Surveil-links: Maine, Location, North Carolina, Schools, Oracle, and iOS
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
#142: The Defund Police Movement Takes Aim at Fusion Centers and Mass Surveillance April 21, 2021 | The Intercept by Alice Speri | ~2816 words #143: 'Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act' Would Ban Clearview and Warrantless Location Data Purchases April 21, 2021 | Motherboard by Joseph Cox | ~1097 words #144: NC lawmakers want to give police even more power to track your phone without a warrant April 21, 2021 | The News & Observer by Will Doran and Danielle Battaglia | ~700 words #145: ‘High-Surveillance’ Schools Lead to More Suspensions, Lower Achievement April 21, 2021 | Education Week b ..read more
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Surveil-links: iPhones, Biometrics, FLoC, New Zealand, and Russia
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
#136: The FBI wanted to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. It turned to a little-known Australian firm. April 14, 2021 | Washington Post by Ellen Nakashima and Reed Albergotti | ~2203 words #137: MEPs call for European AI rules to ban biometric surveillance in public April 15, 2021 | TechCrunch by Natasha Lomas | ~741 words #138: Nobody is flying to join Google’s FLoC April 16, 2021 | The Verge by Dieter Bohn | ~1603 words #139: Police call in experts to advise on facial recognition technology April 16, 2021 | RNZ Morning Report | 5:04 (audio) #140: Russia’s surveillance state still d ..read more
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Surveil-links: Backyards, Cameras, Proctorio, Tennessee, and Cohorts
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
#130: Can police spy on you without a warrant? Colorado Supreme Court to consider modern surveillance techniques April 6, 2021 | The Denver Post by Shelly Bradbury | ~656 words #131: Public forum: Mixed reaction to York City surveillance system proposal April 6, 2021 | York Dispatch by Logan Hullinger | ~618 words #132: Proctorio Is Using Racist Algorithms to Detect Faces April 8, 2021 | Motherboard by Todd Feathers | ~691 words #133: Bill would expand surveillance on Tennessee interstates April 9, 2021 | News Channel 5 Nashville by Cole Johnson | ~165 words #134: Am I FLoCed? A New Site to Te ..read more
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Bonus: The Movement to Ban Surveillance Advertising
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
In surveil-link #120 I highlighted a Wired article reporting on the group behind the website bansurveillanceadvertising.com. A coalition of organizations posted an open letter to the website calling on law makers to ban trageting advertisements shown to a user based on their behavior, browsing habits, purchase history, etc. The business model, perhaps most famously used by Facebook and Google, has recently come under intense scrutiny in both the public and private sectors. Apple soon will roll out prompts on iOS devices asking if a user wants to allow apps to track them. The planned feature ha ..read more
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Surveil-links: Union Busting, Lobbying, NSA, Capitol Raid, and Emotions
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
#125: Fired, interrogated, disciplined: Amazon warehouse organizers allege year of retaliation March 30, 2021 | NBC News By Olivia Solon and April Glaser | ~3086 words #126: The Little-Known Data Broker Industry Is Spending Big Bucks Lobbying Congress April 1, 2021 | The Markup by Alfred Ng and Maddy Varner | ~2123 words #127: Mind the Gap: How the NSA might use SolarWinds campaign to do warrantless spying April 1, 2020 | Zero Day by Kim Zetter | ~2,721 words #128: How America’s surveillance networks helped the FBI catch the Capitol mob April 2, 2021 | The Washington Post by Drew Harwell and C ..read more
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Surveil-links: Advertising, Chinese Regulation, Administrative Subpoenas, Fixing Loopholes, and New Orleans
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
#120: This Group Wants to ‘Ban Surveillance Advertising’ #121: China to ban apps from collecting excessive user data starting May 1 #122: This is what happens when ICE asks Google for your user information 123: T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T Stop SMS Hijacks After Motherboard Investigation 124: How Musicians and Sex Workers Beat Facial Recognition in New Orleans ..read more
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Surveil-links: TikTok, Clearview, Private Investigators, Racial Bias, and Amazon Drivers
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
#114: TikTok wants to keep tracking iPhone users with state-backed workaround #115: Your Face Is Not Your Own #116: Tabloid Hired Gun Tells of Shady Hunt for Meghan Markle Scoops #117: York NAACP mulling public forum, polling about city surveillance proposal #118: For this Amazon van driver, AI surveillance was the final straw #119: True police reform requires regulating surveillance tech, San Jose ..read more
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'You shouldn't be able to buy your way around the Fourth Amendment'
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
A conversation with Albert Fox Cahn from the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project. I have one small favor to ask. I've been writing this newsletter for about two months now and I'm still trying to figure out exactly where to take it, what the right release cadence is, and what not. I need your help to figure that out. I have a short, five question survey that will take you two minutes to fill out but would help me tremendously. You can find it at surveillance.today/survey. You can reference the sources cited at surveil.link/113 ..read more
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Actvists sue Thomson Reuters for 'Detailed Cradle-to-Grave Dossiers'
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
The plaintiffs and attorneys leverage California common law to enact privacy changes. View the sources cited in this episode at surveil.link/112 ..read more
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Google's Privacy Slip Ups Could Cost Them $5 Billion
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by Ethan Gregory Dodge
1y ago
How one judge thinks the tech giant hasn't been entirely truthful with their users about surveillance. To view all the sources cited in this episode, visit surveil.link/111 ..read more
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