Amazon’s data request portal for police is visible on the web

  • September 27, 2020
You might not have to wonder just what data police can request from Amazon — some of those details just became public. TechCrunch has discovered that parts of Amazon’s law enforcement request portal are visible to anyone on the web without requiring…

Secret Service bought location data pulled from common apps

  • August 17, 2020
The Secret Service paid a private company for access to location data generated by common smartphone apps, Motherboard reports. Internal documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that the agency spent $35,844 for a o…

Boston bans police and city use of facial recognition software

  • June 24, 2020
Boston has become the second-largest city in the US to bar police and other local agencies from using facial recognition software (via WBUR). The city’s 13-member council voted unanimously to ban the technology outside of use in specific criminal cas…