Category Archives: Surveillance technology

The Crime Report: Does the Fourth Amendment Block Cops from Using Artificial Intelligence?

The Crime Report: Does the Fourth Amendment Block Cops from Using Artificial Intelligence? by J. Gabriel Ware: The constitutional prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures could prevent law enforcement from using the sophisticated surveillance technology made possible by artificial intelligence, … Continue reading

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Charlottesville: City police purchase equipment to crack locked iPhones

Charlottesville: City police purchase equipment to crack locked iPhones by Bryan McKenzie: A device specifically designed to break into iPhones and Apple operating systems and allow access to encrypted files has been approved for purchase by the Charlottesville Police Department.

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Wired: The Privacy Battle to Save Google From Itself

Wired: The Privacy Battle to Save Google From Itself by Lily Hay Newman: Google is not a consumer software company, or even a search company. It’s an ad company. It collects exhaustive data about its users in the service of … Continue reading

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WaPo: Amazon met with ICE officials over facial-recognition system that could identify immigrants

WaPo: Amazon met with ICE officials over facial-recognition system that could identify immigrants by Drew Harwell: Amazon.com pitched its facial-recognition system in the summer to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials as a way for the agency to target or identify … Continue reading

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Forbes: Will Governments Turn Our Smart Devices Into A Massive Surveillance Network?

Forbes: Will Governments Turn Our Smart Devices Into A Massive Surveillance Network? by Kalev Leetaru: Instead of hiding from the devices, we ensure they have the best possible vantage point from which to observe our every move and hear our … Continue reading

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NPR: Why The Tech Industry Wants Federal Control Over Data Privacy Laws

NPR: Why The Tech Industry Wants Federal Control Over Data Privacy Laws by Dina Temple-Raston

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NYTimes: Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge 90-Year-Old Man in Stepdaughter’s Killing

NYTimes: Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge 90-Year-Old Man in Stepdaughter’s Killing by Christine Hauser:

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WaPo: Opinion: The tech industry is suddenly pushing for federal privacy legislation. Watch out.

WaPo: Opinion: The tech industry is suddenly pushing for federal privacy legislation. Watch out. by Neema Singh Guliani: We should be highly skeptical of any proposal that would wipe out existing privacy laws that protect consumers or foreclose states from … Continue reading

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Hard|OCP: Invite Police Officers into Your Home with Apple Watch’s Auto-911 Feature

Hard|OCP: Invite Police Officers into Your Home with Apple Watch’s Auto-911 Feature: Legal professionals are warning the Apple Watch could open owners up to criminal liability due to a new feature that automatically dials 911 if it senses the wearer … Continue reading

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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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