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A Look at the High-Tech Gadgets Being Marketed to Police

A dispatch from the expo at the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention.

By Jay Stanley
October 27, 2017

Gun-Mounted Cameras for Police: What Should We Think?

In a shooting it would be better to have gun-camera video than not, but such cameras have shortcomings.

By Jay Stanley
October 16, 2017

Tips for Data Journalism in the Shadow of an Overbroad Anti-Hacking Law

Researchers and journalists testing for algorithmic discrimination should be aware of the constraints posed by the CFAA.

By Rachel Goodman
October 13, 2017

Boston Police Bought Three Drones but Didn't Tell Anyone. We Need Accountability for Surveillance Now.

When will police departments stop deploying sensitive surveillance technologies without telling their communities?

By Kade Crockford
September 27, 2017

Will Apple’s FaceID Affect Your Rights?

The iPhone feature is certain to spur new questions about the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

By Brett Max Kaufman
September 22, 2017

Secret Algorithms Are Deciding Criminal Trials and We’re Not Even Allowed to Test Their Accuracy

Man sentenced to life without parole after experimental algorithm says he's guilty, but company won't reveal its source code.

By Vera Eidelman
September 15, 2017

Apple’s Use of Face Recognition in the New iPhone: Implications

It's not just about phone unlocking.

By Jay Stanley
September 14, 2017

Why Are Border Sheriffs Rushing to Adopt Iris-Recognition Technology?

Sensitive technologies should not be deployed without democratic debate and input.

By Matt Cagle
August 30, 2017

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