Category Archives: Surveillance technology

NPR: WNYC: Predicting Crime and Enforcing Law Through Big Data

NPR: WNYC: Predicting Crime and Enforcing Law Through Big Data: Cutting-edge technology that uses big data is changing the face of law enforcement, and in ways many Americans don’t know about.

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Outside the Beltway: Amazon Would Like The Key To Your House

Outside the Beltway: Amazon Would Like The Key To Your House by Doug Mataconis:  ·   Amazon is preparing to offer a new level of delivery service that would allow delivery persons to gain access to your house so they can leave … Continue reading

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Westlaw Insider: The Fourth Amendment in a Digital Age

Westlaw Insider: The Fourth Amendment in a Digital Age:

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Police One: Legal, privacy concerns to consider before implementing iris-scanning technology

Police One: Legal, privacy concerns to consider before implementing iris-scanning technology by Val Van Brocklin Looking at some public concerns and legal issues can help law enforcement plan its use of the evolving technology

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The Register (UK): ‘There has never been a right to absolute privacy’ – US deputy AG slams ‘warrant-proof’ crypto

The Register (UK): ‘There has never been a right to absolute privacy’ – US deputy AG slams ‘warrant-proof’ crypto by Richard Chirgwin: Continuing the US government’s menacing of strong end-to-end encryption, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told an audience at … Continue reading

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techdirt: Three Energy Bills Look To Increase Fourth Amendment Protections For Americans

techdirt: Three Energy Bills Look To Increase Fourth Amendment Protections For Americans by Tim Cushing:

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WaPo: Commit a crime? Your Fitbit, key fob or pacemaker could snitch on you.

WaPo: Commit a crime? Your Fitbit, key fob or pacemaker could snitch on you. by Justin Jouvenal: With no witnesses other than Richard, detectives turned to the vast array of data and sensors that increasingly surround us. An important bit … Continue reading

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New book: “The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement” | “Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how technology is changing American policing.”

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement (Kirkus 2017) Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how technology is changing American policing. Review by the publisher:

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NYTimes: Opinion: The End of Privacy

NYTimes: Opinion: The End of Privacy by Andrew Burt and Dan Geer: Given the constant stream of breaches, it can be hard to understand what’s happening to our privacy over time. Two dates – one recent and one long ago … Continue reading

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WaPo: Apple is opening up amid privacy questions about Face ID, personal data collection

WaPo: Apple is opening up amid privacy questions about Face ID, personal data collection by Hayley Tsukayama: Apple released more details about the iPhone X’s Face ID feature when it published a new privacy site Wednesday, addressing some of the concerns … Continue reading

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