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…]

Dec 032020
 
 December 3, 2020  Posted by  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Josh Russell reports: Demanding to see the paper trail, the ACLU complained in federal court Wednesday that the Trump administration is staying mum about its efforts to track immigrants’ movements using cellphone location data. “While it has been widely reported that defendant agencies are acquiring this highly sensitive data without warrants, little [Read More…]

Dec 022020
 
 December 2, 2020  Posted by  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Wendy Davis writes: On May 20, 2019, a man wearing sunglasses, jeans and a reflective vest entered the Call Federal Credit Union in Midlothian, Virginia, brandished a gun and demanded cash. He made off with $195,000. Four months later, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted 24-year-old Okello Chatrie for the [Read More…]