Shining a Light on Federal Law Enforcement’s Use of Computer Hacking Tools

Privacy International, the ACLU, and the Buffalo School of Law filed a series of FOIA requests seeking records about the use of hacking tools by U.S. federal law enforcement agencies.

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Lawmakers Demand Intelligence Community Release a Report on Deepfakes – Motherboard

Three representatives asked the Director of National Intelligence to create a report about how deepfakes could be used against the U.S. by hostile nations.

Source: Lawmakers Demand Intelligence Community Release a Report on Deepfakes – Motherboard

Trump Declassifying Page, Ohr Records Will Have Broader Effects | Just Security

Blanket declassification of information related to the Page FISA warrant and Ohr’s counterintelligence work will have significant consequences beyond the Russia investigation.

Source: Trump Declassifying Page, Ohr Records Will Have Broader Effects | Just Security

IBM Used NYPD Surveillance Footage to Develop Technology That Lets Police Search by Skin Color

New York City served as IBM’s “primary testing area” for developing software that enables police to search surveillance video footage for skin color.

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Does Pervasive Secrecy Impede Intelligence Collection?: How Intelligence Agencies Could Use Crowdsourcing to Foil WMD Attacks | Just Security

Most cell phone users already share far more personal information. Where does the assumption come from that they would object to collection and (at least triggered) reporting of serious threats by their devices? For those who object (exactly who,) what does less “pervasive secrecy” translate to in a quantifiable and transparently demonstrable way i.e. satisfy who with what?

Crowdsourcing and intelligence collection: How intel agencies and the public could stop WMD attacks through collaboration.

Source: Does Pervasive Secrecy Impede Intelligence Collection?: How Intelligence Agencies Could Use Crowdsourcing to Foil WMD Attacks | Just Security

Privacy Shield on Shaky Ground: What’s Up With EU-U.S. Data Privacy Regulations – Lawfare

Tensions between the U.S. and the EU on Privacy Shield will provide some clues about the future of global privacy legislation.

Source: Privacy Shield on Shaky Ground: What’s Up With EU-U.S. Data Privacy Regulations – Lawfare

Security Clearance Records, FOIA, and Privacy: What Went Wrong for Abigail Spanberger

A step-by-step of the missteps that allowed a Democratic candidate’s security clearance application fall into GOP hands.

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