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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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