Jun 252019
 June 25, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

By Jack Gillum and Jeff Kao of NPR.  Co-published with Wired. They recommend using headphones while reading this article: Ariella Russcol specializes in drama at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, New York, and the senior’s performance on this April afternoon didn’t disappoint. While the library is [Read More…]

Jun 212019
 June 21, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Mike Maharrey writes: Today, the New York Assembly passed a bill that would ban facial recognition technology in the state’s schools. The proposed law would not only help protect privacy in New York, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Assm. Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster)  introduced Assembly Bill [Read More…]

Jun 212019
 June 21, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Youth & Schools

Thomas Brewster reports: Investigators at the FBI and the DHS have failed to conceal minor victims’ identities in court documents where they disclosed a combination of teenagers’ initials and their Facebook identifying numbers—a unique code linked to Facebook accounts. Forbes discovered it was possible to quickly find their real names [Read More…]

Jun 202019
 June 20, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Jeremy Bauer-Wolf reports: Tom Bensky was frustrated. The physics professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, had tried every way he could think of to take attendance efficiently in his large classes. He used a good old-fashioned sign-in sheet. He attempted a bar code system, where he would [Read More…]