A police raid on a small city’s only newspaper was correctly met with outrage. But the threat to freedom of the press goes far deeper.
Albert Fox Cahn is the founder and executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.), a New York-based civil rights and privacy group, a TED fellow, a Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center, and a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. His TED Talk is available here.
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Abortion-seekers will have targets on their backs once Roe v. Wade is overturned, and law enforcement already relies on Big Tech to track citizens.
The world’s wealthiest man is an erratic leader, and will gain enormous power when he assumes ownership over millions of people’s personal data.
Mayor Eric Adams seemed to be cheering on new tech that will supposedly keep us safe, even as the existing tech predictably failed to do so.
New technologies like facial recognition and “gun detection AI” are being hyped as solutions, but they’re deeply flawed and ripe for abuse.
For 20 years, biometric surveillance served as a substitute for a civil society and the rule of law. Now, those tools are in the hands of the Taliban.
He’s a 77-year-old who’s hardly been in a courtroom for decades, but it’s satisfying to see the legal system take his sins seriously—and with more punishment potentially to come.