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How the TSA’s Facial Recognition Plan Will Go Far Beyond the Airport

Expanding facial recognition takes us down the path towards ever-greater government surveillance.

By Jay Stanley
October 23, 2018

How to Shift Power From the Police to the People

A St. Louis proposal would give local communities more control over police use of surveillance tech.

By Chad Marlow, Sara Baker
October 19, 2018

Why Amazon’s Automated Hiring Tool Discriminated Against Women

It’s the latest example showing the dangers of unchecked artificial intelligence algorithms.

By Rachel Goodman
October 12, 2018

Don’t Be Fooled by the Tech Industry’s Push for Federal Privacy Legislation

Companies see an opportunity to undermine state privacy efforts by replacing them with weak federal protections.

By Neema Singh Guliani
October 5, 2018

How Lie Detectors Enable Racial Bias

It’s not the machines that are doing the “detecting,” it’s the people who are operating the machines.

By Jay Stanley
October 2, 2018

When Police Use Disappearing-Message Apps, It’s Not Just Bad for Accountability — It’s Illegal

Apps with self-deleting messages have no place in a transparent government.

By Mohammad Tajsar
September 26, 2018

What a European Court Ruling Means for Mass Spying Around the World

A victory for free speech and privacy rights against Britain's spy agency has implications for the NSA.

By Scarlet Kim, Patrick Toomey
September 24, 2018

How to Stop ‘Smart Cities’ From Becoming ‘Surveillance Cities’

The key to protecting privacy lies with transparency and public oversight.

By Chad Marlow, Maryiam Saifuddin
September 17, 2018

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