JEDII Tech News: February 28

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Disclosures of NYPD Surveillance Technologies Raise More Questions Than Answers

By Joël Carter on Tech Policy Press (

The POST Act requires NYPD to release information on its surveillance systems. But the first tranche of disclosures prompt serious concerns.

By Grace Kay on Business Insider (

Companies advertise on TikTok differently than on any other platform — for many, users do more to promote the brands than the companies themselves.

What the 2020 Elections Taught Us About Disinformation

By Hermelinda Cortés on Tech Policy Press (

Any analysis of power in the current moment needs to incorporate disinformation as a form of soft, decentralized power and social control.

Sea of Surveillance: Christopher Gregory-Rivera Exposes Policing in Puerto Rico

By Ilana Novick on Hyperallergic (

Las Carpetas takes a crucial step in exposing the surveillance of activists. But are pictures of folders the most effective way to tell the stories of people impacted?

Virginia lawmakers vote to tightly limit police use of facial-recognition technology

By Jonathan Edwards on Daily Press (

The bill, which will ban apps like Clearview unless state lawmakers specifically give a police department permission, was sparked by a Virginian-Pilot investigation.

Taking on the tech giants: the lawyer fighting the power of algorithmic systems

By Ed Siddons on The Guardian (

Whether it’s the CIA or Facebook, lawyer and activist Cori Crider is never one to shy away from a fight

Fixing Section 230 Without Breaking the Internet


Twenty-five years after it was signed into law, Section 230 is more endangered than ever. Republicans blame it for censorship, Democrats blame it for misinformation, and nearly everyone thinks it needs reform. But if policymakers aren’t smart about structuring reform, there could be broad, unantici…

Los Altos Hills council set to test license plate surveillance

By Megan V. Winslow on Los Altos Town Crier (

“We need to do it, and we need to do it now,” Councilmember Stanley Q. Mok said. “I don’t feel completely safe in my town, and I want to feel completely safe.”Mok told his colleagues he is “mortified” by the number of burglaries committed in recent months; burglars breached eight L

Covid-19 and Data Breach Litigation: An Interview of Daniel Raymond

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The global pandemic has affected everything. COVID-19 is not just grinding trials to a halt and foreclosing live, in-person judicial proceedings, it has changed the class action litigation landscape, including data breach class actions.

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