By David Chiu Vice News—Chicago, IL—Chicagoans are still getting burned on seo, and it seems the problem isn’t going away anytime soon.
The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is “filling in” holes in seo software by not updating its system to prevent its users from using “the wrong seo service” to conduct searches, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
“We don’t think there’s anything wrong with what they’re doing,” Chief of Staff Garry McCarthy told the Sun-Time, adding that the department is “very much aware of the problem.”
The Tribune said that the CPD was “not aware of any issues” in the department’s use of the system for the search function.
Chicago’s seo system, which is used by nearly every Chicago police department, is designed to prevent officers from conducting searches using an algorithm that only uses the city’s population data.
The Tribune noted that the system is “designed to make sure that searches are not used for illegal activity.”
The Sun-Timers reported that “most Chicagoans” who use the “wrong seo” service would have to pay a $5 fee to search for an arrest warrant.
“They’re not even supposed to be doing that, they’re supposed to just have the information,” one person told the Tribune.
“There’s nothing wrong with that.”
A CPD spokesperson told the Chicago Tribune that the company is “working on a system to fix” the problem.
McCarthy said that “we’re working on the systems that we have, but I don’t want to give away anything yet.”
The Chicago Police Association has already issued a letter to the mayor, urging him to “step up and make changes.”
“The use of this technology is a common practice, especially in communities of color,” the union’s president, Jerry Davis, told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
“It’s not acceptable for the police to be using this tool to search and make arrests without a warrant, when the community is so upset and they are so fearful that they may not be able to get a search warrant because they’re a part of a community that’s being targeted.”