Seattle Judge Orders Media to Share Unpublished Protest Photos with Police

Seattle Judge Orders Media to Share Unpublished Protest Photos with Police

However on Thursday, King County Superior Court Judge Nelson Lee ultimately sided with the Police, ruling that the subpoena is enforceable, though he set several limitations on how they could use the unpublished materials.

San Francisco Police Accessed Business District Camera Network to Spy on Protestors

San Francisco Police Accessed Business District Camera Network to Spy on Protestors

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) conducted mass surveillance of protesters at the end of May and in early June using a downtown business district's camera network, according to new records obtained by EFF.

Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force

Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force

In a press conference on Tuesday, Chad Wolf, the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security, responded to media reports that unidentified federal agents using unmarked vehicles have been arresting protesters in Portland, Oregon.

German police can access any WhatsApp message without any malware

German police can access any WhatsApp message without any malware

German police nab a terror suspect by allegedly spying on his Whatsapp messages using Web. German media has reported that the German Federal Criminal Agency (Bundeskriminalamt or BKA) can access any WhatsApp users’ messages without the help of any malware.

Judge Orders Newsrooms to Give Unpublished Portland Protest Images to the Police

Judge Orders Newsrooms to Give Unpublished Portland Protest Images to the Police

Judge on Thursday ruled that five Seattle news outlets had to comply with a subpoena demanding them to provide the Seattle Police Department (SPD) with unpublished pictures and video from a May 30 protest against police brutality and racial injustice, the Seattle Times reported Thursday.

A Teen Sexting Case Revealed How Judges Let Police Invade Children’s Privacy

A Teen Sexting Case Revealed How Judges Let Police Invade Children’s Privacy

It wasn’t until this month — more than three years after Sims was taken to that locker room — that a federal appeals court issued a decision in his favor: By a divided 2–1 vote, the court held that a reasonable police officer should have known it was unlawful to order a teenage boy to masturbate in front of him and other officers.

Finally! A searchable database on police spy programs

Finally! A searchable database on police spy programs

"Over a year and a half, Reynolds School of Journalism students at the University of Nevada, Reno have reviewed thousands of news articles and public records," he said.

Privacy iS NOT a Dirty Word

Privacy iS NOT a Dirty Word

The years passed and I continued to strut on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like, increasingly trying to convince myself that, in the end, only terrorists and really bad guys had to worry about their online privacy, not a good guy like me.

Stalkers are using video doorbells and other 'smart' devices to harass victims, say police chiefs

Stalkers are using video doorbells and other 'smart' devices to harass victims, say police chiefs

Stalkers hacked into smart devices including video doorbells to target their victims in their own homes during the Covid-19 lockdown, police chiefs have said.

Australia, U.K. Open Probe Into Clearview Over Data Privacy

Australia, U.K. Open Probe Into Clearview Over Data Privacy

(Bloomberg) -- Australian and British privacy regulators opened a joint probe into Clearview AI Inc., saying they want to examine how the company’s facial-recognition technology uses people’s data, just days after the company suspended operations in Canada.

Clearview AI stops facial recognition sales in Canada amid privacy investigation

Clearview AI stops facial recognition sales in Canada amid privacy investigation

Clearview AI will no longer sell its facial recognition software in Canada, according to government privacy officials investigating the company.Government officials from Quebec, British Columbia, and Alberta provinces continue to investigate Clearview AI and Royal Canadian Mounted Police use of its facial recognition software despite Clearview’s exit.

VICE - Cops Seize Server that Hosted BlueLeaks, DDoSecrets Says

VICE - Cops Seize Server that Hosted BlueLeaks, DDoSecrets Says

On Tuesday, Emma Best, the founder of Distributed Denial of Secrets or DDoSecrets, a WikiLeaks-like website that has published the police data, said that prosecutors in the German town of Zwickau seized the organization’s “primary public download server.”.

When Police Are Hackers: Hundreds Charged as Encrypted Network Is Broken

When Police Are Hackers: Hundreds Charged as Encrypted Network Is Broken

PARIS — The police in Europe said Thursday they had arrested hundreds of people on suspicion of drug trafficking and other crimes after successfully hacking into an encrypted phone network being used by organized criminals around the world.

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system

Law enforcement arrests hundreds after compromising encrypted chat system

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has made 746 arrests and dismantled dozens of organized crime groups after intercepting millions of encrypted text messages, BBC reports.

Hundreds of Police Departments with Deadly Histories Partner with Amazon’s Ring Surveillance Cameras

Hundreds of Police Departments with Deadly Histories Partner with Amazon’s Ring Surveillance Cameras

San Francisco – Research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) shows that hundreds of U.S. police departments with deadly histories have official partnerships with Amazon’s Ring—a home-surveillance company that makes it easy to send video footage to law enforcement.

Hundreds arrested as crime chat network cracked

Hundreds arrested as crime chat network cracked

Media captionThe BBC's Tom Symonds is shown how a customised Android phone with EncroChat installed works A top-secret communications system used by criminals to trade drugs and guns has been "successfully penetrated", says the National Crime Agency.

Edmonton police to watch some high-crime areas with CCTV cameras

Edmonton police to watch some high-crime areas with CCTV cameras

A six-month pilot project will see surveillance cameras installed in areas where crime is high or large groups tend to gather.Rosnau said he was not familiar with the Whyte Avenue surveillance project but does not expect the cameras will act as a crime deterrent.

VICE - California Police Are Using Copyright to Hide Surveillance Documents

VICE - California Police Are Using Copyright to Hide Surveillance Documents

Any attempt to download training materials concerning facial recognition technology or automated license plate readers (ALPRs), as well as materials relating to courses on the use of force, lead to a Word document that reads "The course presented has claimed copyright for the expanded course online.".

Now Is The Time: Tell Congress to Ban Federal Use of Face Recognition

Now Is The Time: Tell Congress to Ban Federal Use of Face Recognition

That’s why we’re asking you to contact your elected officials and tell them to co-sponsor and vote yes on the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020.

Boston Bans Use Of Facial Recognition Technology. It's The 2nd-Largest City To Do So

Boston Bans Use Of Facial Recognition Technology. It's The 2nd-Largest City To Do So

Boston has banned the use of facial surveillance technology in the city, becoming the second-largest community in the world to do so.Boston is now the second-largest city in the world to ban facial recognition technology, behind San Francisco.

Victory! Boston Bans Government Use of Face Surveillance

Victory! Boston Bans Government Use of Face Surveillance

Thanks to the tireless efforts of activists and organizations in Massachusetts and around the country, including EFF, this week Boston joins the ranks of cities that have banned government use of face surveillance.

Indiana Supreme Court: Woman did not have to unlock phone for police

Indiana Supreme Court: Woman did not have to unlock phone for police

A Carmel woman who was held in contempt when she refused to unlock her smartphone for police during a criminal investigation is protected by the U.S. Constitution, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a decision that could affect how law enforcement uses technology to gather evidence.

How Surveillance Has Always Reinforced Racism

How Surveillance Has Always Reinforced Racism

SIMONE BROWNE: In the book, I looked at branding and the commodification of blackness by trying to historicize the branding of enslaved people, marketing and marking them as sellable.

Masked arsonist might’ve gotten away with it if she hadn’t left Etsy review

Masked arsonist might’ve gotten away with it if she hadn’t left Etsy review

From Lore Blumenthal's Etsy review of a T-shirt, her profiles on Poshmark and LinkedIn, and the tattoo visible on a video posted to her massage therapy website, the FBI found the details they needed to match the arsonist seen in photos and video to government records, the affidavit said.

Action: Staying Safe at Protests

Action: Staying Safe at Protests

You should never open your device or consent the search of your belongings — if the officer asks to do so, say “I do not consent to a search of my belongings”.The police cannot arrest you for practicing your fourth amendment right, however in reality the goal is to not antagonize them, so be polite.

New York City oversight bill to force police to detail surveillance tools

New York City oversight bill to force police to detail surveillance tools

City council members will vote on June 18 on a long-delayed oversight bill that would force the New York Police Department to give details about its surveillance tools, the council’s speaker’s office said on Friday.

Teacher Spying on Student During Virtual Class Sends Cops to Search 11-Year-Old's Home After Spotting a BB Gun

Teacher Spying on Student During Virtual Class Sends Cops to Search 11-Year-Old's Home After Spotting a BB Gun

The boy’s mother, Courtney Lancaster Sperry, a Navy veteran, is warning other parents about a lack of privacy during virtual classes after her son was targeted by a teacher who saw what she thought was a scary-looking gun hanging on the wall of the boy’s bedroom.

Feds comb Facebook to hunt down alleged rioters and looters

Feds comb Facebook to hunt down alleged rioters and looters

The DOJ has cited numerous social media posts and videos when building criminal cases against people for allegedly illegal activity that happened during or alongside recent protests against police brutality, a review of federal charging documents shows.

EU privacy watchdog thinks that Clearview AI is illegal

EU privacy watchdog thinks that Clearview AI is illegal

Clearview AI’s planned expansion into the EU hit a roadblock yesterday when the bloc’s privacy watchdog said it “doubts” that the service is legal.The protests have already led Amazon to pause police use of facial recognition for a year, and IBM to stop offering the software entirely.

Multiple San Diego County Police Agencies Are Monitoring Protests With Drones

Multiple San Diego County Police Agencies Are Monitoring Protests With Drones

Amid reform calls, the Carlsbad Police Department said it recently banned a controversial neck hold, bringing the agency into full compliance with eight policies recommended by a national campaign designed to prevent excessive use of law enforcement force.