Police: Woman remotely wipes phone in evidence after shooting

Police: Woman remotely wipes phone in evidence after shooting

Grant, 24, of Willow Avenue, may have been the driver of a vehicle involved in an Oct. 23 drive-by shooting on Van Vranken Avenue, near Lang Street, so they obtained her phone, according to police allegations filed in court.

Orlando Testing Facial Recognition Technology Provided Free by Amazon

Orlando Testing Facial Recognition Technology Provided Free by Amazon

Amazon marketed its facial recognition tools to Orlando’s police department, providing tens of thousands of dollars of technology to the city at no cost, and shielding the Rekognition pilot with a mutual nondisclosure agreement that kept its details out of the public eye.

Documents shed light on how Amazon is shaping public discourse about Rekognition

Documents shed light on how Amazon is shaping public discourse about Rekognition

The official statement read in part: “the City of Orlando will continue to test Amazon Rekognition facial recognition software to determine if this technology could reliably identify specific individuals as they come within view of specific cameras.” The documents obtained by Buzzfeed provide a look behind the curtain at communications between the company and the police department, as Orlando’s test pilot was thrust into the national spotlight.

Spy and police chiefs demand passage of Australian encryption access law

Spy and police chiefs demand passage of Australian encryption access law

Without providing any evidence, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) chief Duncan Lewis told a parliamentary committee hearing on October 19 that suspected terrorists were using encrypted messages to plan potential attacks.

Court: Teen’s driving killed someone, but he can’t be forced to give up passcode

Court: Teen’s driving killed someone, but he can’t be forced to give up passcode

A Florida state appellate court has ruled that an inebriated teenager involved in a car crash that resulted in the death of another person cannot be compelled to provide a passcode to his iPhone 7—the boy can indeed invoke a Fifth Amendment privilege, protecting him against self-incrimination.

With No Laws To Guide It, Here's How Orlando Is Using Amazon's Facial Recognition Technology

With No Laws To Guide It, Here's How Orlando Is Using Amazon's Facial Recognition Technology

The documents, obtained by BuzzFeed News via a Freedom of Information request, show that Amazon marketed its facial recognition tools to Orlando’s police department, providing tens of thousands of dollars of technology to the city at no cost, and shielding the Rekognition pilot with a mutual nondisclosure agreement that kept its details out of the public eye.

Apple Just Killed The 'GrayKey' iPhone Passcode Hack

Apple Just Killed The 'GrayKey' iPhone Passcode Hack

Uncloaked by Forbes in March, Atlanta-based Grayshift promised governments its GrayKey tech could crack the passcodes of the latest iOS models, right up to the iPhone X. Multiple sources familiar with the GrayKey tech tell Forbes the device can no longer break the passcodes of any iPhone running iOS 12 or above.

Eugene police setting up surveillance trailers downtown

Eugene police setting up surveillance trailers downtown

The trailers — loaded with high-definition cameras — were set to debut at Kesey Square on the intersection of Broadway and Willamette Street, at Broadway and Olive Street, and in the Park Blocks at Eighth Avenue and Oak Street, Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner said Friday.

UK police are buying top secret hacking tech to break into iPhones

UK police are buying top secret hacking tech to break into iPhones

At least three police forces in England have spent thousands of pounds on new hacking technology to get into iPhones, according to financial documents seen by WIRED.

I’m an Amazon Employee. My Company Shouldn’t Sell Facial Recognition Tech to Police.

I’m an Amazon Employee. My Company Shouldn’t Sell Facial Recognition Tech to Police.

Amazon, where I work, is currently allowing police departments around the country to purchase its facial recognition product, Rekognition, and I and other employees demand that we stop immediately.

Five ways your privacy is compromised without you realising

Five ways your privacy is compromised without you realising

If you’re not already concerned about the police’s reach into your life, how do you feel about them reading your social media posts? In the same way, the trawling of our social media posts and photos just because we have an opinion about fracking or badgers should be cause for a lot of angry face emojis.

Privacy questioned in DNA-test boom

Privacy questioned in DNA-test boom

"We are getting very soon to the point that everyone will be potentially identifiable using this technique," said study author Yaniv Erlich, an assistant professor at Columbia University and the chief science officer at the consumer DNA testing firm MyHeritage.

The Rutherford Institute :: Creating a Suspect Society: The Scary Side of the Technological Police State

The Rutherford Institute :: Creating a Suspect Society: The Scary Side of the Technological Police State

Consequently, no longer are we “innocent until proven guilty” in the face of DNA evidence that places us at the scene of a crime, behavior sensing technology that interprets our body temperature and facial tics as suspicious, and government surveillance devices that cross-check our biometrics, license plates and DNA against a growing database of unsolved crimes and potential criminals.

The Good Censor - GOOGLE LEAK

The Good Censor - GOOGLE LEAK

From elections and political propaganda, trolls and gendered bigotry, to hate speech and religious extremism, Bots and troll farms lash out at free thought and controversial opinion, while faceless users attack each other without empathy. Free speech becomes a social, economic and political weapon.

Cop charged with selling phone tracking service on dark web

Cop charged with selling phone tracking service on dark web

A French police officer has been charged with using police intelligence data to power a mobile phone tracking service sold via the dark web. Operating under the username Haurus, the officer allegedly sold the service via a dark web site called the Black Hand.

Police to Seattle’s techies, streamers: Sign up for our anti-swatting service [Updated]

Police to Seattle’s techies, streamers: Sign up for our anti-swatting service [Updated]

The threat includes a claim of five hostages taken and a ransom demand of "five grand or I'mma kill 'em all." This portion is followed by video footage of SPD officers, timestamped in the early hours of August 24 of this year, saying things like "an online phone app" and "sounds more and more like swatting to me" before approaching an apartment unit's entrance with guns drawn.

Police super-database poses a "grave risk" to privacy rights

Police super-database poses a "grave risk" to privacy rights

In one consultation, Liberty claimed, groups were told the new database would include information the goverment and police have no legal right to hold; but will do so regardless.

Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

Liberty said in one meeting it was told the new database would include information the government and the police have no legal basis to hold but will do so anyway.

Mass Surveillance Begins at the Local Level. So Does the Resistance to It.

Mass Surveillance Begins at the Local Level. So Does the Resistance to It.

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and Oakland Privacy in California, and Privacy Watch STL, based in St. Louis, Missouri, are part of a growing constellation of organizations seeking to scale back the largely unchecked surveillance powers of local police.

Police want your mobile and laptop passwords and you could be jailed for refusing

Police want your mobile and laptop passwords and you could be jailed for refusing

People could face up to five years' in jail if they do not give their laptop password or mobile phone PIN to the authorities under proposed changes to the law.

Apple Watch’s new auto-911 calls after falls may tumble into legal trouble

Apple Watch’s new auto-911 calls after falls may tumble into legal trouble

In other words, if police are alerted by an Apple Watch of a possible injury, they do not need a warrant to enter a home under the "community caretaking" exception to the Fourth Amendment.

State Cops Accidentally Out Their Surveillance Of Anti-Police Groups With Browser Screenshot

State Cops Accidentally Out Their Surveillance Of Anti-Police Groups With Browser Screenshot

The Massachusetts State Police -- one of the most secretive law enforcement agencies in the nation -- gave readers of its Twitter feed a free look at the First Amendment-protected activities it keeps tabs on… by uploading a screenshot showing its browser bookmarks.

The Indian Government Has Been Spying On Your Social Media In Secret

The Indian Government Has Been Spying On Your Social Media In Secret

At the same time, on Thursday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that security agencies are trying to get new software tools with face recognition capabilities to dig into social media to track criminals.

California Law Could be a Big Step Forward for Police Transparency

California Law Could be a Big Step Forward for Police Transparency

That transparency is especially important when it comes to the actions of local police, who carry weapons and have the power of arrest. In the state of California, accessing records about basic police policies often requires the filing of a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request.

Data from man’s pacemaker led to arson charges

Data from man’s pacemaker led to arson charges

Compton, who has extensive medical problems, including an artificial heart implant that uses an eternal pump, told police that when he saw the fire, he packed some belongings in a suitcase and bags.

'What was your most unusual sex act?' Cincy police, fire recruits asked about sex

'What was your most unusual sex act?' Cincy police, fire recruits asked about sex

Buy Photo Cincinnati police and firefighter recruits are asked to describe their "most unusual sex act" in a questionnaire that can later become accessible to the public. Cincinnati police and firefighter recruits are asked to describe their "most unusual sex act" in a questionnaire that can later become accessible to the public.

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

EFF has designed this guide to help you understand your rights if officers try to search the data stored on your computer or portable electronic device, or seize it for further examination somewhere else.

Could Monitoring Students on Social Media Stop the Next School Shooting?

Could Monitoring Students on Social Media Stop the Next School Shooting?

In 2015, as the first anniversary of a shooting at Florida State approached, a post expressing sympathy for the gunman and an intent to visit the campus was intercepted by Social Sentinel, the campus police chief said.

Airbnb launches investigation after man finds hidden camera in clock

Airbnb launches investigation after man finds hidden camera in clock

Hamilton and his travel companion didn’t know if the rental’s owner had been watching them, but given that the hidden camera was facing into the living area and the open-plan bedroom, he certainly could have seen whatever he wanted.

EFF Urges Governor Brown to Sign Sensible California Law Imposing Stricter Requirements for DNA Collection From Minors

EFF Urges Governor Brown to Sign Sensible California Law Imposing Stricter Requirements for DNA Collection From Minors

A.B. 1584 would require law enforcement to obtain a court order, a search warrant, or the written consent of both the minor and their parent, legal guardian, or attorney before collecting DNA.

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