Facing Tomorrow's High-Tech School Surveillance
Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students’ faces could be the not-too-distant future for schools across America and beyond.
NYPD Says Talking About Its IMSI Catchers Would Make Them Vulnerable to Hacking
The police department refuses to say which models it uses in an FOI tussle with the NYCLU.
NYPD Sued After Refusing to Reveal Its Stingray Surveillance Budget
Privacy advocates are suing the secretive police department to find out how much it’s spending on cellphone surveillance devices.
Rochester Police Used A $200,000 Stingray To Track Gang Members
Police have used the once-secret counterterrorism tools for pretty much everything except terrorism.
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New York Just Struck a Deal to Rein in Solitary Confinement in State Prisons
4,000 inmates are currently housed in six-by-ten-foot cells for 23 hours a day. A $62 million settlement and promised reforms should begin to change that.