Category Archives: Surveillance technology

NYTimes: Customer Faces Get Scanned at Madison Square Garden

NYTimes: Customer Faces Get Scanned at Madison Square Garden by Kevin Draper:

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Gizmodo: Georgetown Lawyers Sue NYPD to Reveal Its Secret Face Recognition Programs

Gizmodo: Georgetown Lawyers Sue NYPD to Reveal Its Secret Face Recognition Programs by Sidney Fussell: Researchers at the Georgetown Center of Privacy and Technology have filed suit against the NYPD for more details on the department’s highly secretive face recognition … Continue reading

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The Intercept: New Orleans Surveillance Program Gives Powerful Tools to a Police Department with a History of Racism and Abuse

The Intercept: New Orleans Surveillance Program Gives Powerful Tools to a Police Department with a History of Racism and Abuse by Michael Isaac Stein:

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ACLU: TSA Tests See-Through Scanners on Public in New York’s Penn Station

ACLU: TSA Tests See-Through Scanners on Public in New York’s Penn Station by Rashida Richardson, New York Civil Liberties Union & Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project:

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Forbes: The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence

Forbes: The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence by Thomas Fox-Brewster: In what appears to be a major breakthrough for law enforcement, and a possible privacy problem for Apple customers, a major U.S. government contractor claims … Continue reading

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Daily Beast: Fitbit Could Prove a Man’s Innocence. Google Could Send Another to Prison for Murder

Daily Beast: Fitbit Could Prove a Man’s Innocence. Google Could Send Another to Prison for Murder by Kate Briquelet: A troubled boyfriend. A hard-drinking felon. And a young mom bludgeoned to death steps from her own home. Now smart technologies … Continue reading

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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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