Congresswomen to Propose Ban on Facial Recognition in Public Housing
Yvette Clarke, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley plan to propose a federal law banning the technology this week, citing concerns over privacy and bias.
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As Authoritarian Governments Surveil the Internet, Open Source Projects Decide How to Respond
Kazakhstan is telling citizens to download a cryptographic certificate, letting authorities monitor their traffic. Mozilla and Wikimedia are discussing how to respond from afar.
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Vigilante Hacker ‘Phineas Fisher’ Denies Working for the Russian Government
In a new book, a veteran cybersecurity reporter wrote that the infamous hacker who embarrassed surveillance vendors FinFisher and Hacking Team may be a Russian government agent. We caught up with Phineas Fisher and broke down the evidence.
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Data Broker LocationSmart Will Fight Class Action Lawsuit Over Selling AT&T Data
Earlier this week the EFF and a law firm filed a class action lawsuit against AT&T and two data brokers. Now one of those data companies says it'll fight the lawsuit.
How Palantir's Spy Tool for Cops Works
On this week’s CYBER, we map out how the secretive Silicon Valley company influences the very technological landscape of the modern world.
Oakland Becomes Third U.S. City to Ban Facial Recognition
Oakland just joined San Francisco, CA and Somerville, MA in banning the use of facial recognition.
Amazon Is Using Prime Day to Lock People into a Giant Surveillance Network
Amazon is offering 30 to 40 percent discounts on Ring surveillance products for Prime Day. Think carefully about these products before going through with a purchase.
Revealed: This Is Palantir’s Top-Secret User Manual for Cops
Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individuals.
300 Californian Cities Secretly Have Access to Palantir
Company contracts with a fusion center reveal that nearly 8 million people in northern California are subject to Palantir surveillance tools, a Motherboard investigation finds.
Chinese Antivirus Companies Don’t Flag Chinese Border Malware
After a joint investigation found China installing malware on tourists’ phones, several antivirus companies started flagging the app. Several Chinese companies did not, however.
Why Protesters Want Palantir to #disarmICE
For many, Palantir has been the backbone of ICE’s operations for too long.
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Amazon Provided Police with 'Heat Maps' of Package Theft for Sting Operation
Amazon created package loss data heat maps and performed “data analysis” that helped a police department plan and carry out a package theft sting operation.