Todd Feathers

mass surveillance

California Police Have Been Illegally Sharing License Plate Reader Data

A major audit found that California cops shared data on the movements of millions of drivers without having policies in place, disregarding state law.
Todd Feathers
2.13.20
SURVEILLANCE

Do Ring Cameras Violate Wiretapping Laws? New Hampshire Is About to Find Out

Prosecutors want to use audio captured by one of Amazon's home surveillance cameras as evidence in an unprecedented case.
Todd Feathers
1.30.20
encryption

Government Report Reveals Its Favorite Way to Hack iPhones, Without Backdoors

Feds are once again demanding encryption backdoors, but its own data shows it can extract data from phones without them.
Todd Feathers
1.28.20
mass surveillance

Ubiquitous Surveillance Cameras Are Changing Our Understanding of Human Behavior

Surveillance footage is providing new insights into how humans interact in public. But should scientists be able to see it?
Todd Feathers
1.17.20
SpaceX

SpaceX Is Lobbying Against Amazon’s Internet-Beaming Satellites

Amazon is trying to get a waiver to FCC rules that companies like SpaceX and OneWeb had to follow.
Todd Feathers
12.19.19
spyware

Schools Spy on Kids to Prevent Shootings, But There's No Evidence It Works

Spyware like GoGuardian, Bark, and Gaggle are monitoring students’ internet habits, both on and off school grounds.
Todd Feathers
12.4.19
algorithms

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays

Fooled by gibberish and highly susceptible to human bias, automated essay-scoring systems are being increasingly adopted, a Motherboard investigation has found
Todd Feathers
8.20.19