Feb 282021
 
 February 28, 2021  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Jeffrey S. Solochek and Kathleen McGrory report: A national philanthropic organization has stopped funding the Pasco school district, citing concerns over the practice of sharing sensitive student data with police first reported by the Tampa Bay Times. The school district already had received $1.8 million for teacher training and instructional materials from [Read More…]

Feb 282021
 
 February 28, 2021  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Kashmir Hill reports: Though police have been using facial recognition technology for the last two decades to try to identify unknown people in their investigations, the practice of putting the majority of Americans into a perpetual photo lineup has gotten surprisingly little attention from lawmakers and regulators. Until now. […] A police reform bill that [Read More…]

Feb 282021
 
 February 28, 2021  Posted by  Youth & Schools

Louis C. Hochman reports: Montclair public schools are piloting a tool that would let teachers monitor students’ online activities, message students and even close students’ browser tabs when logged into their district accounts. The initiative is prompted by staff recommendations, and a need to keep students safe online, schools Superintendent [Read More…]