The NYPD's Spying Program: Coming Soon to a City or Corporation Near You

Taylor Berman · 02/20/13 08:44PM

Last August, the NYPD announced they'd partnered with Microsoft to create an elaborate city-wide spying/surveillance program, called the Domain Awareness System. The program provides the department with access to over 3,000 public and private security cameras, information that's then instantly cross-referenced with criminal and terrorist databases, 911 call histories, license plate scanning machines, and radiation monitors.

Blogger Finds Sensitive NYPD Counterterrorism Documents In the Trash

Adrian Chen · 05/13/11 04:50PM

Hey, terrorists! If you're considering blowing up New York but were worried about the NYPD's crack anti-terrorism team foiling your plot, don't worry: Here's what the largest police department in the country is on the lookout for. A blogger just found the plans in the trash.

Stashitwear, the NYPD-'Endorsed' Hidden Pocket Underwear

Max Read · 08/15/10 11:37PM

What would you do if the NYPD mentioned your brand of hidden-pocket underwear in a department-wide warning memo? Phillip "Clint" Scott, founder of underwear manufacturers Stashitwear, updated his company's site, writing "Order yours now before New York orders them all!"

Roid Rage Cops Roam In Brooklyn

Choire · 12/19/07 10:00AM

One Brooklyn pharmacy has filled 19 prescriptions for human growth hormone or steroids for firefighters—and 29 cops have gotten prescriptions for steroids. Thanks to the craziness of baseball-land, the Village Voice finds a timely peg to run its NYPD steroids story! Just think: A bunch of macho guys with guns are bulking up. Frightening! Also, unsurprising! Now, the Voice claims that steroids and, particularly, human growth hormone are rarely prescribed, saying that HGH is usually only prescribed for people with a rare malady or "in the advanced stages of AIDS." This isn't really the case—for years now, doctors hand out prescriptions for Serostim and the like (testosterone patches, etc.) to people with HIV like it was candy. But we're probably safe in assuming there isn't a cluster of HIV-positive Brooklyn cops.