Dec 032020
 
 December 3, 2020  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

From the good folks at EPIC.org: Documents obtained by Motherboard show that a key vendor of school-based facial recognition tools lied to school officials about the accuracy rate and racial bias of its surveillance product. The records reveal that SN Technologies’ AEGIS system misidentifies black students at alarmingly high rates and mistakes objects like [Read More…]

Nov 282020
 
 November 28, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Kevin Shalvey reports: Amazon customers are being automatically opted in to Sidewalk, a feature set to launch later this year that the company says will connect Alexa devices to nearby WiFi networks, even those owned by someone else. […] Anticipating privacy concerns, Amazon published a research paper detailing the technology behind Sidewalk [Read More…]

Nov 282020
 
 November 28, 2020  Posted by  Business, Court, U.S.

Jake Holland reports: School bus provider First Student Inc. argues a proposed biometric privacy class action filed against the company should be transferred to Illinois federal court because that court has original jurisdiction over the civil action. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has jurisdiction under the [Read More…]