A court ruling ‘chalking’ illegal could make way for more privacy-invasive tech

A court ruling ‘chalking’ illegal could make way for more privacy-invasive tech

The city initially won but the U.S. Sixth Circuit Appeals Court reversed the decision, said that chalking is a form of trespass that requires a warrant, similar to attaching a tracker to a car to monitor its real-time location, according to the court’s ruling.

Court Says Using Chalk On Tires For Parking Enforcement Violates Constitution

Court Says Using Chalk On Tires For Parking Enforcement Violates Constitution

"Trespassing upon a privately-owned vehicle parked on a public street to place a chalk mark to begin gathering information to ultimately impose a government sanction is unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment," Taylor's lawyer, Philip Ellison, wrote in a court filing.

Sidewalk Labs’s ambitious smart city plans now face a legal battle

Sidewalk Labs’s ambitious smart city plans now face a legal battle

A civil liberties group in Canada is suing three tiers of government over potential privacy issues posed by Sidewalk Labs’s plan to develop a 12-acre smart city in Toronto , which will be approved or denied later this summer.

New York City’s algorithm task force is fracturing

New York City’s algorithm task force is fracturing

The city says specific examples are forthcoming As the first plan of its kind in the United States, the New York law established a model, and other local governments have launched similar programs in the time since.

Opinion | We Built An ‘Unbelievable’ (But Legal) Facial Recognition Machine

Opinion | We Built An ‘Unbelievable’ (But Legal) Facial Recognition Machine

It’s unclear whether the Domain Awareness System currently uses facial recognition, though the Police Department experimented with it in 2012, according to Clare Garvie, an associate at the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law School.

Public, Council Were in the Dark on Police Access to ‘Smart’ Streetlights

Public, Council Were in the Dark on Police Access to ‘Smart’ Streetlights

Lt. Jeffrey Jordon, who works with Police Chief David Nisleit on special projects, confirmed that outside law enforcement agencies have requested access to San Diego’s raw video footage too, but he declined to say which ones and for what purposes.

Feds Helping to Create 9,000 Spy Zones in U.S. Cities

Feds Helping to Create 9,000 Spy Zones in U.S. Cities

In three years, the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, will be transformed into a massive surveillance city equipped with facial recognition cameras, license plate readers and spying public Wi-Fi zones.

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Before this year there was only one jurisdiction that required businesses to accept cash: Massachusetts, which passed a law nearly 40 years ago.“The potential societal cost of a cashless economy I think outweighs the potential benefits for businesses,” said Ritchie Torres, a New York City councilman for the South Bronx who introduced the bill.

Are You Afraid of Google? BlackBerry Cofounder Jim Balsillie Says You Should Be

Are You Afraid of Google? BlackBerry Cofounder Jim Balsillie Says You Should Be

It’s likely to be a multiyear process, but Balsillie expects it will yield sweeping legislation similar to the EU’s recently enacted General Data Protection Regulation, which gives Europeans unprecedented control over how their personal information is collected and used, including the power to force companies to delete it.

Controversial Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange has been Arrested in London

Controversial Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange has been Arrested in London

If organizations like Wikileaks are ultimately destroyed, we run the risk of having stolen data being posted unredacted and to untrustworthy sources, increasing the collateral damage of such information.

Internet Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

Internet Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

The Federal Security Service, also known as the FSB, requires a post-collection court warrant to access the records of ordinary citizens, but they can begin surveillance efforts before they request the warrant.

Cities Can See Where You’re Taking That Scooter

Cities Can See Where You’re Taking That Scooter

Historically, cities do not receive information at this level of specificity for origins, destinations, and routes of individual trips; ride-hailing companies like Lyft and Uber have insisted on aggregating data before sharing it, if they do so at all.

Tech giants back bill that privacy advocates claim is toothless

Tech giants back bill that privacy advocates claim is toothless

We would take a step forward on both data privacy and face surveillance but Microsoft and other tech companies have had, undoubtedly, an outsized influence on this conversation just because they have a lot more lobbyists.

Free 'family tree' website shows your addresses, relatives and phone numbers

Free 'family tree' website shows your addresses, relatives and phone numbers

— Joining in on the current trend in genealogy and family tree websites, FamilyTreeNow lets you search anyone's name for free and get a list of known relatives, addresses, and phone numbers.

Sorry Amazon: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

Sorry Amazon: Philadelphia bans cashless stores

with 144 posters participating Share this story This week, Philadelphia's mayor signed a bill that would ban cashless retail stores, according to The Morning Call . The move makes Philadelphia the first major city to require that brick-and-mortar retail stores accept cash.

Beijing AI Targets “Hospital Scalpers”

Beijing AI Targets “Hospital Scalpers”

An AI system misunderstood a bus ad featuring Chinese billionaire Mingzhu Dong, falsely identifying her as a jaywalker Over 900 hospital scalpers were detained in Beijing last year as part of a citywide crackdown.

Verifying Software Signatures

Verifying Software Signatures

[3] In this instance, "other authentication systems" refers to: [4] Checking Digital Fingerprints of Signed Software [ edit ] Once a user has carefully: Then the file(s) signatures must be verified against the signing key.

500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data

500px reveals 2018 breach that exposed user data

According to the company the breach exposed users' first and last names, usernames, the email addresses they used to create their accounts, a hash of their passwords and their birthdates.

Does 2-Factor Authentication Stop Phishing Attacks?

Does 2-Factor Authentication Stop Phishing Attacks?

There are various methods that can be used to bypass 2-factor authentication, for instance, if a user is directed to a phishing page and enters their credentials, the hacker can then use those details in real-time to login to the legitimate site.

Facial Recognition Surveillance Now at a Privacy Tipping Point

Facial Recognition Surveillance Now at a Privacy Tipping Point

Facebook, for example, now uses AI-powered facial recognition software as part of its core social networking platform to identify people, while law enforcement agencies around the world have experimented with facial recognition surveillance cameras to reduce crime and improve public safety.

Technology won’t solve America’s mass school shooting dilemma

Technology won’t solve America’s mass school shooting dilemma

In the wake of the Parkland, Sandy Hook and other school shootings too numerous to mention, U.S. school districts and parents who pay the bills are pouring millions of dollars into high-tech surveillance, crisis response, and police technologies in a desperate search for solutions.

Dozens of Cities Have Secretly Experimented With Predictive Policing Software

Dozens of Cities Have Secretly Experimented With Predictive Policing Software

The documents obtained by Motherboard—which include PredPol contract documents, instructional manuals and slide presentations for using the software, and PredPol contract negotiation emails with government officials—were obtained from the police departments of South Jordan, UT; Mountain View, CA; Atlanta, GA; Haverhill, GA; Palo Alto, CA; Modesto, CA; Merced, CA; Livermore, CA; Tacoma, WA; and the University of California, Berkeley using public records requests.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , “The system is designed so that it can only take a photograph during a red light and cannot take a photograph during a yellow or green light.” Although the SFMTA reports it has 20 red light cameras across the city, the District Attorney data includes 26 of these cameras.

San Francisco Could Be First to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

San Francisco Could Be First to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

“This is the first piece of legislation that I’ve seen that really takes facial recognition technology as serious as it is warranted and treats it as uniquely dangerous.” Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University Privacy laws in Texas and Illinois require anyone recording biometric data, including face scans and fingerprints, to give people notice and obtain their consent.

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin proposes citywide ban on facial recognition technology

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin proposes citywide ban on facial recognition technology

San Francisco could be the first city in the nation to ban the use of facial recognition surveillance technology under proposed legislation announced Tuesday by Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

San Francisco lawmaker: Our cops should be banned from using facial recognition

with 27 posters participating Share this story Further Reading Amazon’s Rekognition messes up, matches 28 lawmakers to mugshots If a new proposed municipal ordinance passes in the coming months, San Francisco could become the first city in America to outright ban the use of facial recognition technology by its police department or any other city agency.

San Francisco proposal would ban government facial recognition use in the city

San Francisco proposal would ban government facial recognition use in the city

A San Francisco lawmaker is introducing legislation today that would make the city the first in the nation to ban the government use of facial recognition technology.

"Surveillance Capitalism": Google Sister Company To Package And Sell Location Data From Millions Of Cellphones

"Surveillance Capitalism": Google Sister Company To Package And Sell Location Data From Millions Of Cellphones

A subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, Sidewalk Labs, is using real-time mobile location data from millions of cellphone users collected over long periods of time in order to help urban planners make critical decision on transportation and land use.

Happy Data Privacy Day: City Planning Now Mines Everyone’s Data All the Time

Happy Data Privacy Day: City Planning Now Mines Everyone’s Data All the Time

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is the go-to story for Data Privacy Day with its new “user-friendly” tool called Replica, which allows city planners see “how, when, and where people travel in urban areas.” The Intercept’s explainer details a troubling use of consumer data.

Distributed PKI: Development and Use Cases

Distributed PKI: Development and Use Cases

Cryptography, the black box we believe can help The REMME team came up with the open source PKI (d) protocol concept to secure communications, we were sure that the primary use case would be human authentication.

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