Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Google takes on the drug cartels
CNN ^ | July 19, 2012 | John D. Sutter

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: cartels; drugwars; google

1 posted on 07/20/2012 8:37:16 AM PDT by kevcol
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kevcol

:: 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.

2 posted on 07/20/2012 8:40:57 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cletus.D.Yokel

i can think of one based in Wash, DC...

3 posted on 07/20/2012 8:42:36 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: stefanbatory

ok. my son-in law works at walgreens.

4 posted on 07/20/2012 8:53:02 AM PDT by brivette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson