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New York high school will use facial recognition to continually spy on all students

Boing Boing, Released on 5/21/18 Next year, high schools in Lockport New York will use the “Aegis” CCTV and facial recognition system to track and record the interactions of students…

Government Spy Drone Flying Over Sacramento Neighborhood To ‘Enhance Safety’

CBS Local, Released on 5/16/18 The five-foot-long drone flies all night between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and has already spotted petty crimes. The government claims pilots have established Continue……

DNA of every baby born in California is stored. Who has access to it and why?

MSN, Released on 5/13/18 The majority of parents are not getting the required notification that this is taking place. In addition, the DNA may be used for more than just…

Lie-detecting computer kiosks equipped with artificial intelligence look like the future of border security

CNBC, Released on 5/15/18 International travelers may soon be talking to a lie-detecting machine when they’re going through customs at an airport or border crossing. Continue……

Facebook suspends 200 apps (so far) in an investigation of apps that misused user data

CNBC, Released on 5/14/18 Facebook has thus far suspended about 200 apps in the first phase of its review into apps that had access to great quantities of user data…

Experts Say Keep Amazon’s Alexa Away From Your Kids

The Intercept, Released on 5/11/18 “Amazon wants kids to be dependent on its data-gathering device from the moment they wake up until they go to bed at night. … AI…

Twitter to All Users: Change Your Password Now!

Krebs on Security, Released on 5/3/18 “When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it.…

Feds tapped Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s phone, intercepted at least one White House call

NBC News, Released on 5/3/18 At least one phone call between a Cohen-linked phone line and the White House was listened to by law enforcement, a source said. Continue……

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