Category Archives: Surveillance technology

NYLJ: Crime Fighting Cyber Surveillance Tools After ‘Carpenter’s’ Adjustment

NYLJ: Crime Fighting Cyber Surveillance Tools After ‘Carpenter’s’ Adjustment by Peter Crusco: In his Cyber Crime column, Peter Crusco discusses ‘Carpenter v. United States,’ describing the case as ‘probably the most important Fourth Amendment case involving new crime fighting cyber … Continue reading

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WaPo: New facial recognition system nabs imposter at Dulles International Airport

WaPo: New facial recognition system nabs imposter at Dulles International Airport by Lori Aratani: Officials said a 26-year-old man arriving at Dulles International Airport on Wednesday presented a French passport to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer. Using the … Continue reading

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Law360: Airbnb Suit Challenges New NYC Rental Data Collection Law

Law360: Airbnb Suit Challenges New NYC Rental Data Collection Law by Pete Brush Airbnb Inc. sued New York City on Friday claiming a new law requiring online rental companies to share data about their clientele violates the U.S. Constitution, but … Continue reading

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WaPo: Google refused an order to release huge amounts of data. Will other companies bow under pressure? [Govt seeking tracking information from phone apps]

WaPo: Google refused an order to release huge amounts of data. Will other companies bow under pressure? by Deanna Paul:

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CA7: City’s use of “smart meter” is a search, but it is reasonable because it’s not for criminal purposes and law enforcement never knows

The use of a smart meter to collect energy consumption in homes is a search under the Fourth Amendment under Kyllo. It is, however, a reasonable search because it is purely for the use of the power company and city … Continue reading

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WaPo: L.A. begins body-scanning metro riders, with a promise of no ‘anatomical detail’

WaPo: L.A. begins body-scanning metro riders, with a promise of no ‘anatomical detail’ by Allyson Chiu:

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AP: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

AP: Google tracks your movements, like it or not by Ryan Nakashima: An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will … Continue reading

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The Verge: New facial recognition tool tracks targets across different social networks

The Verge: New facial recognition tool tracks targets across different social networks By Russell Brandom: The open-source program is designed for security researchers.

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WaPo Opinion: Facial recognition threatens our fundamental rights

WWaPo Opinion: Facial recognition threatens our fundamental rights by Clare Garvie:

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Recode: Your phone is not secretly spying on your conversations. It doesn’t need to.

Recode: Your phone is not secretly spying on your conversations. It doesn’t need to. By Eric Johnson Northeastern University researchers Dave Choffnes and Christo Wilson (mostly) debunk the internet’s favorite conspiracy theory on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.

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Gizmodo: Microsoft Asks Congress to Regulate Face Recognition

Gizmodo: Microsoft Asks Congress to Regulate Face Recognition by Sidney Fussell:

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S.D.Tex.: Ct credits def’s version; on govt’s: “Hypothetical could-haves or would-haves simply will not do.” Govt conceded gamma ray scan was search.

Defendant was stopped at the I-35 immigration check point near Laredo. The video is soundless and 14 seconds long. The officer’s version doesn’t seem possible within the time of the video, but the defendant’s does. The officer had the defendant … Continue reading

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