Category Archives: Surveillance technology

NYTimes: Just Don’t Call It Privacy

NYTimes: Just Don’t Call It Privacy by Natasha Singer: Amazon, Google and Twitter executives are heading to Congress. Should legislators give consumers control over the data companies have on them?

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techdirt: FBI Facial Recognition Expert Helps Denver PD Arrest Wrong Man Twice For The Same Crime

techdirt: FBI Facial Recognition Expert Helps Denver PD Arrest Wrong Man Twice For The Same Crime by Tim Cushing

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ABAJ: Class action filed against Google over location tracking

ABAJ: Class action filed against Google over location tracking by Jason Tashea:

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NYLJ: Crime Fighting Cyber Surveillance Tools After ‘Carpenter’s’ Adjustment

NYLJ: Crime Fighting Cyber Surveillance Tools After ‘Carpenter’s’ Adjustment by Peter Crusco: In his Cyber Crime column, Peter Crusco discusses ‘Carpenter v. United States,’ describing the case as ‘probably the most important Fourth Amendment case involving new crime fighting cyber … Continue reading

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WaPo: New facial recognition system nabs imposter at Dulles International Airport

WaPo: New facial recognition system nabs imposter at Dulles International Airport by Lori Aratani: Officials said a 26-year-old man arriving at Dulles International Airport on Wednesday presented a French passport to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer. Using the … Continue reading

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Law360: Airbnb Suit Challenges New NYC Rental Data Collection Law

Law360: Airbnb Suit Challenges New NYC Rental Data Collection Law by Pete Brush Airbnb Inc. sued New York City on Friday claiming a new law requiring online rental companies to share data about their clientele violates the U.S. Constitution, but … Continue reading

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WaPo: Google refused an order to release huge amounts of data. Will other companies bow under pressure? [Govt seeking tracking information from phone apps]

WaPo: Google refused an order to release huge amounts of data. Will other companies bow under pressure? by Deanna Paul:

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CA7: City’s use of “smart meter” is a search, but it is reasonable because it’s not for criminal purposes and law enforcement never knows

The use of a smart meter to collect energy consumption in homes is a search under the Fourth Amendment under Kyllo. It is, however, a reasonable search because it is purely for the use of the power company and city … Continue reading

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WaPo: L.A. begins body-scanning metro riders, with a promise of no ‘anatomical detail’

WaPo: L.A. begins body-scanning metro riders, with a promise of no ‘anatomical detail’ by Allyson Chiu:

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AP: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

AP: Google tracks your movements, like it or not by Ryan Nakashima: An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will … Continue reading

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The Verge: New facial recognition tool tracks targets across different social networks

The Verge: New facial recognition tool tracks targets across different social networks By Russell Brandom: The open-source program is designed for security researchers.

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WaPo Opinion: Facial recognition threatens our fundamental rights

WWaPo Opinion: Facial recognition threatens our fundamental rights by Clare Garvie:

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