Category: Police Surveillance

Greyhound riders are being asked for immigration papers at South Florida bus terminals

Greyhound riders are being asked for immigration papers at South Florida bus terminals

Miami Herald | Source URL MIAMI – Federal immigration agents are beefing up their efforts to apprehend undocumented immigrants in South Florida as part of a nationwide effort to “keep communities safe.” The target: transportation hubs. In the past few weeks, Customs and Border Patrol officials have been spotted by […]

Amazon & Google Use Secret Police Deals and Freebies To Spy On Everyone

Amazon & Google Use Secret Police Deals and Freebies To Spy On Everyone

Mass Private I | Source URL Amazon and Google are using secret police agreements and free giveaways to spy on everyone. Last week Vice News revealed how police departments across the country are secretly working with Amazon to create mini-neighborhood surveillance zones using Ring doorbells. Amazon and law enforcement are enticing residents […]

Police drop Experian profiling tool following Big Brother Watch exposé

Police drop Experian profiling tool following Big Brother Watch exposé

TruPublica | Source URL A year on from BigBrotherWatch’s investigation into Durham Police’s use of Experian’s ‘Mosaic’ big data profiling tool for AI custody decisions, BigBrotherWatch discovered through a long Freedom of Information battle that Durham Police heeded calls to drop the discriminatory tool less than three weeks after their […]

Police Drop “Crime Prediction” Software, But Not Because It’s Orwellian

Police Drop “Crime Prediction” Software, But Not Because It’s Orwellian

Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan | Source URL Several California police departments have stopped using “predictive policing” software but not because they want to protect your basic human rights and dignity.  The reason the software won’t be used is that it isn’t effective enough…yet. Several police departments were disappointed that they […]

A Major Police Body Camera Maker Hits Pause on Face Surveillance

A Major Police Body Camera Maker Hits Pause on Face Surveillance

Hayley Tsukayama | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL Communities and lawmakers across the country are waking up to the fact that using face recognition for government surveillance is a troubling trend, particularly when used with cameras that police officers wear. On Thursday, Axon—a major police body-worn camera maker—added its […]

Police To Use TSA-Style Scanners To Spy On People In Public Places

Mass Private I | Source URL TSA-style body scanners are coming to public spaces, and that should scare the hell out of everyone. If you thought the NYPD’s Z-Backscatter vans and police mini-Z’s were intrusive, you have not seen anything yet. Soon, nowhere will be safe from Big Brother’s prying eyes, […]

Law Enforcement’s National Threat Assessment Program Predicts If You Pose A Future Threat

Mass Private I | Source URL It has been nearly two years, since I reported on the dangers of creating a law enforcement run Mental Health Assessment (MHA) program. In Texas, police use MHA’s to “screen” every person they have arrested for mental illness. But the TAPS Act, first introduced in […]

Amazon votes to keep selling its controversial facial recognition software to police and governments despite growing privacy concerns

Amazon votes to keep selling its controversial facial recognition software to police and governments despite growing privacy concerns

James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon will continue to sell its controversial facial recognition software to law enforcement and other entities after its shareholders shot down a proposal to reel the technology in.   The vote effectively kills two initiatives brought before Amazon’s board. One proposal would […]

Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control

Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control

Nicholas West | Activist Post | Source URL Police departments around the U.S. continue doing their best to acquire drones for a range of uses. This move is buoyed by the fact that Homeland Security is funding their arrival into local communities. Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the latest to receive […]