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How Soon Should Police Turn Off Their Cameras After a Critical Incident?

The real goal of body cameras is to increase community trust in the police.

By Jay Stanley
April 10, 2015

Police Chief: Surveillance Cameras Don’t Help Fight Crime

Sometimes even the greatest proponents of mass surveillance occasionally admit to its shortcomings.

By Sonia Roubini
April 9, 2015

Why the War on Drugs is So Bad For Privacy

The only way for police to fight victimless crime is to proactively search out wrongdoing.

By Jay Stanley
April 8, 2015

NYCLU-Obtained Documents Reveal Secrecy, Lack of Court Oversight in Use of Invasive Stingray Technology

Erie Co. tried hard to keep its use of stingrays hidden, so we’re serving the documents up on a silver platter.

By Mariko Hirose
April 7, 2015

The Internet of Kafkaesque Things

The mentally stiff and inflexible nature of computers threatens to extend bureaucratic irrationalities deep into our lives.

By Jay Stanley
April 7, 2015

DHS Wants Contract for Access to Database of Innocent Drivers’ Locations

DHS is incentivizing the growth of an industry that profits off of tracking the location and movements of Americans en masse.

By Jay Stanley, Bennett Stein
April 6, 2015

The Coming Power Struggles Over the "Internet of Things"

How technology hides human power relationships behind a pseudo-objective reality.

By Jay Stanley
April 1, 2015

Body Cameras on Police in Schools

Police body cameras in schools just don’t strike the right balance in terms of oversight versus privacy.

By Jay Stanley
March 27, 2015

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