Illustration of a reindeer with security cameras pointing at it
Law Enforcement

Face Recognition Meets Resistance

An international wave of anti-surveillance sentiment pushed back against the proliferation of face recognition systems.
Excerpt from Ring commercial
Law Enforcement

Neighborhood Watchers

Smart doorbell maker Ring has built its business by turning neighborhoods into surveillance networks. Now the company is drawing fire for using private data without informing customers and sharing data with police.
Security robot walking on the street
Law Enforcement

What the Watchbot Sees

Knightscope’s security robots look cute. But these cone-headed automatons, which serve U.S. police departments and businesses, are serious surveillance machines.
Illustration of a bat hanging from a branch in front of a building
Law Enforcement

No Escape From Surveillance

What does freedom mean when computers know your face and track your movements? Artificial intelligence will boost the power of surveillance, effectively making privacy obsolete and opening the door to a wide range of abuses.
Illustration of two black cats labeled as cats, one white cat labeled as banana
Law Enforcement

Biased Data Trains Oppressive AI

Will biases in training data unwittingly turn AI into a tool for persecution? Bias encoded in software used by nominally objective institutions like, say, the justice or education systems will become impossible to root out.
Amazon Rekognition screen capture
Law Enforcement

Amazon Prepares for a Crackdown

Amazon is writing what it hopes will become U.S. law governing use of face recognition technology. At a press event, Jeff Bezos told that his company’s lawyers are drafting a statutory framework to guide what he views as an inevitable federal crackdown on face recognition.
AI tracking on pedestrians
Law Enforcement

Watching the Watchers

A growing number of nations use AI to track their citizens. A new report sheds light on who’s watching and how. “The Global Expansion of AI Surveillance” details which countries are buying surveillance gear, which companies are supplying it, and what technologies are most in-demand.
T-shirt covered with images of license plates
Law Enforcement

This Shirt Hates Surveillance

Automatic license plate readers capture thousands of vehicle IDs each minute, allowing law enforcement and private businesses to track drivers with or without their explicit consent.

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