Tag: Crime

Crime Stopping AI

Artificial intelligence, or as it’s more commonly known AI, is being put to use in many important fields. One of the biggest applications of AI is in crime fighting and prevention. AI utilizes many techniques in trying to predict where crime will happen next and help law enforcement get to that area before anything can happen. An approach that AI uses to track where crime will happen next is based …
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Columbia Law Professor Labels Bitcoin as a “Crime Tool”

Scholars often do not take kindly to innovation, particularly in the financial sector. A recent “paper” by a Columbia Law professor only confirms this bias. It is not the first time a university professor tries to bash Bitcoin. Not Everyone Gets Bitcoin Nor will it be the last time either. A lot of people lack the necessary understanding to look at cryptocurrencies without bias. As can be seen in this …
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Chainalysis Report Confirms Criminal Transactions Represent 1.1% of all Crypto Activity

No one will be surprised to learn that criminals still favor Bitcoin. A new report by Chainalysis shows 2019 was a good year for the culprits, but a bad one for the rest of the world.  Over the years, there have been many rumors regarding Bitcoin and online crime. A Different Look at Crypto in Crime In the report, Chainalysis notes severe growth compared to 2018. A bit unusual,a s …
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New Report Confirms 15% of Ransomware Victims Paid up in 2018

Ransomware remains a very prominent trend in the IT landscape. As more victims pay the associated ransom, that trend will only grow worse.  A new report issued by Dark Reading paints a very bleak picture. Ransomware is Still a Booming Industry It determines that ransomware is still a problematic industry, for many different reasons. First of all, the number of malware attacks remains incredibly high. That is primarily due to …
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