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The creators of the viral White Collar Crime Risk Zones project are longtime Brooklyn tech agitators

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Sam Lavigne, Francis Tseng and Brian Clifton released an app and searchable website Tuesday that made headlines around the internet.

It’s called White Collar Crime Risk Zones, and satirizes the concept of predictive policing by making a heatmap of likely areas for financial crimes. The trio created the app for The New Inquiry’s upcoming “Abolish” issue.

Buzzfeed wrote an article titled This App Warns You If You’re Entering A Sketchy Financial District:

To help citizens stay safe in our crime-ridden nation, programmers have developed a heat map identifying high-risk neighborhoods for a “rampant, but hidden” menace: financial wrongdoing.

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