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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Facial recognition tech is growing stronger, thanks to your face

Posted by   /  July 14, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Science  /  No Comments

The Brainwash database, created by Stanford University researchers, contained more than 10,000 images and nearly 82,000 annotated heads.Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License, via Megapixels By Cade Metz | The New York Times Dozens of databases of people’s faces are being compiled without their knowledge by companies and researchers, with many of the […]

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Cyberbully solutions: Target becomes an activist; ASU researchers develop Instagram app

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Abbagail Leon | Cronkite News After long days of torment at middle school, Grace Martinez would come home, eat dinner and do her chores. But as she as soon as she was alone, behind her bedroom door, she released her emotional pain. “I got to the point where I didn’t want to feel the […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Facial recognition technology is facing a huge backlash in the U.S. but some of the world’s biggest Tech companies are trying to sell it in the Gulf

Posted by   /  June 2, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Featured News, Science  /  No Comments

BuzzFeed News/ Getty Images Face recognition has been banned in San Francisco and linked by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a rise in global fascism. But it’s being marketed in Dubai, which has spied on hundreds of dissidents, by American and Chinese tech giants By Megha Rajagopalan | BuzzFeed  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As a backlash […]

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Former Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano sees many dangers, but not from migrants

Posted by   /  May 29, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Immigration  /  No Comments

Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that, in some ways, the nation is safer than it once was. By Ronald Hansen | Arizona Republic  Guns, cyberwarfare and climate change currently pose the biggest threats to the U.S., not undocumented immigrants, said Janet Napolitano, the former secretary of Homeland Security and former Arizona governor. “If you […]

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The end of YouTube?

Posted by   /  March 28, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Evan Bolick | Rose Law Group litigator The European Union (EU) just passed a law holding Google, which owns YouTube, directly responsible for the upload of any material infringing copyrights to YouTube. The potential consequences are alarming and jeopardize the very existence of YouTube, or at least YouTube as we know it. Initially, this […]

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UA professor cautions senators to go slow in bid to protect personal data

Posted by   /  March 13, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

  By Andrew Howard | Cronkite News A University of Arizona law professor cautioned members of a U.S.  Senate panel Tuesday against rushing into data privacy laws that could wind up hurting consumers. Jane Bambauer said she was “delighted” to see lawmakers considering federal laws on data privacy, but said they should not follow laws […]

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Speaker aims to regulate commercial use of biometric data

Posted by   /  January 28, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror A bill proposed by House Speaker Rusty Bowers would make it illegal for a company to use biometric data for commercial purposes. House Bill 2478 states that a person may not enroll an individual’s biometric information into a database for commercial use unless certain criteria are met. Anyone […]

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Arizona bill addresses data privacy

Posted by   /  January 19, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror Websites like Facebook are facing almost weekly controversies over their use of user data, and now the Arizona Legislature is looking at a possible remedy. But it seems unlikely that the bill would affect any of the large online data-collectors. House Bill 2259 proposed by Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, […]

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Gatwick and Heathrow Airports buying anti-drone equipment; Troy Roberts, chairman of Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Emerging Technologies, says legal issues could be ahead

Posted by   /  January 7, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

BBC Anti-drone equipment was deployed by the RAF at Gatwick until this week Gatwick and Heathrow are to spend millions of pounds on anti-drone technology following the disruption at the Sussex airport before Christmas. The equipment, which can detect and jam communications between a drone and its operator, was deployed by the RAF on a […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah could be the first state in the U.S. to pass a ‘digital privacy’ law

Posted by   /  January 2, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Regional News  /  No Comments

  FOX 14/KSTU Utah may be the first state to create a digital privacy law, providing additional protections for emails, instant messages, and other online data. A state lawmaker, Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, introduced a bill that he hopes would ensure law enforcement and tech companies understand that people have the right to […]

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