September 19, 2020

Police trial of Amazon facial recognition tech doesn’t seem to be going very well

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BY MATT BINDER From Mashable Amazon’s facial recognition technology, Rekognition, continues to cause controversy. In documents recently obtained by BuzzFeed News, we now have a behind-the-scenes look at how Orlando police have been using the technology. After the city let the original pilot program expire after public outcry, Orlando started a second pilot program with […]

In first week, Kavanaugh proves whose side he’s on

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By Felicia J. Persaud From NAN News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Oct. 19, 2018: For those who believe the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh is “water under the bridge” and we should all move on, get ready for the tsunami. As Kavanaugh settled in for his first week on the Supreme Court last week, he […]

US Immigration Agents nab Caribbean Nationals in enforcement sweep

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From Antigua News Room The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says officers from its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark, New Jersey Field Office arrested several Caribbean nationals among 37 immigrants during a five-day operation. On Monday, ICE said the operation, which concluded Friday, was as part of the agency’s “ongoing public […]

Caribbean immigrant hands Trump administration a legal setback

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From NAN News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 4, 2018: A case filed by a Caribbean immigrant in detention has left the Trump administration facing a legal setback to its immigration policies. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, in Washington, D.C., ruled that the government may not arbitrarily detain people seeking asylum. The ruling comes in […]

ACLU asks Amazon to stop selling surveillance technology to governments

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By DIAMOND NAGA SIU From Mashable The American Civil Liberties Union is delivering a petition to Amazon’s Seattle headquarters today with more than 150,000 signatures. They are requesting for Amazon to stop providing the government with facial recognition technology. “Amazon has entered the surveillance business, and they’re selling to the government,” reads the online ACLU […]

How to be a kinder human in the new year

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BY CHLOE BRYAN From Mashable For many of us, 2017 is going to be rough. Getting through it will require peak kindness. If you’re looking to treat others better in 2017 (uh, we hope that is the case), start with a few simple changes. Bonus: This is a New Year’s resolution that does not include […]

The Editor Speaks: Funny and how true is it?

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The following was sent to me by one of our readers that was funny and also made me think and ask: How true is it? Food for thought! Put all the old people in jail! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!…. Here’s the way it should be: Let’s put the seniors in jail and the criminals in […]

California secretly listened to cellphone calls from the air

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By Steve Dent From engadget The CIA-developed “Dirtbox” can monitor thousands of people at a time. If you had cellphone problems in Orange County within the last few years, you may have been the unwitting victim of a secret cellphone surveillance program, according to the ACLU. Since 2009, the Anaheim Police Department has used the […]

ACLU: Let wrongfully convicted man spend last days at home

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By Stephanie Slifer CBS News NEW YORK – The clock is ticking for Max Soffar, a Texas man dying of liver cancer who is on death row for a crime he says he didn’t commit. “It’s your worst nightmare,” says Brian Stull, a senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who serves […]