Portland passes expansive city ban on facial recognition tech

The city council in Portland, Oregon passed legislation Wednesday that’s widely regarded as the most aggressive municipal ban on facial recognition technology so far. Through a pair of ordinances, Portland will both prohibit city bureaus from using the controversial technology and stop private companies from employing it in public areas. Oakland, San Francisco and Boston […]

California Is Winning The Digital Privacy Fight

shutterstock_317154074 Starting in 2016, tech companies can tell law enforcement in California to come back with a warrant for access to digital data. That’s because California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA), a landmark digital privacy law that requires California police to obtain a warrant from a judge before they can access electronic… Read More

How Wearable Tech Could Spark A New Privacy Revolution

 Fears over privacy are nothing new. As users began to see the sheer availability of information online, and the amount of personal data being seen and used by tech companies, they became rightly concerned over how much information would be availa…