The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling on Shaq to cancel his appearance at a police conference and to stop working with Ring.
Privacy ProjectThe @EFF wants to have a discussion with Ring spokesman Shaq about the company's "technology, its partnerships with law enforcement, and its negative impact on community and individual privacy rights," reports @bigblackjacobin in @motherboard@vice
It only takes two stickers to fool this Huawei system
Privacy Project"Knowing there’s a way around the machines tracking our whereabouts is a small comfort that the panopticon is not infallible — even if it means wearing QR codes on our faces," writes @davegershgorn in @ozm
If the bill were a law during Facebook’s privacy scandals, Mark Zuckerberg would face jail time, Sen. Ron Wyden says.
Privacy ProjectThe proposed legislation "would bring meaningful punishments for companies that violate people's data privacy, including larger fines and potential jail time for CEOs," writes @alfredwkng in @CNET
The benefits do not come close to outweighing the risks.
Privacy Project"We must ban facial recognition in both public and private sectors, before we grow so dependent on it that we accept its inevitable harms as necessary for 'progress,'" write @EvanSelinger and @hartzog
Amazon is marketing its facial recognition software to Florida police departments that are currently partnered with its home surveillance company, Ring—arrangements that allow police to request access to video footage captured by homeowners.
Privacy Project"Amazon has been pushing police departments to adopt its controversial face recognition software, Rekognition, while also helping them acquire access to footage taken by Ring’s doorbell cameras via its Neighbors app," writes @dellcam in @gizmodo
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the latest game from the company behind Pokémon Go, lets players harness the magic of their childhood to combat monsters and collect shimmering digital artifacts across their local neighborhoods. Niantic’s apps certainly...
Privacy ProjectAccording to a @kotaku investigation: "Today, when you use Wizards Unite or Pokémon Go or any of Niantic’s other apps, your every move is getting documented and stored—up to 13 times a minute," write @dmehro and @cecianasta
The US, UK and Australia are taking on Facebook in a bid to undermine the only method that protects our personal information, says US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden
Privacy ProjectIf William Barr’s "campaign is successful, the communications of billions will remain frozen in a state of permanent insecurity: users will be vulnerable by design," writes @Snowden in @guardianopinion
The company’s ‘pizza checker’ makes sure your order is right, but also pinpoints low performing stores
Privacy Project"The 'DOM Pizza Checker,' which was advertised to customers earlier this year, monitors employee efforts through an overhead device equipped with machine learning algorithms and sophisticated sensors," writes @SarahNEmerson in @ozm
Documents released by the Home Office show it was aware of problems with its website’s passport photo checking service for people with very dark or very light skin, but decided to use it regardless
Privacy Project"The UK government went ahead with a face-detection system for its passport photo checking service, despite knowing the technology failed to work well for people in some ethnic minorities," writes @adamvaughan_uk in @newscientist
Google allegedly scanned volunteers with dark skin tones in order to perfect the Pixel phone’s face-unlock technology.
Privacy Project"The data ownership idea is, fundamentally, limited: Even if we manage, with the help of Hughes or Yang or state legislatures, to negotiate a high price for our data, we’re still for sale," writes @sidneyfussell in @theatlantic
While the social media platform’s latest approach to facial recognition appears to respect user’s choices, the offer is so tainted we can’t…
Privacy Project"Facebook’s facial recognition policy may be legal but it fails the consentability standard by obscuring risk and corroding collective autonomy," write @EvanSelinger and @hartzog in @ozm