The Real Dangers of Surveillance

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How citizens and authorities respond to one another during large-scale protests — including how they use technology as a tool in the battle — can say a lot about trust in the entire polit..

A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario’

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the facial recognition start-up Clearview AI, which claims to have helped hundreds of law enforcement agencies use online photos to solve crimes, accusing the company of “unlawful, privacy-destroying surveillance activities.”
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Eager to Corral the Coronavirus, U.K. Tests a Disputed Tracing App

Eager to Corral the Coronavirus, U.K. Tests a Disputed Tracing AppThe British government’s tool to track infected people puts it at odds with Apple and Google on privacy.
Cyclists keeping distance in London last week. The government is moving forward with an app designed to track..

A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm

A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No HarmDozens of tracking apps for smartphones are being used or developed to help contain the coronavirus pandemic. But there are worries about privacy and hastily written software.
Gov. Douglas Burgum of North Dakota asked a friend, a software ..

Can Our Phones Stop a Pandemic?

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Developing: On Friday, Apple and Google said they were building software into smartphones that could tell people if they were in recent contact with someone who was infected with the viru..