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By Kashmir Hill on NYTimes (nytimes.com)
Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.
By Naomi Klein on The Intercept (theintercept.com)
Tech giants like Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian climate activists.
By Kate O’Flaherty on WIRED UK (wired.co.uk)
Despite its boom in popularity, the Clubhouse app has been found lacking in some basic privacy and security protections
How Anduril and other startups are building military ready, self-piloted drones, away from Silicon Valley, where such projects have become politically untenable
on Techmeme (techmeme.com)
By Cade Metz / New York Times. View the full context on Techmeme.
on Revue (getrevue.co)
Dispatches from Editor-in-Chief Julia Angwin
By Patrice Peck on Health.com (health.com)
In the health care and medical spaces critical to curbing COVID-19, seven Black women are playing both offense and defense against a crisis—stabilizing the same ground on which they blaze new trails.
By Jason Del Rey on Vox (vox.com)
Interviews with diversity managers and internal data obtained by Recode find that Black Amazon employees are promoted less frequently and are rated more harshly than non-Black peers.
By Tressie McMillan Cottom on essaying (tressie.substack.com)
Why We Stan A Post-Racism Queen. A new essay on my new project, essaying. Live now. If you are an OG tressiemc.com subscriber - you got this delivered to your inbox along with a free Substack subscription as a thank you.
By Mia Dand on Medium (miad.medium.com)
When Ian Moura and I first started compiling a list of non-profits in the space of AI Ethics, our intent was to map the ecosystem to…
By Jamelle Watson-Daniels on Data for Black Lives Blog (blog.d4bl.org)
Data for Black Lives is launching #NoMoreDataWeapons. No more investing in Data Weapons, No more building new Data Weapons, No more disguising Data Weapons as legitimate and neutral.
By Hayley Tsukayama on Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org)
Virginia’s legislature has passed a bill meant to protect consumer privacy—but the bill, called the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, really protects the interests of business far more than the interests of everyday consumers.Take ActionVirginia: Speak Up for Real PrivacyThe bill, which both...
By Peter O’Dowd and and Jeannette Jones on WBUR (wbur.org)
Hearing health advocate Shari Eberts talks about her fight to make the service accessible to all.