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There’s “unusual surveillance activity” around D.C. and senators want answers

In a story straight out of Spy vs Spy, unusual cellular activity has been detected around Capitol Hill, and now four U.S. Senators want some answers. A bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to Homeland Security asking for details about the cellular activity. The surveillance activity is akin to so-called stingrays that are used … Continue reading “There’s “unusual surveillance activity” around D.C. and senators want answers”

There’s “unusual surveillance activity” around D.C. and senators want answers
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Big Brother ICE is going to start tracking license plates

License plate data collection is apparently the one Obama-era program that the Trump administration has no interest in rolling back. The Verge has an eye-opening story about how the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained access to Vigilant Solutions’ nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. ICE first tested Vigilant’s … Continue reading “Big Brother ICE is going to start tracking license plates”

Big Brother ICE is going to start tracking license plates
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Groups urge IBM not to use AI to help Trump deport immigrants

Back in July, representatives for IBM attended an informational session that discussed developing technology for vetting immigrants, hosted by immigration enforcement officials from the Trump administration, Reuters reports. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reportedly looking into ways to use machine learning technology and social media monitoring to identify people for visa denial–and to select people for deportation … Continue reading “Groups urge IBM not to use AI to help Trump deport immigrants”

Groups urge IBM not to use AI to help Trump deport immigrants
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