Jan 122022
 January 12, 2022  Posted by  Misc

A selection of some of the news items posted on MassPrivateI this week: Vaccine Passports Are Here to Stay. Why Worry? “The surveillance technologies of the War on Contagion are inherited from the War on Terror, and the software is encoded with the same forever-war mentality: Both fight risk rather [Read More…]

Dec 142021
 December 14, 2021  Posted by  Misc

Jennifer Johnson, Layth Elhassani, Jayne Ponder, Andrew Longhi, Tyler Holbrook, Lindsay Brewer, James Yoon, and Nira Pandya of Covington and Burling write: As 2021 comes to a close, we will be sharing the key legislative and regulatory updates for artificial intelligence (“AI”), the Internet of Things (“IoT”), connected and automated [Read More…]

Dec 072021
 December 7, 2021  Posted by  Misc

It’s easy to miss news during the holidays. Thanks to Joe Cadillic, who keeps compiling links to help us all stay informed.  Here’s a smattering from his most recent round-up: “Freedom to Travel Act of 2021” introduced in Congress: https://papersplease.org/wp/2021/11/22/freedom-to-travel-act-of-2021-introduced-in-congress/ House Passes Bill To Fund Federal Vaccination Database: [T]he government [Read More…]

Nov 242021
 November 24, 2021  Posted by  Misc

20 Years After Patriot Act, Surveillance of Arabs and Muslims Is Relentless: https://truthout.org/articles/20-years-after-patriot-act-surveillance-of-arabs-and-muslims-is-relentless/ Can The Feds Hide Its Misdeeds On Muslim Surveillance As ‘State Secrets’? https://reason.com/2021/11/17/can-the-government-hide-its-misdeeds-as-state-secrets/ OnlyFans improperly scanned faces of content creators to verify ID, age: https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/612133315-il-biometrics-class-action-onlyfans-improperly-scanned-faces-of-content-creators-to-verify-id-age Coalition Tells Supreme Court to Hear Warrantless Pole Camera Surveillance Case: https://epic.org/epic-coalition-tell-supreme-court-to-hear-warrantless-pole-camera-surveillance-case/ [Read More…]