By Joseph Cox on vice.com
Hundreds of pages of emails obtained by Motherboard show how little-known company Flock has expanded from surveilling individual neighborhoods into a network of smart cameras that spans the United States.
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By Sam Schechner and Keach Hagey on The Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)
The Alphabet company said that it plans next year to stop using or investing in tracking technologies that uniquely identify web users as they move from site to site across the internet.
By Todd Feathers on The Markup (themarkup.org)
Students, professors, and education experts worry that that’s pushing Black students in particular out of math and science
By Cybersecurity for Democracy on Cybersecurity for Democracy (medium.com)
Unlike other news across the political spectrum, no “misinformation penalty” for far-right pages
By Khari Johnson on VentureBeat (venturebeat.com)
The ACM Conference for Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) decided to pause its sponsorship relationship with Google.
By Dave Gershgorn on OneZero (onezero.medium.com)
The program turns neighbors into agents of the surveillance state
By Moya Bailey on NYU Press (nyupress.org)
Where racism and sexism meet—an understanding of anti-Black misogynyWhen Moya Bailey first coined the term misogynoir, she defined it as the ways anti-Blac...
By Mozilla Festival on Mozilla Foundation (foundation.mozilla.org)
The Mozilla Foundation, in partnership with The Spelman College Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM (COE-MWS) and the Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, is launching The Future is Intersectional: Black Women Interrogating Technol…
By Cat Zakrzewski on The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
The legislation will allow residents of the commonwealth to opt out of having their data collected and sold. It goes into effect in 2023.
By See all articles by Chaz Arnett on papers.ssrn.com
The increasing capability of surveillance technology in the hands of law enforcement is radically changing the power, size, and depth of the surveillance state.
By Sarah Gooding on WordPress Tavern (wptavern.com)
After noticing suspicious review activity for the AccessiBe plugin, accessibility consultant Joe Dolson reported the fake reviews to WordPress.org’s plugin team. The reviews were removed in u…
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Panel on race and technology with Mutale Nkonde, Kim M Reynolds, and Ezinne Nwankwo, plus the campaign launch of #RecruitMeNot.
By Andrew Kersley on WIRED UK (wired.co.uk)
BAME couriers working for Uber Eats and Uber claim that the company’s flawed facial recognition technology is costing them their livelihoods