Category: surveillance

Use Ring’s New Control Center to Block Police Requests 0

Use Ring’s New Control Center to Block Police Requests

Screenshot: David Murphy It feels like plenty of people aren’t going to ditch their expensive video-camera doorbells no matter what Ring does—either because they paid good money for one and they’re stubborn, or they...

How to Tell if Your College is Using Facial Recognition to Monitor People on Campus 0

How to Tell if Your College is Using Facial Recognition to Monitor People on Campus

Image: Shutterstock A growing number of college and universities have started using biometrics surveillance as a way to monitor students while they’re on campus. The problem is, not all of them are 100% upfront...

ACLU sues Homeland Security over ‘stingray’ cell phone surveillance 0

ACLU sues Homeland Security over ‘stingray’ cell phone surveillance

One of the largest civil liberties groups in the U.S. is suing two Homeland Security agencies for failing to turn over documents it requested as part of a public records request about a controversial...

DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens 0

DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens

Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving and departing the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks. In a filing, the department has...

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords 0

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their password that would unlock their devices. The state’s Supreme Court said compelling a password from...

Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights 0

Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights

Human rights charity Amnesty International is the latest to call for reform of surveillance capitalism — blasting the business models of “surveillance giants” Facebook and Google in a new report which warns the pair’s...

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed 0

Facebook could face billions in potential damages as court rules facial recognition lawsuit can proceed

Facebook is facing exposure to billions of dollars in potential damages as a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook’s arguments to halt a class action lawsuit claiming it illegally collected and stored the...

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