Category Archives: Surveillance technology

NOLA considering ordinance to put surveillance cameras in and outside all bars feeding to a city central server

New Orleans has proposed ordinance 32,107 regulating bars, and part is about surveillance systems. This caught my eye because, in college, I first considered the privacy concerns of street cameras being installed here. That was probably 1969-70, and Katz was … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy

NYTimes: Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy by Steve Lohr: When the person in the photo is a white man, the software is right 99 percent of the time. But the darker the skin, the more errors … Continue reading

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Legal IntBeware: Texts and Wearable Data Must Be Preserved, Too

Legal IntBeware: Texts and Wearable Data Must Be Preserved, Too by Joseph Francoeur, Michelle Vizzi and Sade A. Forte: Attorneys need to be aware of technological advances in terms of preservation of evidence and new avenues for seeking relevant evidence. … Continue reading

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Ars Technica: Why cops [think they] won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car

Ars Technica: Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car by Cyrus Farivar. Said a local law enforcement officer: “It’s like instant replay in the NFL; I can tell what happened.”

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NYTimes: Opinion: What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State

NYTimes: Opinion: What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State by James A. Millward:

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WaPo: U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

WaPo: U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging by Liz Sly: An interactive map posted on the Internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about … Continue reading

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The Intercept: Transparency Advocates Win Release of NYPD “Predictive Policing” Documents

The Intercept: Transparency Advocates Win Release of NYPD “Predictive Policing” Documents by Ali Winston: Late last month, a Manhattan judge ordered the New York City Police Department to release documentation about the department’s use of secretive and highly controversial ‘predictive … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules

NYTimes: Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules by Sheera Frankel: The tech giants are preparing for a stringent new set of data privacy rules in the region, called the General Data Protection Regulation. Set to take effect … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: There is no REP from a govt license plate reader’s collection of one’s movements

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy from a government license plate reader collecting information on the movements of one’s car. It can’t be compared to GPS tracking, and it’s not an electronic trespass. United States v. Yang, 2018 U.S. … Continue reading

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The Verge: Exclusive: ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US

The Verge: Exclusive: ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US by Russell Brandom:

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Motherboard: Florida Cop Bought Powerful Phone Malware That Can Intercept Emails and WhatsApp

Motherboard: Florida Cop Bought Powerful Phone Malware That Can Intercept Emails and WhatsApp by Joseph Cox:

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New Law Review Article: Surveillance Intermediaries

Alan Z. Rozenshtein, Surveillance Intermediaries, 71 Stan. L. Rev. 99 (2018). Abstract: Apple’s high-profile 2016 fight with the FBI, in which the company challenged a court order commanding it to help unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino … Continue reading

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