Category Archives: Surveillance technology

GIZMODO: Don’t Buy Anyone an Echo

GIZMODO: Don’t Buy Anyone an Echo by Adam Clark Estes: The newfound privacy conundrum presented by installing a device that can literally listen to everything you’re saying represents a chilling new development in the age of internet-connected things. By buying … Continue reading

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The Register (UK): Looking through walls, now easier than ever

The Register (UK): Looking through walls, now easier than ever by Thomas Claburn: Boffins working to put everyone in glass houses [Kyllo redux, with better technology]

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WaPo: Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it.

WaPo: Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it. by Geoffrey Fisher: Amazon Key might help you avoid package theft, but the smart lock and camera aren’t good enough to warrant giving Amazon control of … Continue reading

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NBC News: FDA Approves Pill That Tracks Whether You Took Your Meds

NBC News: FDA Approves Pill That Tracks Whether You Took Your Meds by Maggie Fox: The Food and Drug Administration approved a new pill [on November 14] that can track whether people have taken their medications – and report back … Continue reading

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Law.com: The Impact of the Surge of Biometric Data Privacy Lawsuits Against Employers

Law.com: The Impact of the Surge of Biometric Data Privacy Lawsuits Against Employers by Hanley Chew: The growing acceptance of biometric data as a form of identification for employees means that many employers will likely have to face either these … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Justices Seem Ready to Boost Protection of Digital Privacy

NYTimes: Justices Seem Ready to Boost Protection of Digital Privacy by Adam Liptak:

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Arkansas Times: Benton County prosecutors drop Amazon Echo murder case

Arkansas Times: Benton County prosecutors drop Amazon Echo murder case by Max Brantley:

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SCOTUSBlog: Wednesday round-up [Carpenter]

SCOTUSBlog: Wednesday round-up by Edith Rogers:

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ABAJ: Will big-data tools make policing less biased–or violate people’s rights? (podcast)

ABAJ: Will big-data tools make policing less biased–or violate people’s rights? (podcast) by Lee Rawles:

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Techdirt: Investigation Finds Google Collected Location Data Even With Location Services Turned Off

Techdirt: Investigation Finds Google Collected Location Data Even With Location Services Turned Off by Tim Cushing: This does raise some interesting Fourth Amendment questions, even if the circumstances under which the collection occurred make it unlikely these factors will ever … Continue reading

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