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machine learning

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.
Rose Eveleth
10.29.18
machines

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.
Joseph Cox
9.16.16
NYC

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.
Janus Rose
5.21.16
police

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.
Janus Rose
5.18.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
River Donaghey
12.16.15
crime & drugs

Raw Coverage of the Eric Garner Protests in New York

Protesters have put out a call to converge on the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting event.
VICE News
12.4.14
americas

NYCLU: Justice in New York Is Available Only to Those Who Can Afford It

For many poor New Yorkers, the constitutionally protected right to an attorney is just a pipe dream, according to a civil liberties lawsuit and report.
Alice Speri
9.17.14
defense & security

Civil Liberties Groups Support Facebook's Fight to Limit Government Access to User Data

The NYCLU and ACLU filed briefs backing the company's case against the Manhattan District Attorney's warrant for access to 381 accounts.
Mary Emily O'Hara
8.10.14
americas

A Chokehold Didn’t Kill Eric Garner, Your Disrespect for the NYPD Did

In an angry press conference, police union reps pretty much blamed everyone but police officers for the choking death of Eric Garner.
Alice Speri
8.6.14
americas

NYC School Cops Are Putting Kids on the Fast Route to Prison

New York City's teens aren't better behaved during summer than winter, they're just less surveilled by controversial school safety officers.
Alice Speri
6.23.14
prisons

Another Mentally Ill Man Meets a Gruesome Death in Rikers Island Jail

Bradley Ballard, a prisoner at New York’s Rikers Island jail, was found in horrific conditions in his solitary cell in September 2013.
Alice Speri
5.22.14