Tag: Identification Devices

How Commandos Could Quickly Confirm They Got Their Target

WASHINGTON — When President Trump announced on Sunday morning that a special forces raid had resulted in the death of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, he said two things that might have sounded contradictory. One was that Mr. al-Baghdadi, cornered in a tunnel by American forces, had detonated a suicide vest and that […]

Read More

The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are Efforts to Suppress It.

AUSTIN, Texas — At Austin Community College, civics is an unwritten part of the curriculum — so much so that for years the school has tapped its own funds to set up temporary early-voting sites on nine of its 11 campuses. No more, however. This spring, the Texas Legislature outlawed polling places that did not […]

Read More

You’re in a Police Lineup, Right Now

Face recognition technology is being used to unlock phones, clear customs, identify immigrants and solve crimes. In the Video Op-Ed above, Clare Garvie demands the United States government hit pause on face recognition. She argues that while this convenient technology may seem benign to those who feel they have nothing to hide, face recognition is […]

Read More

Army Officer Assigned to Mar-a-Lago Sentenced for Lying in Child Pornography Case

A noncommissioned Army officer who was once in charge of White House communications equipment at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Fla., was sentenced to three years of probation on Friday for lying to a federal officer during a child pornography investigation, court documents show. According to an initial charging document, the officer, […]

Read More

In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons

HONG KONG — The police officers wrestled with Colin Cheung in an unmarked car. They needed his face. They grabbed his jaw to force his head in front of his iPhone. They slapped his face. They shouted, “Wake up!” They pried open his eyes. It all failed: Mr. Cheung had disabled his phone’s facial-recognition login […]

Read More

I Used Google Ads for Social Engineering. It Worked.

Kevin Hines had one thought as he plummeted toward the Pacific Ocean: I can change anything in my life except the fact that I just jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge. “One sentence could have stopped me,” Kevin wrote. “Had any one of the hundreds of passers-by engaged with me, it would … potentially have […]

Read More

‘I Don’t Run It’: Trump Responds to Reports of Undocumented Workers at His Properties

After months of silence, President Trump responded on Friday to reports that the Trump Organization has employed dozens of undocumented immigrants by saying that he doesn’t know whether the organization does or not. “I don’t know because I don’t run it,” Mr. Trump said when asked if he was confident that undocumented immigrants were no […]

Read More

Smile, Your City Is Watching You

Walking through the streets of New York City, you can feel the thrill of being lost in the crowd. As throngs of people filter past, each going about their days, it seems possible to blend in without being noticed. But as municipalities and companies pursue the dream of “smart cities,” creating hyper-connected urban spaces designed […]

Read More

Prosecutors Are Shaping Privacy Law, and Your Privacy Isn’t Their Priority

On most weekdays in the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, prosecutors will ask the magistrate judge on duty to issue lots of sealed orders authorizing them to use all sorts of investigative technologies or requiring technology companies to keep tech-based searches secret. But that typically won’t happen when I’m the judge on duty. When it’s my […]

Read More