King County bans gov’t use of facial recognition software, Amazon says police now need to make a public request to access Ring doorbell videos, and the all-seeing eyes of New York’s 15,000 surveillance cameras.
US towns are buying Chinese surveillance tech tied to Uighur abuses, Clearview AI hit with a barrage of privacy complaints, and Pittsburgh police used facial recognition technology during BLM protests.
Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen, Pittsburgh police used Clearview facial recognition after BLM protests, and the current state of proposed biometric laws.
Biden withdraws Trump’s immigrant biometric data gathering policy, a data leak reveals the identities of Amazon review scammers, and shining a light on COINTELPRO’s dangerous legacy.
States push back against use of facial recognition by police, FISC rubber stamps mass surveillance under Section 702, and exploitation in the time of COVID.