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Military-intelligence outfit Mitre at center of US digital vaccine passport push:
https://thegrayzone.com/2021/10/26/cloak-dagger-military-intelligence-digital-vaccine-passport/
https://thegrayzone.com/2021/10/19/health-wealth-digital-passports-surveillance-capitalism/

Other news about vaccination and surveillance:

California Shuts Down 2nd. In-N-Out Burger For Refusing To Be “Vaccination Police For Government”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/26/contra-costa-county-california-shuts-down-in-n-out/

Parents Reported to Child Services for Keeping Unvaccinated Kids Home:
https://theintercept.com/2021/10/25/covid-unvaccinated-kids-child-services/

If Courts Won’t Protect People’s Phones At The Border, Congress Needs To Act Now:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211022/19174247799/if-courts-wont-protect-peoples-phones-border-congress-needs-to-act-now.shtml

Surveillance when flying:

Airlines turn to facial recognition ahead of holiday rush:
https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Travel/airlines-turn-facial-recognition-technology-ahead-holiday-rush/story?id=80799460

Delta Air Lines partners with TSA PreCheck to launch facial recognition baggage drops:
https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/27/delta-air-lines-partners-with-tsa-precheck-to-launch-biometrics-based-bag-drops/

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Delta Air Lines use Pangiam facial recognition to ID passengers:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferleighparker/2021/10/27/first-look-delta-tsa-launch-facial-recognition-at-atlanta-airport

Clearview AI Is So Toxic Even Other Surveillance Tech Purveyors Want Nothing To Do With It:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211021/19425747792/clearview-is-so-toxic-even-other-surveillance-tech-purveyors-want-nothing-to-do-with-it.shtml

Postal Service files motion to dismiss facial recognition privacy lawsuit:

The Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) program uses biometrics as well as a social media surveillance platform called Zignal.
https://www.postaltimes.com/postalnews/u-s-postal-service-asks-for-facial-recognition-suit-to-be-dismissed/
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/usps-uses-facial-recognition-and-fake-identities-to-snoop-on-americans/ar-BB1gUnYA

Private Tech Companies Are Making Law Enforcement’s AI Problem Even Worse (Facial Recognition, Predictive Policing, Shotspotter):
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211017/13153647764/private-tech-companies-are-making-law-enforcements-opacity-problem-even-worse.shtml

And even more on facial recognition:

American Green Expands into Florida with Two AG Xpress CBD Facial Recognition Vending Machines:
https://americangreen.com/american-green-inc-otcerbb-expands-into-florida-with-two-ag-xpress-cbd-facial-recognition-vending-machines-for-simon-premium-outlet-mall-st-augustine-florida/American Green Introduces the First Cannabis and CBD Vending Machine That Uses Facial Recognition to ID Customers:
https://americangreen.com/american-green-inc-otcerbb-introduces-the-first-cannabis-and-cbd-vending-machine-that-can-positively-identify-over-21-customers/

University of Wisconsin–Madison renews its contract with facial recognition “Honorlock” for another year:
https://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2021/10/uw-madison-renews-its-contract-with-honorlock-for-another-year

AI Surveillance Masked As Covid-19 Precautions Prompt Backlash On College Campuses:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-precautions-prompt-backlash-on-college-campuses-11634376600

Resisting the Menace of Facial Recognition:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/10/resisting-menace-face-recognition

TikTok Dodges Questions About Facial Recognition Data Collection of Youths in Senate Hearing:
https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/26/tiktok-dodges-questions-about-biometric-data-collection-in-senate-hearing/
TikTok Executive Won’t Say Whether China Can Access American’s Facial Recognition Data:
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/tiktok-executive-wont-say-whether-china-can-access-american-user-data/

authID.ai wants companies to replace passwords with their facial recognition:
https://authid.ai/press-releases/authid-ai-challenges-the-industry-to-replace-one-time-passwords-with-facial-biometric-authentication-solution

Appeals court refuses to hear constitutional challenge to the government’s warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens:
“The Ninth Circuit said it will not rehear a long-running constitutional challenge to the federal government’s warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens. No court has yet ruled on whether the government should be allowed to spy on its citizens’ phone and internet communications. First filed in 2008, the class action was brought by five Americans who claimed they were swept up in the NSA’s domestic spying dragnet and sought a declaration that such surveillance programs are illegal and unconstitutional.”
https://www.courthousenews.com/ninth-circuit-bows-out-of-nsa-spying-case/

Your browser can tell websites how to treat your data. But companies didn’t have to listen — until now:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/26/global-privacy-control-firefox/

Mozilla Firefox Blocks Malicious Add-Ons Installed by 455K Users:
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/10/25/securing-the-proxy-api-for-firefox-add-ons/

College Students’ Attitudes Toward Data Privacy:
“In some cases, businesses and other data holders have used their perception of a changing social norm regarding data privacy to justify lax practices, by claiming that the younger generation finds current privacy protections to be sufficient. Yet, headlines proclaiming lack of privacy concerns often do not reflect how little evidence supports this assumption.”
https://studentprivacycompass.org/resource/higheredvoices2021/

Student Privacy Primer:
https://studentprivacycompass.org/resource/student-privacy-primer/

University of California to publish database of how it uses AI:
https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/uc-adopts-recommendations-for-the-responsible-use-of-artificial-intelligence

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