Day: December 19, 2018

Human rights body calls on US school to ban electric shocks on children

Ed Pilkington | The Guardian | Source URL Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued a notice to the Judge Rotenberg Center to immediately stop the shocks An international body entrusted with upholding human rights across the Americas has called for an immediate ban on the controversial use of electric shocks […]

Hundreds of police departments have secretly created public safety watchlists

Hundreds of police departments have secretly created public safety watchlists

Mass Private I | Source URL To everyone that thinks secret watchlists are nothing more than a conspiracy theory I give you, law enforcement’s secret public safety watchlists. The name of the company responsible for creating public safety watchlists should say it all but I digress. A recent article in […]

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia & Nicholas Confessore | The New York Times | Source URL Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed. For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies […]

TSA says it no longer tracks regular travelers as if they may be terrorists

TSA says it no longer tracks regular travelers as if they may be terrorists

Jana Winter & Jenn Abelson | The Boston Globe | Source URL The Transportation Security Administration has curtailed its controversial “Quiet Skies” domestic surveillance program, following widespread criticism that federal air marshals were spying on thousands of unwitting fliers who are not suspected of any crime or on any terrorist watch list. […]