FCC bans sale of new devices from Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE and others

Friday’s order to ban new sales and imports from five Chinese companies is the first time in its history that the agency has blocked the sale of telecommunications equipment on national security grounds.

What is Fog Reveal? A legal scholar explains the app some police forces are using to track people without a warrant

Law enforcement use of Fog Reveal puts a spotlight on that loophole between U.S. data privacy law and electronic surveillance law.

Surveillance is pervasive: Yes, you are being watched, even if no one is looking for you

It’s important to recognize how physical and digital tracking work together.

Lawmaker questions community doorbell surveillance

Sen. Edward J. Markey wants more information on “invasive data collection and problematic engagement with police departments” of Amazon’s subsidiary, Ring.

ICE's 'surveillance dragnet' built with DMV photos, report says

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has used facial recognition to search through the driver's license photos of one in three adults in the U.S., according to a new report by Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology.

Colorado moves toward statewide coverage of wastewater surveillance

As the state expands wastewater surveillance and testing to cover 47 utilities serving 60% of Colorado's population, residents can review results on a public dashboard.

Report reveals surveillance abuses in educational technology

Four education technology companies misused surveillance software while students were using their products, resulting in contact with local law enforcement, according to a report prepared by two senators.

Health officials see bright future in poop surveillance

Using wastewater surveillance data, academics, private companies, public health departments and sewage plant operators are trying to track infectious diseases beyond COVID-19.

Proposed bill would let people know when law enforcement is surveilling them

The legislation would require law enforcement to disclose surveillance orders covering digital communications, such as e-mails and search histories, as well as more traditional calls and wiretaps. 

Virginia expands sewage surveillance for COVID

To better spot infections before cases spike, the Virginia Department of Health’s wastewater surveillance testing program will start receiving data weekly from 25 sites selected based on geographical location and population-testing rates.

Police ties to Ring home surveillance come under scrutiny

Many law enforcement agencies have been launching voluntary doorbell camera registries so they can call on homeowners' videos to expedite investigations.

High-tech surveillance amplifies police bias and overreach

The debates about reimagining existing law enforcement practices must include a discussion about police surveillance because technology cannot address the deeper issues of race, power and privacy that lie at the heart of modern-day policing.

Digital surveillance can help bring the coronavirus pandemic under control -- but also threatens privacy

The pandemic is confronting Americans with important questions about how much and what kinds of surveillance and tracking to accept in support of better health, as well as a revitalized economy.