Category: Police Surveillance

Dozens of Cities Have Secretly Experimented With Predictive Policing Software

Dozens of Cities Have Secretly Experimented With Predictive Policing Software

Caroline Haskins | Motherboard | Source URL Documents obtained by Motherboard using public information requests verify previously unconfirmed police department contracts with predictive policing company PredPol. The use of PredPol—a predictive policing software that once advocated for a controversial, unproven “broken windows” approach to law enforcement—is far more widespread than […]

Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse

Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse

Matt Novak | GIZMODO | Source URL Facebook was slapped with a ruling in Germany today that limits how the social media giant can collect data across its multiple platforms, like WhatsApp and Instagram. And Facebook is not happy about it, to say the least. The company says it’s collecting […]

Appeals Court: Police do not need a reason to place Americans on a Suspicious Person List

Appeals Court: Police do not need a reason to place Americans on a Suspicious Person List

Mass Private I | Source URL Day by day, year by year our justice system proves the Constitution has essentially become worthless. Two days ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled that police do not need a reason to place a person on the Suspicious Person List. The […]

Drone, ‘blocker vehicles’ part of Times Square New Year’s Eve security plans, NYPD says

Drone, ‘blocker vehicles’ part of Times Square New Year’s Eve security plans, NYPD says

Matthew Chayes | AMNY | Source URL An NYPD drone will be up as the ball drops. For the first time in the 111-year history of the celebratory New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square, the police will fly an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the crowd, which could reach 2 […]

Homeland Security creates exclusive “Platinum” spy on your neighbors cam-share club

Mass Private I | Source URL Looking for that special gift for your family this holiday season? Why not signup for Homeland Security’s “Platinum” spy on your neighbors cam-share club. According to an article in the Advocate, DHS and New Orleans law enforcement have just created a “platinum” spying program […]

Lawsuit: Boston PD’s ‘Gang Database’ Says People Who Wear Nikes And Have Been Beat Up By Gang Members Are ‘Gang Associates’

Lawsuit: Boston PD’s ‘Gang Database’ Says People Who Wear Nikes And Have Been Beat Up By Gang Members Are ‘Gang Associates’

Tim Cushing | Techdirt | Source URL The Chinese government uses a number of measures to keep tabs on citizens. One is what’s known as a “citizen score” — a compilation of all the good/bad habits the government can track that determines whether a person should be viewed as a […]

Orlando Testing Facial Recognition Technology Provided Free by Amazon

Joe Wolverton | The New American | Source URL Orlando, Florida, law enforcement is testing technology developed by Amazon, Inc. to keep the cities residents under constant surveillance, according to a story broken by Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed’s exclusive report details the police department’s potential deployment of Amazon’s Rekognition, the Seattle, Washington-based […]

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

Kade Crockford and Emiliano Falcon | Privacy SOS | Source URL Midday yesterday, activists affiliated with immigrants rights groups NWDC Resistance and Mijente donned Jeff Bezos masks outside Amazon’s Seattle Spheres building to protest the tech giant’s collaboration with ICE. The activists demanded Amazon stop marketing and selling its face […]

Orlando cops have begun a secretive SECOND trial of Amazon’s controversial facial recognition system

TIC Note: This is one of the research items on the flyers of Strike Out Targeting for a reason.  You can look up more information on the capabilities of Amazon Rekognition here.  The average reader of this website, would well know that the OPD would not have gotten rid of […]

Does public surveillance creep you out, or make you feel safer? Seattle wants your opinion on what it’s been doing

Does public surveillance creep you out, or make you feel safer? Seattle wants your opinion on what it’s been doing

Agueda Pacheco-Flores | Seattle Times | Source URL The Seattle Police Department will host a public meeting at the Columbia City Branch Library at 5 p. m. Monday to discuss and hear public comment on the use of surveillance technologies. Does public surveillance creep you out? Or does it make […]