Instagram

Clueless Celebrities Are Making an Instagram Hoax Go Viral

Countless users are sharing a version of an Instagram post that falsely claims the platform will “disclose" after an unspecified time “tomorrow.”
Caroline Haskins
9 hours ago
Palantir

ICE Just Renewed Its Contract With Palantir

Despite organized protests around the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement just renewed its contract with Peter Thiel’s data aggregation and surveillance company.
Caroline Haskins
a day ago
ring

Cities Asked Ring to Share ‘Registry Lists’ of Customers Who Bought Surveillance Cameras

Police want the names and addresses of people who own Ring cameras so they can tap into a private surveillance network.
Caroline Haskins
a day ago
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Is the First Candidate to Call for Ban on Facial Recognition

The Democratic candidate for president published a criminal justice overhaul plan on Sunday which called, among other things, for a ban on the government use of facial recognition.
Caroline Haskins
2 days ago
ring

Police Promised Witnesses Free Ring Surveillance Cameras If They Testified Against Neighbors

The police department of El Monte, CA started a “Ring Reward Program” about a month before it entered a partnership with Ring.
Caroline Haskins
8.15.19
TikTok

TikTok Users Are Inventing Wild Theories to Explain Its Mysterious Algorithm

No one knows how TikTok’s For You page algorithm works, so users have taken it upon themselves to construct their own theories.
Caroline Haskins
8.15.19
ring

Ring Told People to Snitch on Their Neighbors in Exchange for Free Stuff

Ring helped people form private ‘Digital Neighborhood Watches’ where they report ‘suspicious activity’ in exchange for free Ring products and discounts, according to a presentation obtained by Motherboard.
Caroline Haskins
8.9.19
ring

Ring Partnerships With Police Are ‘Troubling,’ Home Security Lobbyists Say

Home security trade organization The Monitoring Association said that it is troubled by reports of Ring partnerships with law enforcement that are designed to promote Ring products.
Caroline Haskins
8.9.19
ring

New Map Reveals That At Least 231 Cities Have Partnered With Ring

An interactive map, researched and compiled as a personal project by an incoming college senior, gives the most comprehensive view of Ring’s partnerships with law enforcement to date.
Caroline Haskins
8.8.19
ring

Everything You Need to Know About Ring, Amazon’s Surveillance Camera Company

How does Ring partner with police? Are there privacy concerns with Ring doorbells? What is the Neighbors app? This, and other things we’ve learned from 1,800 pages of public records.
Caroline Haskins
8.8.19
amazon

Revealed: The Secret Scripts Amazon Gives to Cops to Promote Ring Surveillance Cameras

Documents obtained by Motherboard reveal that Ring provides 46 standardized comments that cops can post on social media, and several documents with scripted responses to possible questions from the public.
Caroline Haskins
8.6.19
ring

Amazon Is Coaching Cops on How to Obtain Surveillance Footage Without a Warrant

Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company, is teaching police how to convince residents to share camera footage with them.
Caroline Haskins
8.5.19
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