By: Wired SIDNEY FUSSELLBUSINESS NEW YORK CITY police bought a range of surveillance tools—including facial-recognition software, predictive policing software, vans equipped with x-ray machines to detect weapons, and “stingray” cell site simulators—with no public oversight, according to documents released Tuesday. In all, the documents show that the NYPD spent at least $159 millionContinue Reading

Suburbs of Surveillance Law enforcement officials are encouraging private homeowners’ associations to install license plate reader cameras from startup Flock Safety. But are they really keeping neighborhoods safer?By Sarah Holder and Fola Akinnibi August 4, 2021, 7:00 AM EDT Sarah Holder is a writer for CityLab in San Francisco, focused on urban politics, housing,Continue Reading | By Oriana Pawlyk While police units across the U.S. are seeing increased calls for body camera use to better monitor what officers are doing, the Air Force’s law enforcement troops will stop using the security tool in part due to lack of funding for their application. The service hasContinue Reading

Purchased camera systems were supposedly made in the U.S. but actually originated from Chinese companies blacklisted for security reasons. Sam Biddle NUMEROUS FEDERAL AGENCIES, including several branches of the military, buy video surveillance equipment that can’t legally be used in U.S. government systems and that is made by Chinese companies sanctionedContinue Reading

By SIA The Security Industry Association has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the responsible and ethical uses of security technology. In July 2020, SIA implemented its Code of Ethics and required all new and renewing members to affirm that they will abide by the provisions of the code. SIA regards theContinue Reading

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has the ability to track people in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx by running images from 15,280 surveillance cameras into invasive and discriminatory facial recognition software, a new Amnesty International investigation reveals. Thousands of volunteers from around the world participated in the investigation, taggingContinue Reading

Owners of Anker’s Eufy security cameras are running into a serious privacy bug. As 9to5Mac reports, users on Anker’s forums and Reddit have found themselves suddenly accessing others’ camera feeds, including recordings and even account details. Logging out and in again appears to resolve the issue (as does using HomeKit Secure Video), but this clearly raises concerns that aContinue Reading