There are 78 days between Election Day and Inauguration Day. Many officials expect that those 11 weeks will be rife with misinformation as election results could be delayed by the increase in mail-in ballots.
Black Michigan Democrats have called for a ban on police use of identification technology because of its disproportionate misidentification of people of color. The legislation is part of a larger police reform bill.
As shoppers stay home and the CDC encourages the use of touchless transactions, the amount of cashless payments has seen a steady increase. Some think this could be permanent while others expect a bounceback post pandemic.
By Andrew Maykuth, The Philadelphia Inquirer | July 7, 2020
Though body cameras are most commonly associated with police, they have now extended into other industries for worker accountability. Body cams are now being used for product tracking, de-escalation and home security.
Many believe that COVID-19, the protests over racial inequity and the upcoming election have increased opportunity for misinformation. Users will have to be especially critical of what they see online.
By Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times | July 6, 2020
A group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would ban the government use of facial recognition technology. The bill comes after a Detroit man was falsely arrested after being misidentified by police using the tech.
The week in cybersecurity includes news about proposed changes to California’s privacy law, federal aid to protect schools from cyberattacks and calls for the police to stop partnering with Amazon’s Ring surveillance service.
Self-reporting coronavirus tracking apps have yet to be widely adopted in Minnesota due to concerns over privacy and tech issues. But as the virus spreads beyond officials’ ability to trace it, tracking apps could help.
As companies and cities across the nation begin distancing themselves from facial recognition technology, Tampa has no plans to abandon the tech nor will there be a pause while regulations are established.
By Malena Carollo, Tamba Bay Times | June 26, 2020
Robert Williams, a Black man, was misidentified by police facial recognition software as a suspected shoplifter, resulting in him being arrested and detained. For many, this is a reason why the technology shouldn’t be used.
By Sarah Rahal and Christine Ferretti, The Detroit News | June 25, 2020