Sidney Fussell

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Struggling to Recruit, Police Turn to Targeted Ads

The pandemic and the George Floyd protests have made recruiters’ jobs tougher. Now they’re tapping the behavioral profiling power of social media.Your favorite social media platform likely knows more about you than...

Why Do Some Crimes Increase When Airbnbs Come to Town?

Tourists neither commit nor attract crimes. But a study finds that violent offenses rose in neighborhoods where more homes were converted to short-term rentals.The presence of more Airbnbs in a neighborhood may...

This AI Helps Police Track Social Media. Does It Go Too Far?

Law enforcement officials say the tool can help them combat misinformation. Civil liberties advocates say it can be used for mass surveillance.Since 2016, civil liberties groups have raised alarms about online surveillance...

French Spyware Executives Are Indicted for Aiding Torture

The managers are accused of selling tech to Libya and Egypt that was used to to identify activists, read private messages, and kidnap, torture, or kill them.Earlier this week, French authorities indicted...

Baltimore May Soon Ban Face Recognition for Everyone but Cops

The measure would make private use of the technology illegal, but would not apply to police. It awaits the mayor's signature.After years of failed attempts to curb surveillance technologies, Baltimore is close...

The All-Seeing Eyes of New York’s 15,000 Surveillance Cameras

Video from the cameras is often used in facial-recognition searches. A report finds they are most common in neighborhoods with large nonwhite populations.A new video from human rights organization Amnesty International maps...

Roku and YouTube Are Battling for Your Precious TV Data

Connected TV advertising brought in $9 billion last year and is poised to grow as more viewers shift from cable to streaming.Smart TV companies and streaming platforms track our viewing habits, spinning...

AI Shows ExxonMobil Downplayed Its Role in Climate Change

According to a new paper, the company’s own research showed that human activity was a contributor, but public statements suggested otherwise.Between 1977 and 2014, 80 percent of ExxonMobil’s internal research supported the...

Sidney Fussell

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