Todd Feathers

facial-recognition

Las Vegas Cops Used ‘Unsuitable’ Facial Recognition Photos To Make Arrests

Records obtained by Motherboard show the police department used sub-par images in almost half of its facial recognition searches, increasing the chance of misidentifying suspects.
Todd Feathers
8.7.20
algorithms

U.K. Immigration Lawyers Fought a Racist Algorithm and Won

In the first case of its kind, the U.K. government has stopped using an automated system that discriminated against visa applicants based on their nationality.
Todd Feathers
8.5.20
emotion surveillance

Car Companies Want to Monitor Your Every Move With Emotion-Detecting AI

In-car camera systems are being marketed as a safety feature, but their creators' ambitions go beyond alerting drowsy drivers.
Todd Feathers
7.27.20
SURVEILLANCE

This Company is Selling Bizarre and Expensive Spy Equipment to Police

Motherboard obtained a secret catalog of surveillance tools advertising covert recording devices disguised as energy drinks, vapes, t-shirts, and more.
Todd Feathers
7.16.20
SURVEILLANCE

Definitely Don’t Download The FBI’s Fitness App During Quarantine

With millions isolating at home, the Bureau has been pushing a suspicious app that accesses your phone's location and other sensitive data.
Todd Feathers
3.25.20
facial-recognition

Researchers Want to Protect Your Selfies From Facial Recognition

'Fawkes' may be the most advanced system yet for fooling facial recognition tech like Clearview AI—until the algorithms catch up.
Todd Feathers
3.9.20
Algorithmic Bias

This Company Is Using Racially-Biased Algorithms to Select Jurors

Momus Analytics' predictive scoring system is using race to grade potential jurors on vague qualities like "leadership" and "personal responsibility."
Todd Feathers
3.3.20
school surveillance

‘Weapon Detecting AI’ is Now Scanning Students in South Carolina Schools

Fearing school shootings, two districts have become the first in the country to replace metal detectors with body scanners from a company called Evolv Technology.
Todd Feathers
2.25.20
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
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