Of Interest

  • Amicus Brief in Mobley v. State

    Author(s): 
    Jennifer Granick
    Riana Pfefferkorn
    Publication Date: 
    May 7, 2019
    Publication Type: 
    Litigation Brief

    Brief of amici curiae ACLU, ACLU of Georgia, and Riana Pfefferkorn in support of appellant Victor Mobley in Mobley v. State, a Georgia Supreme Court case presenting the question of whether the Fourth Amendment requires a warrant for the seizure of digital data stored by a vehicle -- specifically, a car's event data recorder (EDR).

  • Ring Is Using Its Customers’ Doorbell Camera Video For Ads. It Says It's Allowed To.

    Date published: 
    June 7, 2019

    "Jennifer King, director of consumer privacy at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, called Ring’s practice of asking for user consent to pass imagery on to law enforcement and then using that footage for its own ads “shady.”

    “I don’t know if it’s illegal, but that seems like a violation of expectations,” she said. “There’s a difference between public service and profiteering.”"

  • Arctic 2.0: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Develop a Frontier

    Author(s): 
    Patrick Lin
    Publication Date: 
    June 7, 2019
    Publication Type: 
    Academic Writing

    Technology has an outsized impact on the modern world; it is how we have tamed our frontiers. But that role is largely ignored when it comes to the Arctic frontier. Emerging technologies, especially AI, can enable desperately needed services and infrastructure—but they can also challenge ethics, law, and policy, as they usually do. For instance, autonomous icebreaker ships pose a dual-use dilemma since they can be used for both humanitarian and military purposes.

  • Thoughts on Baltimore's ongoing ransomware situation

    The people of Baltimore are beginning their fifth week under an electronic siege that has prevented residents from obtaining building permits and business licenses – and even buying or selling homes. A year after hackers disrupted the city’s emergency services dispatch system, city workers throughout the city are unable to, among other things, use their government email accounts or conduct routine city business.

  • Russia's Yandex Reportedly Ordered By FSB To Hand Over Encryption Keys

    Date published: 
    June 4, 2019

    "“What the Russian government aims to do is take online services out of the loop -- eliminating an important backstop for human rights and the rule of law. The Russian government's demand also poses a cybersecurity risk for all users of these online services, regardless of whether they're the target of surveillance,’’ Mayer told RFE/RL.""

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