JEDII Tech News: April 28

Links from around the web

Op-Ed: End the City’s ShotSpotter Contract

By Freddy Martinez on South Side Weekly (

Surveillance technologies are destroying lives in Chicago

Schools Use Software That Blocks LGBTQ+ Content, But Not White Supremacists

By Todd Feathers on

A Motherboard investigation found the algorithmic surveillance tools allow racist groups like the KKK while flagging LGBTQ health sites as ‘porn’.

Covid-19 surveillance in Kenya and Uganda is reducing people’s rights.

on ARTICLE 19 (

ARTICLE 19’s latest report examines how increased surveillance during Covid-19 has reduced rights for people across Kenya and Uganda.

The Ola & Uber judgments: for the first time a court recognises a GDPR right to an explanation for algorithmic decision-making

By Steve Peers on EU Law Analysis (

Raphaël Gellert, Marvin van Bekkum, and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius - Dr. Gellert is assistant professor of law, at the iHub, Radb...

Doubling down on accessibility: Microsoft’s next steps to expand accessibility in technology, the workforce and workplace

By Brad Smith - President on The Official Microsoft Blog (

More than 1 billion people around the world live with a disability, and at some point, most of us likely will face some type of temporary, situational or permanent disability. The practical impacts are huge.

Why COVID-19 vaccine “passports” threaten human rights

on Access Now (

Governments are clamoring to explore digital COVID-19 vaccine “passports.” Current proposals, however, threaten human rights.

Q&A: The battle over face surveillance is about to heat up

By Evan Selinger on The Boston Globe (

The rapid expansion of facial recognition technology could unlock a dystopian future. A leading activist argues that the only solution is to ban it.

Facebook allows advertisers to target children interested in smoking, alcohol and weight loss

By Josh Taylor on The Guardian (

Social media giant gave organisation behind a page for Australian 13- to 17-year-olds option to run alcohol, smoking and gambling ads for as little as $3

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