Category Archives: Surveillance technology

The Intercept: ICE Uses Facebook Data to Find and Track Suspects, Internal Emails Show

The Intercept: ICE Uses Facebook Data to Find and Track Suspects, Internal Emails Show by Lee Fang: ICE, the federal agency tasked with Trump’s program of mass deportation, uses backend Facebook data to locate and track suspects.

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Courthouse News Service: Seventh Circuit Hears Privacy Case Over Smart Meters

Courthouse News Service: Seventh Circuit Hears Privacy Case Over Smart Meters by Lorraine Bailey:

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cgn.com: Unlocking iPhones at $50 a pop

cgn.com: Unlocking iPhones at $50 a pop by Sara Friedman

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NYLJ: Swarms of Drones: Collecting Data and Delivering Potential Liabilities

NYLJ: Swarms of Drones: Collecting Data and Delivering Potential Liabilities by Paul B. Keller:

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Daily Beast: New Facebook-Backed Law Would Let Foreign Governments Get Your Data Without a Warrant

Daily Beast: New Facebook-Backed Law Would Let Foreign Governments Get Your Data Without a Warrant by Spencer Ackerman:

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NYTimes: Opinion: How Democracy Can Survive Big Data

NYTimes: Opinion: How Democracy Can Survive Big Data by Colin Coopman: An adequate ethics of data for today would include not only regulatory policy and statutory law governing matters like personal data privacy and implicit bias in algorithms.

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NYTimes: Justice Dept. Revives Push to Mandate a Way to Unlock Phones

NYTimes: Justice Dept. Revives Push to Mandate a Way to Unlock Phones by Charlie Savage: Federal law enforcement officials are renewing a push for a legal mandate that tech companies build tools into smartphones and other devices that would allow … Continue reading

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AppleInsider: Apple-supported CLOUD Act passes Congress, will change how governments share data

AppleInsider: Apple-supported CLOUD Act passes Congress, will change how governments share data by Stephen Silver:

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The Crime Report: Can Alexa Testify Against You?

The Crime Report: Can Alexa Testify Against You? by Julia Pagnamenta As Amazon actively looks for new ways to expand Alexa’s functions, the risks for privacy violations increase exponentially as well.

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Slate: Congress Put the CLOUD Act in Its Spending Bill. What Does That Mean For Data Privacy?

Slate: Congress Put the CLOUD Act in Its Spending Bill. What Does That Mean For Data Privacy? by Aaron Mak:

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NYTimes: Opinion: Facebook’s Surveillance Machine

NYTimes: Opinion: Facebook’s Surveillance Machine by Zeynep Tufekci: Facebook makes money, in other words, by profiling us and then selling our attention to advertisers, political actors and others. These are Facebook’s true customers, whom it works hard to please.

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NPR: Critics Concerned About Privacy Issues As Biometric Scanning Increases

NPR: Critics Concerned About Privacy Issues As Biometric Scanning Increases by Brian Naylor: The government is steadily increasing the use of facial or biometric scanning at the nation’s airports. Airlines say it can speed the boarding process, but critics say … Continue reading

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