Civil Surveillance (26)

Video and data surveillance by public and private entities.

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As Cameras Track Detroit’s Residents, a Debate Ensues Over Racial Bias

Racial bias in facial recognition software used for Government Civil Surveillance in Detroit. Racially biased technology. Diminishes agency of minority groups and enhances latent human bias.

  • New York Times
  • 2019
  • 15 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2017
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Digital Memory Projection and Walking Surveillance Cameras

Detective Shazia Akhand is assigned to investigate the case of a man who was hit by a pizza truck in the street to help him build a case. She uses a brain-computer interface to read the memories of both the man hit by the truck and other witnesses, where the vague, abstract images are projected onto a screen. One of these witnesses includes Mia, a serial killer whose former crimes are revealed during her interview. In order to erase any footage or evidence of her murders, Mia continues her killing spree by wiping out Shazia and her family. However, Mia is eventually caught through the memories of an unlikely source.

  • Kinolab
  • 2017
  • 12 min
  • Wired
  • 2018
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How Cops Are Using Algorithms to Predict Crimes

This video offers a basic introduction to the use of machine learning in predictive policing, and how this disproportionately affects low income communities and communities of color.

  • Wired
  • 2018
  • 5 min
  • Gizmodo
  • 2020
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You Need to Opt Out of Amazon Sidewalk

This article describes the new Amazon Sidewalk feature and subsequently explains why users should not buy into this service. Essentially, this feature uses the internet of things created by Amazon devices such as the Echo or Ring camera to create a secondary network connecting nearby homes which also contain these devices, which is sustained by each home “donating” a small amount of broadband. It is explained that this is a dangerous concept because this smaller network may be susceptible to hackers, putting a large number of users at risk.

  • Gizmodo
  • 2020
  • 7 min
  • Wired
  • 2020
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Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a Say

As different levels of the U.S government have introduced and passed bills regulating or banning the use of facial recognition technologies, tech monopolies such as Amazon and IBM have become important lobbying agents in these conversations. It seems that most larger groups are on different pages in terms of how exactly face recognition algorithms should be limited or used, especially given their negative impacts on privacy when used for surveillance.

  • Wired
  • 2020
  • 7 min
  • Wired
  • 2020
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Facial Recognition Applications on College Campuses

After student members of the University of Miami Employee Student Alliance held a protest on campus, the University of Miami Police Department likely used facial recognition technology in conjunction with video surveillance cameras to track down nine students from the protest and summon them to a meeting with the dean. This incident provided a gateway into the discussion of fairness of facial recognition programs, and how students believe that they should not be deployed on college campuses.

  • Wired
  • 2020
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