Internet Volatility – The Never Ending Security Breach

The Internet is not as secure as we would like to believe.   1,378,509,261 records were breached in 2016 alone, with 1,792 reported incidences.  This is not surprising, considering you can take online courses to learn how to hack. Basically everything on the Internet is, and will forever be, at risk of being hacked by Organized …

Future Implications of the Inaction Against the Manipulation of the US Election Process by the Russians

Russia has tampered with the elections of many governments – including the 2016 US election [Source: Wikipaedia, Bloomberg, Wired].  Prior to this past US Election, Internet voting was deemed “too hackable” to trust [Sources: USA Today, The New Yorker], and Russia had hacked voting software [Source: VOX, NY Mag, France 24, Wired, Gobal News, The Guardian]. Prior to the election …

Giving Our Economy Away To Organized Crime and Terrorists

Why are we giving our economy away? Under-developed countries and states would love to have what we have – yet we treat it with such disregard. We have allowed criminal organizations to penetrate every layer of government, the military, and policing / protection services available. Our inaction is alarming, and threatens our health, our safety, our way …

Research and Development – for Criminals

Financial means Just like our government, organized crime groups generate large amounts of revenue, using sophisticated methods of generating revenue. To the general public they seem to be portrayed as being uneducated, approaching opposition using physical force, or lacking a focused plan and long-term vision. In fact, it seems now to have become the opposite …

Using Software or AI to Detect the Penetration of Organized Crime into a Legit Business

Organized Crime is a threat to our National Security In 2010 the United States National Security Council advised that organized crime is becoming a threat to their National Security. In 2013, Europol concluded that the Italian Mafia has the capability of manipulating elections and exploiting loopholes in legislation. They further stated that the Mafia is a clear …

Using AI to Detect Organized Crime’s Communications

Organized Crime is a threat to our National Security Various countries and states have recognized organized crime as being a threat to their National Security, or very close to. For instance, here in Canada the RCMP’s top Mafia-hunter advised that the Mafia organization called the ‘Ndrangheta had been raised to a “Tier 1” National Threat. Telephone …

Who Should Burden The Costs Associated With Money Laundering and Terrorism?

As in most countries, organized crime in Canada can be linked to other crime groups world-wide, some of which can be further linked to foreign governments and terrorists.  It is also known that crime groups are penetrating legit businesses, using them to launder money.  These profits are supplemented through the sale of drugs, weapons, human …

Could Investigators Save Time Using Artificial Intelligence to Communicate With Human Traffickers?

After reading this article about a man who helped pioneer efforts to use data mining tools to help police locate victims of human trafficking on-line, I became curious about the possibility of using Artificial Intelligence to communicate with human traffickers (arrange ‘sessions’ with victims)? Currently, investigative units are undermanned and overwhelmed with cases, and with …

Using Articifical Intelligence to Monitor Government Spending

With all of the advancements with Artificial Intelligence, I am curious as to why government spending is not currently being monitored by AI?  I believe this would reduce the cost of oversight, while improving the ability to detect irregular transactions. It could be incorporated into budgets, helping to enforce proper bidding, and comparing cost with …