NYPD Online Police Officers

The NYPD has formed a new police unit to mine popular social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter for gang activity, house parties, and other criminal activity.

A strong push to create this unit of the NYPD was because of the current riots in London in which rioters were using social media sites like Twitter in order to inform others of where they were going to riot and also giving out positions of police.

The unit will operate under the Community Affairs Bureau and has already caught two criminals.

 

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Posted on August 12, 2011, in technology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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