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Who’s watching who? A guide to monitoring the use of facial recognition tech where you live

Who’s watching who? A guide to monitoring the use of facial recognition tech where you live

Police Surveillance: Facial Recognition in Your Backyard is a joint project between MuckRock and Open the Government to investigate the adoption of facial recognition technology nationwide.

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This week's FOIA Roundup: More watchdogs on face stealing and Ukraine, a showdown in Chicago and local updates

This week’s FOIA Roundup: More watchdogs on face stealing and Ukraine, a showdown in Chicago and local updates

The weekly roundup of what is or should be public record. Something we missed? Let us know!

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Whistleblower complaint leads to plans for widespread DNA surveillance of immigrants

Whistleblower complaint leads to plans for widespread DNA surveillance of immigrants

Last spring, the Department of Homeland Security started collecting DNA at United States borders for the first time. Since then, DHS has quietly begun to implement the largest expansion of government DNA collection and storing of biometric information in more than a decade.

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Records on Clearview AI reveal new info on police use

Records on Clearview AI reveal new info on police use

It’s likely most Americans have never heard of Clearview AI, Inc., but many still have a good chance of being in the company’s massive facial recognition database.

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What I Learned From Making Scores of Public Records Requests for Police Data

What I Learned From Making Scores of Public Records Requests for Police Data

The Trace dug into how police departments tracked criminal cases around the country. Here’s how their data can help you file more effective public records requests.

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