Vancouver council rejects use of CCTV cameras to combat crime

Vancouver city council has voted down a controversial proposal that would have seen CCTV cameras installed in public spaces to address concerns around crime. Only Non-Partisan Association (NPA) Coun. Melissa De Genova, who introduced the motion, voted in favor of it. Her proposal came with public safety shaping up to be an election issue in … Read more

Ottawa unveils expert panel that will help fight online hate

OTTAWA — The federal government is one step closer to introducing legislation that would rein in hateful content online, inching toward fulfilling a Liberal campaign pledge that is now two months overdue. On Wednesday, Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez unveiled a 12-person panel tasked with crafting a legislative and regulatory framework that would help keep Canadians … Read more

144 Toronto police officers signed up to use Clearview AI ‘mass surveillance’ tech

Two years after the Toronto police chief discovered scores of his own officers were using controversial facial recognition technology without any approval – or his knowledge – the police board has developed a policy aimed at stopping the unsanctioned use of artificial intelligence by investigators. The policy was adopted as the police board received the … Read more

144 Toronto police officers signed up to use Clearview AI ‘mass surveillance’ tech

Two years after the Toronto police chief discovered scores of his own officers were using controversial facial recognition technology without any approval – or his knowledge – the police board has developed a policy aimed at stopping the unsanctioned use of artificial intelligence by investigators. The policy was adopted as the police board received the … Read more

She was found dead in Trinity Bellwoods Park. In a first for Toronto police, she’s been identified using genetic genealogy

It was already a tragic case, involving a woman found dead in June 2020 in Trinity Bellwoods, where she had been living. Even worse: no one knew who she was. Toronto police had determined the woman died of natural causes, and no foul play was suspected. But in the weeks, then months, that followed her … Read more

AirTags Are A Growing Headache For Apple Amid Disturbing Reports Of Tracking

Sam, a woman in Brooklyn, was heading home from the bar she helps manage a few weeks ago when she got a notification on her phone: “Your current location can be seen by the owner of this AirTag.” She’d never heard of AirTags, the button-sized location tracking devices Apple launched last April. The company markets … Read more

Smart TVs Are Stupid (And What We Should Do About It) – Digital Trends

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Apple AirTag Privacy, Safety Guide Goes Live

Photo: James D. Morgan (Getty Images) Apple has historically seen a wide range of users with the promise of first-class digital security and a safe, walled up ecosystem. However, its new(ish) AirTags, as critics warn can be manipulated by creeps and criminals to track users have pulled Apple directly in focus on privacy. These growing … Read more

How worried should you really be about logging on to Netflix on a laptop?

Photo: Diego Cervo (Shutterstock) Employee Monitoring Software—which you can safely expect to be installed on your work computer—Allows your workplace to see all the websites you visit, every email you send, and even all the personal passwords you store. Perhaps you have already come to terms with the fact that privacy expectations have essentially been … Read more