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Phoenix City Council asked to study, potentially restrict facial recognition, surveillance technology

Posted by   /  August 26, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Phoenix City Council will hear a citizen’s petition item at its meeting Wednesday that could restrict the use of facial recognition and surveillance technology in the city. The request comes from Eric Block Jr. who wants the City Council to direct city staff to examine facial […]

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Arizonans might have special protections from facial recognition software

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Technology  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral A new federal court ruling coupled with a provision in the state constitution could give Arizonans new legal protections against the use of software by private firms that captures and stores facial images. On paper, the lawsuit involves claims of invasion of privacy being brought against […]

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Are states taking cybersecurity seriously enough? They should be, says Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick

Posted by   /  August 12, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

Shutterstock Only one has a cabinet-level official dedicated to the issue By Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene | Governing magazine A spike in cyberattacks in recent months has left state and local governments reeling. Baltimore faces more than $18 million in losses following a May ransomware attack. Several Florida cities were hit in June. And […]

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Focus on the election: Maricopa County recorder sending reps to hacking conference

Posted by   /  August 9, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Government and Politics, Technology  /  No Comments

Photo by Sam Whited | Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror Hackers and tech enthusiasts are gathering in the Nevada desert this week for a conference where new vulnerabilities in software and hardware are discussed, but an unlikely group of people will also be in attendance: the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.  “You […]

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Court rules Arizona residents have right to internet privacy; Rose Law Group’s Logan Elia responds

Posted by   /  July 31, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizonans have a constitutional right to online privacy to keep police from snooping around to find out who they are without first getting a warrant, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. In what appears to be the first ruling of its kind in […]

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Chandler welcomes UA cyber operations

Posted by   /  July 30, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The University of Arizona is adding cybersecurity and cyber operations to its offerings at its Chandler center.  Chandler is already home to Intel and other tech companies, and the UA hopes the programs help the technology workforce pipeline. “As an emerging tech hub, Arizona is positioned to […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Face-aging app rejuvenates old privacy questions

Posted by   /  July 20, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Science, Technology  /  No Comments

By Ina Fried, Sara Fischer | Axios A viral photo-filter app that lets people see older versions of themselves is highlighting concerns about handing personal information to overseas-developed apps, as well as any app that has vague privacy policies. What’s new: FaceApp, which has gone viral before, has re-emerged as the most popular iPhone app […]

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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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