June 13, 2022 Roundup
Former Ukrainian Commissioner for Human Rights Admits She Lied About Mass Rape By Russians To Garner More Aid/Arms:
UK Solves Ukraine’s Nazi Problem With A Logo Change:
U.S. Spent Over $21 Billion on Afghan Police, Got 'Barely Qualified Mall Guards'
Miami City Commission Passes Gun Buyback Resolution to Ship Arms to Ukraine:
North Korea assumed control as the chair of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament
Is this the stupidest thing the U.N. has ever done?
Speech-Related Offenses Should be Excluded from the Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty:
The CEO of Pfizer, Head of NATO & Director of the CIA attended the 68th Bilderberg Meeting:
The conference troubles some ethicists, with politicians thrashing out an “Energy Security and Sustainability” talk with the CEOs of oil giants BP, Shell and Total. There’s also “Post Pandemic Health” with the CEOs of Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, who are locked away for days with Wall Street investors and no press scrutiny.
FDA Sued Over Hiding Records From Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Approval:
U.S. golfers put aside ‘reprehensible’ Saudi moves to make millions by joining league:
Paige Spiranac Calls on Golf Pros to Come Clean Over ‘Sh*t Ton of Money’ They’re Getting to Join Saudi-Backed League:
Saudi Arabia: Google ignores independent shareholder vote to respect human rights
Supreme Court seeks Biden views on WhatsApp 'Pegasus' spyware dispute:
Israel pushing Biden to remove Pegasus spyware from US blacklist:
FBI Has ‘Secure’ Workspace in Law Firm That Represents Democrats:
ICE Searched LexisNexis Database Over a Million Times in Just 7 Months:
These cell phones can't make calls or access the internet. ICE is using them to track migrants:
Trump ICE Officials Thought Immigrant Kids Were Reunited With Parents Too Soon:
"[L]awyers for the families say the emails make it clear that the separations were intentional — and that ultimately, the policy was designed to cause further suffering to families."
Biden’s Diabolical Plan: Bureaucrats To Grant Asylum, Not Judges
Supreme Court asks DOJ to Decide if NSO Group is a Foreign Agent:
Supreme Court rules against Vermont innkeeper trying to sue border patrol agent:
SCOTUS Just Made It Even Harder To Sue an Abusive Federal Agent
Supreme Court ruling on lawsuits against federal agents could affect Maine:
Zachary Heiden, chief counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, said the ruling is cause for concern in Maine and other states with international borders, where federal agents are authorized to check a person’s citizenship status within 100 miles of the border. “The reality of this ruling is that it will make it harder to enforce the Constitution,” Heiden said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “This was a ruling about whether a federal agent can be held accountable for violating a person’s rights under the Constitution.”
Senators urges more resources, staff for U.S.-Canada border security:
Texas installs miles of concertina wire along border near Rio Grande:
Can anyone say the Berlin Wall, anyone?
BS Warning: Border Patrol is Investigating Itself Following Deaths
DHS warns of heightened "extremist threat" during summer:
DHS to go after conspiracy forums:
Innocent man says he was jailed for 17 days after American Airlines misidentified him as a shoplifter at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport:
Another legal “victory” but still no justice for tortured air traveler:
"For more than a decade, we’ve been monitoring the saga of Yonas Fikre, a US citizen who was placed on the US government’s No-Fly List and blacklisted by his government as a “suspected terrorist” while he was overseas on business."
Delta's new facial recognition art display shows everyone something different:
"So instead of spending several minutes studying a giant screen to confirm which gate a flight is departing from, passengers traveling with Delta will see only the details for their specific flight on the screen, even when several of them are crowded around it at once. It sounds like a privacy nightmare, but assuming it works as promised, the information is only visible to the passenger while gazing at the display, and to no one else. But how does it confirm who’s specifically looking at the Parallel Reality display and where they’re standing? Facial recognition."
Vision-Box Unveils Seamless Facial Recognition Kiosks for Travel Industry:
$100M Google Photos BIPA settlement but most of the money will go to attorneys not people:
"Attorneys who led the class action against Google are expected to ask the court to allow them to claim up to $40M of the settlement as legal fees."
Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s new investment firm deepens ties to the US military:
"America’s Frontier Fund exemplifies the revolving door between the tech industry and government."
Magna's Driver Monitoring System Hidden in Rearview Mirror Can Tell When You're on the Phone:
"Nearly every major automaker has vehicles with these types of systems installed, including Subaru with its EyeSight system, Mercedes' Attention Assist. All are in a constant state of refinement."
Buick, Chinese-Swedish auto newcomer Lynk & Co, preview facial recognition in new EV cars:
Paravision Selected for Five Eyes Deepfake Detection Program:
"We are proud to partner with a major Five Eyes government to deliver an impactful, high-accuracy capability for deepfake detection, and to have the opportunity to apply our team and technology to address this urgent need."
VSBLTY and Wireless Guardian to install facial recognition/surveillance tech in 2,800 retail stores:
"Mountain Express Oil stores will be the first U.S. convenience chain to feature, at scale, video screens attached to cooler doors that allow content to play a rotation of high impact, full-color graphics as well as run alternating transparent content to engage and inform the customer. Cooler door space is sold as a media buy, similar to other media channels, but with the advantage of influencing impulse purchase decisions right at point of sale."
US trademark office delays digital ID's (ID.me):
Biden Officials Lied When They Said Disinformation Board Wouldn’t Target Americans:
How the FBI uses FISA laws to spy on you:
Can police secretly spy on your home without a warrant? Appeals Court doesn’t know:
"Despite three years’ deliberation on the issue, the First Circuit failed to decide whether police may install a secret video camera outside someone’s home and record everything that happens there for eight months without a warrant."
US Postal Service Sued For Seizing ‘Defund Police’ Facemasks:https://ij.org/press-release/oakland-activist-sues-to-hold-postal-officers-accountable-for-illegal-search-and-seizure-of-his-mail/
Houston Forces Private Businesses to Install 24/7 Citywide Digital Surveillance Cameras for Warrantless Access by Police:
Manchester, NH police to expand 285 surveillance camera system using business and home owner cameras:
Springfield, Ohio police receive $300K to purchase 40 public surveillance cameras and license plate readers:
"Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the third round of the grant funding at Springfield City Hall Monday morning. Sixteen law enforcement agencies in the state will receive a portion of $3.9 million in this funding round."
Court sides with Dayton, says Ohio restrictions on traffic cameras are ‘unconstitutional'
Long Beach Equity commission recommends banning police facial recognition and license plate readers:
Detroit council postpones vote on $8.5M expanded ShotSpotter program:
"The council committee is using federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act. Detroit was allocated $826 million to provide pandemic relief, which must be obligated by end of 2024 and spent by end of 2026. The city plans on spending $50 million towards public safety."
New DNA technology, ‘cars for days’ Here's how Baton Rouge cops spent $14M from the feds:
Corner Alliance awarded $100K to create national vehicle alerting technology contract:
China's drone carrier hints at 'swarm' ambitions for Pacific
Axon proposes Taser-armed drones to stop school shootings:
Company (Axon) That Turned ‘Excited Delirium’ Into A Thing Thinks It Can Prevent School Shootings With Drone-Mounted Tasers:
Axon dropping plans to equip drones with tasers for now:
Most of Axon's Ethics Board Resigns to Protest Stun-Gun Drone Project:
Drone Technology to Deter Active Shooters Gets $750K Grant From Air Force:
The National Public Safety Drone Donation Program (NPS-DDP) gives drones to police departments:
L.A. Real Estate developer Cirtwill Investments uses NPS-DDP to give Bell Gardens Police Department drones:
Supreme Court sends Long Lake Township drone case back to Court of Appeals Court:
"The state's highest court has remanded a civil lawsuit, centering around whether municipalities have the right to fly a drone over someone's property, back to the state's Court of Appeals."
Appeals court: No warrant, no drone flyover
Walmart to use drones to deliver to 4M Homes:
Bizarre Drone Swarms That Harassed Navy Ships ID'd:
The View co-host Joy Behar: "once black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change, trust me.”
NFL coach forced to apologize after Tweet asking why BLM riots were ignored:
‘Live PD’ Returning to TV After Being Canceled in Wake of George Floyd’s Death:
DOJ Opens Probe Into Louisiana State Police Over Beating Black Men:
Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police:
Connecticut Troopers Accused of Misconduct 900 Times in 6 Years:
MA Troopers Paint Vehicle Pink To Act Like They Care About Breast Cancer:
They used taxpayer funds to strip the vehicle and re-paint and and will have to do it again in a month.
Police departments are acquiring ice cream 'propaganda' trucks (2017)
MA trooper had seized drugs at his home, was kicked off force after overdosing:
Supreme Court Appeal: Govt Employee (Highway Engineer) with No Police Authority Pulled Over and Detained Drivers, Yet Granted Qualified Immunity
Washington Supreme Court Rules Race and Ethnicity Must Be Considered in Police Encounters:
Louisiana State Police commander faces his second contempt ruling in case of Black trooper who leaked Ronald Greene files:
Police called to Chicago DA’s home in domestic dispute:
Top Tennessee Prosecutor Prides Herself On Being Tough On Crime. But Not When it Comes To Police:
"Police in Shelby County have shot and killed 20 people during Weirich’s 11-year run as the county’s top prosecutor, but her office has not prosecuted a single one."
Methuen police captain fired for lying to protect one of America's highest paid police chief's:
Methuen’s police chief is one of the highest paid in the country — and he says he deserves more
Seattle police chief who displayed Nazi insignia on office door to get $1.5M from city:
"A suburban Seattle city will pay more than $1.5 million to settle a dispute with a former assistant police chief who was disciplined for posting a Nazi rank insignia on his office door and joking about the Holocaust."
Cincinnati cop fired for getting 'Pure Evil' tattooed on knuckles wants job back:
'I'm not going to help you:' Man drowned in Tempe Town Lake as police watched:
3 Cops Put On Leave After Watching Man Drown As He Cried For Help:
Study finds Supreme Court on far right of American public:
The US Supreme Court Has Become a Right-Wing Corporate Conspiracy:
Right-Wing Judges Say It’s “Harmless” to Label Climate Activist a Terrorist:
Angela Davis Says Black Activist Anthony Gay Is Jailed on False Charges:
Judge rules against man, whose fiancée’s father charged him with littering at her grave:
DISGUSTED: San Francisco's Progressive DA Recalled By Voters
Chicago Mayor Says People Charged With Violent Crimes Are Guilty Because Prosecutors Say So:
Chicago judge pushes back after mayor says those charged with violent crimes ‘are guilty’
31,000 MA defendants to split $14M in drug lab settlement:
Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet (Police Swatting):
NY Governor bans purchase of body armor:
How a New York County Used the State’s ‘Red Flag’ Law to Seize 160 Guns:
For Families in Uvalde, Laws Limit Paths to Accountability:
"Police officers rarely face criminal charges for inaction, and limits on civil lawsuits shield school districts and the police."
Uvalde Mom Who Was Handcuffed Says Police Warned Her Not to Tell Her Story:
School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting:
Journalists in Texas Say Uvalde Police Are Actively Obstructing News Reporters:
Uvalde schools police chief: I didn't know I was in charge at the shooting scene
How do you define ‘good character’ in a MA cop? Commission tasked with certifying law enforcement adopts new regulations:
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Has Allowed Its Gang Problem To Thrive:
Embattled L.A. County Sheriff Villanueva Will Have To Fight To Stay in Office:
Court hears debate on whether Minneapolis has enough cops:
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has ‘Unfettered’ Power to Re-Imprison People:
Juvenile Detention Center That Illegally Jailed Kids Now Will Answer to an Oversight Board:
Misconduct by Illinois Corrections Officers in Prisons Received Scant Discipline:
Michigan cop charged with second-degree murder in Patrick Lyoya case:
Estate of Black man killed by North Carolina cops to get $3M:
Texas appeals agrees to review murder conviction of white cop who killed unarmed Black teen:
How Los Angeles Created the Playbook for a Nationwide War on the Homeless:
Police chief going to prison after lying to Missouri mom and taking her kids:
Minneapolis cop gets three years for stealing drugs during traffic stops:
Louisiana cop arrested after children discover evidence in trash, including guns:
Decorated Cop Admits to Running Child Porn Ring in Which Infants Were Sexually Abused:
Corrections Officer Arrested for Raping His Daughter to Prove She Was Not Gay, Before Murdering Her And Her Mom:
Juvenile parole officer to plead guilty to having child sex abuse photos:
Students Of Color Push Back On Calls For Police In Schools:
Black Students, Students Of Color Reject Increased Calls For Police In Schools:
Unintentional Destruction: Torres v. Madrid, in Defining a Fourth Amendment Seizure of the Person as a Common Law Arrest,Amendment Seizure of the Person as a Common Law Arrest
Appeals Court scrutinizes use of police dog on fleeing suspect:
"A police officer denied qualified immunity by a federal judge told an appeals court panel he was not required to give a warning to a fleeing suspect before releasing his K-9."
Appeals Court: Hawaiian cops can arrest motorists for going more than 29 MPH over speed limit
Appeals Court: It’s OK For Cops To Unreasonably Extend Traffic Stops
Police driving practices under scrutiny as crashes kill officers, bystanders:
The Alternative to Police That Is Proven to Reduce Violence:
"Nationwide, cops fatally shoot hundreds of people experiencing mental health emergencies every year. The city’s crisis responders, by contrast, don’t carry weapons. And they don’t have law enforcement backgrounds: Each three-person team includes a Fire Department paramedic, a behavioral health specialist, and a peer support counselor to help connect people with social services."
Cops Continue To Make The Best Argument For Defunding The Police:
Kansas Cops Seized $21M From People Over the Past Two Years. Most Were Never Convicted of a Crime:
PPSA Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down Warrantless Exception to Home Entry:https://www.protectprivacynow.org/news/ppsa-once-again-urges-supreme-court-to-strike-down-warrantless-exception-to-home-entry
Not Shake My Son’: Is a Black Father Serving Life for a Crime That Never Occurred?
Oregon dropping AI tool used in child abuse cases:
Senate passes bill in response to San Francisco crime lab scandal:
Are forensic experts biased Scientist’s claims spark outrage:
Credit Unions and Banking Groups Warn of “Devastating Consequences” of a Digital Currency:
Chinese govt hackers breached telcos to snoop on network traffic:
As More Students, Faculty Back BDS, American Universities Maintain Apartheid Ties:
Fire's Greg Lukianoff: Saving the 'Culture of Free Speech'
[O]ver the past 20 years—and especially over the past few years—the ACLU has seemingly retreated from its unwavering defense of free speech in favor of supporting progressive candidates and causes. It ran ads supporting Stacey Abrams in her gubernatorial campaign in Georgia, for instance. It's called for the forgiveness of $50,000 in student loan debt. It even ghostwrote and placed the Washington Post op-ed about domestic violence that led to Amber Heard losing a defamation case against Johnny Depp.
Feds use "Cyber Shield 2022" to train National Guard to Fight Disinformation:
New York Requiring Social Media Companies to Report ‘Hateful Conduct’
'Free Speech For Thee, But Not For Me' - Why Ilya Shapiro Quit Georgetown:
Five Georgetown Ethics Profs Scold President For Failing To Uphold Free Speech Policy:
Gov. DeSantis seeks control over universities, targeting tenure and ‘politicized’ classes:
PolitiFact “fact checkers” have zero expertise, yet blacklist medical journal papers they don’t like:
US State-Affiliated NewsGuard Targets Consortium News:
NewsGuard’s Scarlet Letter:
Twitter and the Department of Homeland Security:A senior Department of Homeland Security official planned to meet Twitter executives in April to discuss potential censorship “partnerships” between the federal government and Twitter, a leaked government memo reveals. The meeting was intended to be “in person,” “off-the-record,” and “closed [to the] press,” according to the memo, part of a cache of documents two Republican senators released last night.
Silicon Valley Corporations Are Taking Control Of History:https://caityjohnstone.medium.com/silicon-valley-corporations-are-taking-control-of-history-501c47f0e55b
A Supreme Court speech showdown is coming, and nobody knows what to expect:
Podcast: How The Government Snoops On You By Buying Up Your Personal Data
Silicon Valley Corporations are Taking Control of History:
Terrifying New Novel Imagines What Happens When Tech Lords Take Over the Government:
U.S.-Canadian firm Sandvine fosters Russian censorship infrastructure:
Meta Hit With 8 Suits Claiming Its Algorithms Hook Youth and Ruin Their Lives:
Meta Kills Its Smartwatch, Delays AR Glasses:
Massive Facebook Messenger phishing operation generates millions:
Connecticut to hire “misinformation” expert who will urge social media sites to censor “false” posts:
Amazon employees demand banning of all books they don’t like:
Obvious: Always-On Bluetooth Could Be Used to Track Your Phone
Looming abortion law changes are forcing clinics to take a look at digital privacy:
Apple wins patent for point-of-sales facial recognition NFC reader that ID's customers whether they want them to or not:
Woman tracks boyfriend with AirTags, kills him over affair:
Apple's "watchOS 9" to track medication usage:
BS Warning: Apple CEO Worries Losing Privacy Could Change People's Behavior
Apple CEO's Letter to U.S. Senate Supporting Strong Privacy Legislation:
Car companies haven’t figured out if they’ll let Apple CarPlay take over infotainment screens:
Gone in 130 seconds: New Tesla hack gives thieves their own personal key
New Emotet Variant Steals Users' Credit Card Information from Google Chrome:
Telegram Exposed User Data To Authorities:
Reinventing Cambridge Analytica One Good Intention at a Time:
Surveillance Tech Is Wrongly Accusing Disabled Students of Cheating on Tests:
Mandatory Student Spyware Is Creating a Perfect Storm of Human Rights Abuses:
Feds seize SSNDOB marketplace that listed personal data of 24M people:
White House Developing National Strategy to INCREASE Data Collection of Americans:
"The U.S. government wants to collect, analyze and share more of Americans’ data, especially as new technologies and procedures offer the potential to do so without compromising citizens’ privacy, and is developing a national strategy to align policies and regulations with that goal."
Lawmakers Float Opt-In Privacy Bill:
The New Federal Privacy bill is Bad for Everyone Except Big Tech:
"[I]t’s not pretty good, or even remotely good. It carves out exemptions for bad bosses and law enforcement officials, while letting data brokers continue buying and selling vast amounts of our personal data with impunity."
Big Tech Mounting Big-Money Fight to Defeat to Corporate Antitrust Bill:
What can browser history inadvertently reveal about a person’s health?
Shields Health Care Group data breach affects 2M people:
Plaintiff Sues Shields Health Care Group for Compromising Health Information in Data Breach:
Platinum Hospitalists data breach:
Aesto Health data breach:
Allaire Healthcare Groupdata breach:
Arizona medical data breaches: How many records have been affected?
As Patients’ Families Struggled to Pay Medical Bills, $886M Went to St. Jude’s Hospital Reserve Fund in 2021:
State & Local News
VT- State's first domestic terrorism charge: DA charges Orleans County student with domestic terrorism
VT- Internal investigation of Essex cop found three instances of improper conduct, including assault:
VT- ACLU launches database to track problem officers:
VT- Burlington Police Department's budget request gives glimpse at hiring plans:
ME- Falsely accused Acton man challenges officers’ immunity in appeals court:
An Acton man who was awarded $90,000 in damages after a judge ruled that he had been falsely accused is appealing the judge’s decision to shield his arresting officers from prosecution. In August, U.S. District Judge John Woodcock ruled Charron was a victim of “classic malicious prosecution,” and ordered damages be paid by the two men whose false story had gotten him arrested and charged.
ME- Westbrook students walk out to protest police detention of Black classmate:
ME- Judge rules that lawsuit against state indigent legal services can proceed:
ME- Portland Approves $269M Budget, Homelessness Task Force:
NH- ‘Tough on crime’ attitude leads to explosive growth of prison system:
NH- Portsmouth approves $131 million police budget
NH- Concord passes budget to hire more police:
MA- Boston cop feels ‘intimidated’ by City Councilor Julia Mejia:
MA- Boston City Council proposes $13M cut from police department to fund other initiatives:
"The big loser was the police department, from whose $395 million budget the council’s proposal would chop more than $13.3 million, with most of that coming from the long-contentious overtime budget."
MA- Boston City Council at odds with Mayor of police department funding:
“Just when you thought the defund-the-police movement was dead, along comes a @BOSCityCouncil eager to make Boston the next Seattle,” the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association tweeted. “Devaluing police officers is a bad idea. Other parts of the country have tried it and the results were catastrophic.”
MA- Boston mayor and police unions on the same page for faster internal affairs investigations:
MA- Fired trooper who OD'd saved by Narcan; DA won’t bring charges
MA- Someday the leadership of the State Police are going to do the right thing:
MA- Democrats Vote to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens:
GA- Two Pre-school teachers caught on camera abusing children:
SC- The NAACP and ACLU are challenging the state's ban on automated data collection:
FL- DeSantis Signs Six New Bills, Touts Florida as ‘Most Military-Friendly State’
OH- The City of Akron say 145 Flock Safety License plate readers will "help save lives immediately"
"Councilman Brad McKitrick said the camera purchase will help save lives immediately."
OH- Hamilton police the latest agency to purchase body cameras:
IL- Appeals Court tackles whether parties are owed access to audio court records:
IL- Lawmakers fail to legalize speed cams on highways:
IL- More Expressway License Plate Readers Coming to Cook County Expressways, DuSable Lake Shore Drive:
MN- Student privacy bill becomes law:
DE- Medical privacy bill threatens parental rights, GOP reps say:
TX- The city of Buda is evaluating Flock Safety license plate readers:
TX- The Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority has given out $15M in license plate reader grants to police departments:
CO- Why EFF Supports State’s Right to Repair Wheelchairs Law:
CA- Activists Successfully Sue Marion County Sheriff for Illegally Sharing License Plate Reader Data:
CA- Privacy Regulator Proposes Broad Privacy Rules:
CA- AG Emphasizes Health Apps' Legal Obligation to Protect Reproductive Health Info:
CA- The Association of National Advertiser wants the CPPA to let them share or sell customers info:
CA- CPPA Votes To Initiate Formal Rulemaking Process:
WA- Everett man’s cannabis DUI challenge rejected by state Supreme Court:
Bilderberg Group meets in secret to discuss “disinformation”
Poor Pakistani women must use World Bank sponsored biometrics "Benazir card" to use benefits:
"The government of Sindh is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety to run social support initiatives that will distribute cash transfers, scholarships, nutrition and vaccinations to poor women and children using the Benazir card. Murad Ali Shah also apprised about the negotiation with World Bank for support to the tune of $200 million over next 5 years were in final stage. He added that MCSP would be scaled up to rural areas province wide."
World Bank uses Philippines’ ID system to justify worldwide acceptance:
The Financial Action Task Force Report on AML/CTF Digital Strategy for Law Enforcement:
Frontex: big spending on aerial surveillance
EU Commission must withdraw new law to uphold online privacy, security and free expression:
EU: Online platforms now have an hour to remove terrorist content
The EU's New Message-Scanning Regulation Must Be Stopped:
European Data Protection Supervisor: We still need to talk about data protection
Digital Services Act under threat over fight between EU Parliament, France:
Chinese hacking group Aoqin Dragon quietly spied orgs for a decade
"Named Aoqin Dragon, the hacking group is focused on cyber-espionage, targeting government, education, and telecommunication organizations based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Australia."
Russia- Investigative journalist has bank accounts frozen and gets placed on wanted list:
Russia- Government fast-tracks digital ruble to be used in “real operations” in 2023:
Kosovo- Police pepper spray protesting war veterans:
Norway- Government to track all food purchases
Poland- Government Establishes 'Terrifying' Pregnancy Register After Banning Almost All Abortions:
France- Government taps tech researchers to police social media:
France- Data Protection Authority warns over illegal use of Google Analytics
Italy- Data Protection Authority fined Municipality of Taranto €150,000 for public surveillance cameras:
Italy- Data Protection Authority fined trash collection company Amiu €200,000 for collecting video images of people:
UK- A cashless society is a greater surveillance state:
UK- How Beijing’s surveillance power crept onto UK streets:
UK- Clearview AI hit with £7.5M Fine:
UK- Government considers vaccine passports for 5-year-olds:
UK- Met police are profiling children on a large scale:
UK- Met police did not consult us on children’s data project, say youth violence experts:
UK- Post Office to use Yoti facial recognition for employee vetting:
UK- Privacy International's response to DCMS' consulation on data protection reform:
UK- Paul Mason’s covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed:
Paul Mason Says Bellingcat Launders Information For Western Intelligence:
IRL- Police use of facial recognition unnecessary and disproportionate:
China- Report on Limits of “Consent” in Government’s Data Protection Law:
Hong Kong- Police Arrest Six People for Honoring Victims of Tiananmen Square Massacre:
Singapore- Changi Airport to use IDEMIA facial recognition to ID passengers:
Singapore- Data Protection Authority: Data Anonymization Tool Now Available
Thailand- Police Chief ‘Joe Ferrari’ Given Life in Prison for Torturing Suspect to Death:
Myanmar- UN condemns military’s “digital dictatorship” and call for Member State action:
Philippines- Government's national facial recognition/iris scanning ID system registers over 66.4M Filipinos:
Israel’s Dance of Flags is a Zionist Hate Parade:
"Israel Police's Jerusalem District Chief Doron Turgeman implored that the annual Dance of Flags parade through the Old City on Jerusalem Day be re-routed amid the ongoing violence between Arabs and Jews throughout the city."
Israel- UN report criticizes government for ‘continued occupation’ of Palestine:
Israel- Government's West Bank Ordinance: The Latest Effort to Suppress Palestinian Civil Society
Nigeria- Transportation drivers must submit their biometrics to work (OneID):
All individuals running shuttle buses, tricycles (“keke”), trucks, mini-trucks, lorries and taxis
Tekedia Capital Invests in OneID:
Kenya- Meta says Kenyan court has no jurisdiction to determine case against it, wants it thrown out:
NZ- Privacy Commissioner updates CCTV guidance:
Canada- Border Officers Caught Giving Special Treatment to Criminals, Having Ties to Hells Angels:
Canada- Thin-skinned blue line: Police fight against defunding, showing their true colors:
Canada- Thunder Bay Police Department to use BriefCam facial recognition to ID people in real-time:
"To be able to search that, it required actually sitting an officer in front of a screen doing a playback for that, almost real time. Which is extremely inefficient, takes a long time," Chris Adams, the police service's director of communications and technology said.
Canada- Justice Minister says you don’t have absolute right to private property:
Canada- Prime Minister nominates Philippe Dufresne as Privacy Commissioner:
Jamaica- Government to require digital ID's (facial recognition) for welfare recipients:
Colombia- EFF to Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Government’s Surveillance of Human Rights-Defending Lawyers Group Violated International Law