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Wrongfully Accused –

On a Thursday afternoon in January, Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was in his office at an automotive supply company when he got a call from the Detroit Police Department telling him to come to the station to be arrested. He thought at first that it was a prank.An hour later, when…
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June 24, 2020
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Technology firms come under scrutiny for ties to law enforcement

Tech giants Amazon, Microsoft and IBM all recently agreed to halt sales of their respective facial-recognition technologies to US law enforcement agencies during the second week of June 2020, despite privacy campaigners raising concerns about its use for several years. But why now?  In an open letter to the US…
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June 19, 2020
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Risks Digest 31.98

RISKS Forum mailing list archives Risks Digest 31.98 From: RISKS List Owner Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 16:30:00 PDTRISKS-LIST: Risks-Forum Digest Friday 12 June 2020 Volume 31 : Issue 98 ACM FORUM ON RISKS TO THE PUBLIC IN COMPUTERS AND RELATED SYSTEMS (comp.risks) Peter G. Neumann, founder and still moderator…
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June 13, 2020
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IBM to withdraw from the facial recognition market

Facial recognition tech has issues. IBM says enough's enough. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images IBM announced Monday that it's withdrawing from the general-purpose facial recognition market, saying it worries that the technology is being used to promote discrimination and racial injustice."IBM firmly opposes and will not condone uses of any technology, including…
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June 9, 2020
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Do coronavirus masks provide protest protection?

Josh Peter USA TODAYPublished 1:06 AM EDT Jun 6, 2020Arsonists, looters and rioters who think they evaded U.S. law enforcement this past week because they wore face masks might be in for a surprise.Not long after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended wearing cloth face coverings to slow…
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June 5, 2020