Key Congress Members Seek Facial Recognition Halt

Members of Congress are intensifying calls for a temporary ban on the federal government’s use of facial recognition technology after the disclosure that the FBI has amassed a database of more than 640 million photographs, “There are only 330 million people in the country,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said at a committee hearing.

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Can Big Data Fix Florida’s Criminal Justice System?

Florida now requires the collection of massive amounts of personal information that can be used to determine justice decisions. Proponents argue it will not only save money, but provide for fairer treatment. One legal analyst, however, is skeptical.

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Privacy & Policing: Does Your DNA Need a Lawyer?

DNA identification has been celebrated for its ability to exonerate the wrongfully convicted, but what if it’s also used by law enforcement to place you under suspicion for a crime you didn’t commit? A Stanford Law School researcher sketches out the dystopian implications of commercial geneology services.