Filed Under: “Privacy”

After massive public outcry, IRS ditches plans for facial recognition

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Federal lawmakers joined with advocacy groups that argued requiring biometric information to access records online is a “creepy and disturbing strike” at privacy and security


U.S. forces reportedly left behind biometric data that could endanger former Afghan allies

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Abandoned biometric data could allow the Taliban to easily identify Afghans who helped American forces, was collecting it worth it?


Big technology companies have too much power over society, but fixing the problem is possible

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Tech giants took advantage of a regulatory environment that centralized power and allowed monopoly


If you build it, they will come: Apple is creating a surveillance framework that governments everywhere will abuse

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Apple says its new child safety content scanners won’t be abused by governments, but history shows that promise is unlikely to prove true


I used to think facial recognition in policing was no big deal — until I was wrongfully arrested because of it

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Facial recognition software isn’t reliable and often enables racism


Supreme Court: You can’t sue corporations for wrongfully labeling you a terrorist

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Being falsely slandered as a terrorist by credit score companies has huge consequences for anyone, but in a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS prohibited lawsuits against them


Amazon Sidewalk is the tech giant’s latest surveillance capitalism endeavor

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The Seattle-based tech company is trying to build its own private surveillance infrastructure


The Department of Justice sued an imaginary cow, but it’s no laughing matter

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Conspiracy-promoting congressman Devin Nunes appears to have enlisted the federal government to help him discover the identities of people ridiculing him on the internet


New bill would prohibit government from using private data collectors to evade privacy laws

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‘Intelligence and law enforcement agencies must come to understand that the American people are off-limits to warrantless mass surveillance, no matter how it is done.’


Tinder and OkCupid promise background check feature for daters

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As single people begin seeing the end of covid restrictions, dating sites are beginning to address safety concerns.


 

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