Category Archives: Surveillance technology

BuzzFeed: Amazon-Owned Ring Shared Data About Tracking Kids On Halloween

BuzzFeed: Amazon-Owned Ring Shared Data About Tracking Kids On Halloween by Caroline Haskins (“The home surveillance company owned by Amazon bragged on Instagram about taping millions of kids going door to door.”)

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NBC News: Amazon’s Alexa may have witnessed alleged Florida murder, authorities say

NBC News: Amazon’s Alexa may have witnessed alleged Florida murder, authorities say By Minyvonne Burke (“Adam Reechard Crespo is charged with murder in connection to the July death of his girlfriend, Silvia Galva, in Hallandale Beach.”)

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WaPo: ACLU sues FBI, DOJ over facial-recognition technology, criticizing ‘unprecedented’ surveillance and secrecy

WaPo: ACLU sues FBI, DOJ over facial-recognition technology, criticizing ‘unprecedented’ surveillance and secrecy by Drew Harwell (“The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the Justice Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI for records detailing their use of … Continue reading

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NYTimes: You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.NYTimes: You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

NYTimes: You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You. By Gina Kolata (“In a disturbing experiment, imaging and facial recognition technologies were used to match research subjects to their M.R.I. scans.”)

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Law.com: Commentary: The Privacy Revolution Has Arrived (in the US)

Law.com: Commentary: The Privacy Revolution Has Arrived (in the US) (“While the European Economic Area, including the European Union, has led the modern privacy revolution, specifically by enacting and enforcing the groundbreaking General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the protection of … Continue reading

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NYLJ: Analysis: Warrant-Proof Encryption and Lawful Decryption

NYLJ: Analysis: Warrant-Proof Encryption and Lawful Decryption (“In his Cyber Crime column, Peter A. Crusco addresses the legal landscape surrounding the question of what legal options are available for decrypting an electronic device that has been seized via a lawful … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Opinion: Why We Must Ban Facial Recognition Software Now

NYTimes: Opinion: Why We Must Ban Facial Recognition Software Now by Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog (“The benefits do not come close to outweighing the risks.”) Daily Beast: Border Agents Could Get Bodycams With Facial Recognition Technology by Blake Montgomery … Continue reading

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Just Security: A Fourth Amendment Framework for Voiceprint Database Searches

Just Security: A Fourth Amendment Framework for Voiceprint Database Searches by Cassandra Deskus & Joshua R. Fattal:

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NYTimes: Opinion: You’re in a Police Lineup, Right Now

NYTimes: Opinion: You’re in a Police Lineup, Right Now (“Face-recognition technology is the new norm. You may think, ‘I’ve got nothing to hide,’ but we all should be concerned.”).

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The Nation: Google Is Coming for Your Face

The Nation: Google Is Coming for Your Face (“Personal data is routinely harvested from the most vulnerable populations, without transparency, regulation, or principles—and this should concern us all.”)

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Miami Herald: Miami Police to purchase spyware to trace and monitor phones and social media

Miami Herald: Miami Police to purchase spyware to trace and monitor phones and social media by Jack Brooke (“The Miami Police Department will soon have its own surveillance technology to track and monitor phone calls and social media messages.”)

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ZDNet: Civil rights groups urge lawmakers to dissolve police partnerships with Ring

ZDNet: Civil rights groups urge lawmakers to dissolve police partnerships with Ring by Charlie Osborne (“It has been reported that roughly 400 US police departments are collaborating with the smart doorbell firm.”) ZDNet: iOS 13 tells you when apps are … Continue reading

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