Category Archives: Surveillance technology

EFF: EFF, ACLU & CDT Argue Five Months of Warrantless Covert 24/7 Video Surveillance Violates 4A

EFF: EFF, ACLU & CDT Argue Five Months of Warrantless Covert 24/7 Video Surveillance Violates Fourth Amendment by Jennifer Lynch (“Should the fact that your neighbors can see the outside of your house mean the police can use a camera … Continue reading

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Law.com: Understanding the Privacy Implications of Digital Technology

Law.com: Understanding the Privacy Implications of Digital Technology by Leonard Deutchman (“In this month’s article, we will examine the Superior Court’s reasoning in Dunkins and compare it to the U.S. Supreme Court’s reasoning in Carpenter. As with so many Fourth … Continue reading

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WaPo: Tracking coronavirus by our smartphones

WaPo: Smartphone data reveal which Americans are social distancing (and not) by Geoffrey A. Fowler (“D.C. gets an ‘A’ while Wyoming earns an ‘F’ for following coronavirus stay-at-home advice, based on the locations of tens of millions of phones”):

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NYTimes: As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets

NYTimes: As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets by Natasha Singer and Choe Sang-Hun:

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lawfare: Is ICE’s Use of a Maryland Facial Recognition Database Lawful?

lawfare: Is ICE’s Use of a Maryland Facial Recognition Database Lawful? by Nathaniel Sobel (“The Washington Post reported recently that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have accessed, without obtaining judicial process, a Maryland facial recognition database that contains … Continue reading

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EFF: Unchecked Smart Cities are Surveillance Cities. What We Need are Smart Enough Cities.

EFF: Unchecked Smart Cities are Surveillance Cities. What We Need are Smart Enough Cities. By Jamie Williams (“Cities across the U.S. are forcing operators of shared bikes and scooters to use dangerous and privacy invasive APIs developed by the Los … Continue reading

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Protocol: Through apps, not warrants, ‘Locate X’ allows federal law enforcement to track phones

Protocol: Through apps, not warrants, ‘Locate X’ allows federal law enforcement to track phones by Charles Levinson (“Federal agencies have big contracts with Virginia-based Babel Street. Depending on where you’ve traveled, your movements may be in the company’s data.”)

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EFF: Hundreds of New Yorkers Demand a Ban on NYPD Face Surveillance

EFF: Hundreds of New Yorkers Demand a Ban on NYPD Face Surveillance by Nathan Sheard (“Over two hundred New York City residents—including workers, parents, students, business owners, and technologists—have signed a petition calling to end government use of face surveillance … Continue reading

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The Hill: Opinion: Ring gets ‘dinged’ for its video doorbell privacy

The Hill: Ring gets ‘dinged’ for its video doorbell privacy by Joel Schwarz (“IoT devices have also given rise to a number of new privacy concerns. For example, Ring has taken heat for sharing users’ video with over 600 law enforcement … Continue reading

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WaPo: My car was in a hit-and-run. Then I learned it recorded the whole thing.

WaPo: My car was in a hit-and-run. Then I learned it recorded the whole thing. by Geoffrey A. Fowler (“The car is becoming a sentry, a chaperone, and a snitch”)

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WaPo: ICE has run facial-recognition searches on millions of Maryland drivers

WaPo: ICE has run facial-recognition searches on millions of Maryland drivers by Drew Harwell & Erin Cox (“The agency’s unlimited access to drivers’ photos has alarmed immigration and privacy activists, who fear it is being used to target immigrants who … Continue reading

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WaPo: ICE runs facial-recognition searches on millions of Md. drivers, alarming immigration and privacy activists

WaPo: ICE runs facial-recognition searches on millions of Md. drivers, alarming immigration and privacy activists by Drew Harwell and Erin Cox (“Maryland defied federal guidelines in 2013 when it created driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. But in recent years, Immigration … Continue reading

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