Sep 222020
 September 22, 2020  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Tim Cushing writes: The legal fight over Baltimore’s aerial surveillance system continues. Airplanes armed with powerful cameras fly constantly over the city, allowing law enforcement to view the movements of people and vehicles over a 32-square mile area. The resolution may be high (192 million megapixels) but the area covered [Read More…]

Sep 212020
 September 21, 2020  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Zack Whittaker reports: A Senate bill that would compel tech companies to build backdoors to allow law enforcement access to encrypted devices and data would be “very dangerous” for Americans, said a leading House Democrat. […] Senate Republicans in June introduced their latest “lawful access” bill, renewing previous efforts to force tech [Read More…]

Sep 192020
 September 19, 2020  Posted by  Online, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

 The Rutherford Institute has issued a precautionary “opt out” letter as a means by which families whose children are taking part in remote learning / virtual classes might assert their Fourth Amendment privacy rights and guard against intrusive government surveillance posed by remote learning technologies. The Institute released its model “Parental [Read More…]