Skip to comments.Google takes on the drug cartels
Posted on 07/20/2012 8:37:02 AM PDT by kevcol
(CNN) -- Google's technology certainly can map out driving directions and organize e-mail (or even make cars drive themselves). But can its digital tools take down drug cartels?
The company says it can, with your help.
"We believe that technology has the power to expose and dismantle global criminal networks, which depend on secrecy and discretion in order to function," Google said in a blog post this week. "And for the past few months, we've been working with people fighting on the front line to gain a better understanding of what drives these networks and how they function."
In coordination with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Tribeca Film Festival, Google Ideas -- the company's "think/do tank" -- hosted a conference in Los Angeles this week. Its goal: to come up with ways technology can be used to help dismantle illicit networks, from the drug and arms trades to human trafficking.
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:: technology has the power to expose and dismantle global criminal networks ::
Are they accepting input from the general public? I have a few suggestions for the United Nations.
i can think of one based in Wash, DC...
ok. my son-in law works at walgreens.