November 2020 SM Online
Print Issue: November 2020
Pre-pandemic facial recognition algorithms are frequently stymied by face masks, but some systems are less impacted than others, according to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Family ties can be an effective deradicalization and counterterrorism method, according to the Observer Research Foundation.
A quarter of Gen Z Americans said they will be worse off when the pandemic is over, according to recent research.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP
Paula Ratliff offers a sample security survey form for houses of worship.
As people worldwide stay at home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, radicalization risks are on the rise, especially for young people.
Multichannel sales are a growing area of concern for loss prevention professionals, according to the 2020 National Retail Security Survey.
Some narrative approaches defuse radicalization better than others, a June 2020 report found.
Following a two-year grand jury investigation, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General published a report detailing widespread sexual abuse of children within six dioceses of the Catholic Church.
Radical extremists are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic for recruitment purposes.
Online sales hit a new record for Black Friday weekend in 2019, according to the National Retail Federation
The Bank of Ireland was fined €1.7 million ($1.9 million) for regulatory breaches and for misleading a regulator.
In its 2019 Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry, Appriss Retail reported that returned merchandise that year in the United States was valued at $309 billion, with $41 billion of that stemming from online purchases.
Retail Systems Research investigated the pros and cons of online purchasing with store pickup and/or store returns.
Daimler AG and multiple U.S. agencies agreed to a $1.5 billion settlement over the car manufacturer’s emissions fraud.
A U.S. District Court in New York invalidated parts of a U.S. Department of Labor Rule, expanding employee eligibility for COVID-19 emergency and other paid leave.
Pakistan’s Senate approved two bills related to combating money laundering and terrorist financing.
The U.S. Department of Justice determined that Yale University violated civil rights law by discriminating against Asian American and white undergraduate applicants during the admissions process.
McDonald’s sued its former CEO, accusing him of lying and fraud.
The wife of a former California congressman was sentenced for corruption.
A court upheld the $645,000 award to family of a man who died in police custody.