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…]

Dec 012020
 December 1, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

From Papers, Please! Last December we called attention to plans  by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to require mug shots of all travelers entering or leaving the US by air or sea, including US citizens. Within days, CBP issued a press release falsely accusing us of incorrectly reporting  the official CBP notice of its [Read More…]

Nov 292020
 November 29, 2020  Posted by  Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

Libby Cohen reports: Thermal imaging thermometers are popping up all over the country as a method of trying to mitigate COVID-19, but data and privacy concerns have been raised as some of the devices scan individual’s faces to check their temperature. […] Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP) Executive Director Albert Fox [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…]