sites that make emulation possible?

Why computer science students are demanding more ethics classes

Software engineers should have the same ethical standards as other engineers.

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Besides making it super-easy to get a ride somewhere, one of the great promises of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft was that they would reduce congestion on city streets. Unfortunately, the opposite has happened—and dramatically so. Also, the value of video-game emulators, the call for ethical computer engineering standards, and a new app that aims to use AI to help improve parenting.

Mapping the sounds of protest

An interactive sonic map lets you hear dissent around the world

Spark Guide to Life: Big Picture Ideas

Reimagining the university for the 21st century. The future of trades in a changing world. Mapping the sounds of protest. How machines, platforms and the crowd are rearranging the world.

As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out

60 million students and teachers around the world are using Google for Education products. Parents are raising concerns about what data Google might be collecting from their kids, and some are critical of a lack of options should they choose not to use them.

Spark Guide to Life: Google for Education Encore

As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out