New York City to require police to disclose all surveillance technology

by • 3 months ago

The City Council passed a bill requiring the NYPD to provide the public with explanations of all surveillance technologies it uses to snoop on New Yorkers.

Digital privacy concerns will follow Sidewalk Labs to next venture, says former consultant

by • 4 months ago

Sidewalk Labs backed out of its "smart neighborhood" project in Toronto, but Ann Cavoukian said its flagrant misreading of the public's privacy concerns may continue to haunt the company.

Utah AG suspends contract with surveillance firm founded by former Klan member

by • 5 months ago

The state halted its work with the technology firm Banjo after its founder, Damien Patton, was revealed to have once been a member of the KKK.

Coronavirus has cities turning to trusted tech, not surveillance pilots

by • 6 months ago

Privacy advocates are concerned the pandemic could give rise to new surveillance technology, but city officials say they're sticking with the technology they know for now.

Cleveland launches citywide network to control cameras, streetlights

by • 1 year ago

A $35 million system will remotely control thousands of surveillance cameras and streetlights, preparing for “more advanced, future-ready smart city applications."

Facial recognition technology is here to stay, say analysts

by • 1 year ago

Recent bans of the surveillance technology are popping up around the country, but the consensus is that facial recognition will stick around.

California will audit police use of automated license plate readers

by • 1 year ago

The state auditor will investigate the technology used by police statewide, including detailed examinations of a handful of agencies, including the LAPD.

Map reveals more than 2,700 surveillance cameras in San Francisco

by • 2 years ago

The civil-liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained the locations of cameras used across San Francisco as the city contemplates its use of surveillance technology.

Bill allowing police drones to watch parties almost passes in Illinois

by • 2 years ago

The state assembly narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have permitted unprecedented use of drones over both public and private gatherings.