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Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Last week, a few major tech companies informed the public that they will not provide facial recognition software to law enforcement. These companies are concerned about the way in which their technology might be used. What happens when software that threatens our privacy falls into the hands of organization which we no longer trust? In general, being awar
Publish At:2020-06-18 13:50 | Read:436 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence Privacy ACLU AI amazon biometrics EF

Clearview AI facial recogition sued again – this time by ACLU

byPaul DucklinThe facial recognition company that everyone – or at least a large chunk of everyone – loves to hate, Clearview AI, is to get yet another day, and perhaps very much longer than that, in a Chicago courtroom.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), together with four community organisations based in the US state of Illinois, has bro
Publish At:2020-05-29 14:24 | Read:467 | Comments:0 | Tags:ACLU biometrics Clearview Clearview AI facial recognition su

Homeland Security sued over secretive use of face recognition

byLisa VaasThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over its failure to cough up details about its use of facial recognition at airports.Along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the powerful civil rights group filed the suit in New York on Thursday. Besides the DHS, the suit was also filed against US
Publish At:2020-03-13 08:48 | Read:774 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Law & order ACLU airports American Civil

EFF, ACLU, Other NGOs Urging U.N. to Create Privacy Watchdog

A coalition of 63 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world are calling on national governments to support the establishment of a special rapporteur on the right to privacy within the United Nations.According to U.N. documents, special rapporteurs (also known as special procedures) are appointed by the Human Rights Council and operate as in
Publish At:2015-03-06 00:45 | Read:3514 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy ACLU EFF United Nations

New security flaws in the SS7 protocol allow hackers to spy on phone users

German researchers have announced the discovery of news security flaws in SS7 protocol that could be exploited by an attacker to spy on private phone calls. A team of German researchers has discovered security flaws that be exploited by a threat actor to spy on private phone calls and intercept text messages on a large scale,
Publish At:2014-12-19 11:20 | Read:5582 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Security ACLU American Civil Liberties Union eavesdr

Civil liberties advocates, bookstores, publishers sue to stop anti revenge porn law

Those seeking to outlaw revenge porn in the US are now battling a coalition of free-speech advocates who claim the existing laws were thrown together so shabbily, they could arguably be used to criminalize a host of non-vengeful innocents who handle nude images: libraries, booksellers, college professors or breastfeeding educators, for example. The plaintiff
Publish At:2014-10-03 04:10 | Read:9968 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order Privacy ACLU first amendment revenge po

ITsecurity Daily News: 10/01/2014

ITsecurity Daily News: 10/01/2014 The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Wednesday, October 1, 2014.If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com.NewsPapers/Rep
Publish At:2014-10-01 08:40 | Read:6280 | Comments:0 | Tags:News ACLU DoJ FBI FT Holder Interpol LulzSec Microsoft NSA T

Congress Urged to Update ECPA with Email Prvacy Protection

A coalition of digital rights groups and electronic privacy advocates are urging both houses of Congress to consider updating the Electronic Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA), which they claim is an archaic law exploited by the government to obtain the contents of emails without first obtaining a probable cause warrant. The coalition penned a pair of letters, one f
Publish At:2014-09-12 01:40 | Read:4245 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Privacy ACLU Congress ECPA EFF Email privacy priv

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