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THE FUTURE OF Security

THE FUTURE OF Security

Social Media Must Prepare for Post-Election Disinformation

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.

By Gopal Ratnam, CQ-Roll Call  |  July 9, 2020
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Black Lawmakers Call for Ban of Police Facial Recognition

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.

By Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press  |  July 8, 2020
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COVID-19 Continues to Discourage Payments with Cash

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
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Body Cameras Offer Assurance for More Than Just Police

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.

By Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times  |  July 6, 2020
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COVID-19, Protests and Elections Increase Misinformation

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
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Maine Cyberattack Reveals Security and Privacy Issues

A hack against the Maine Information and Analysis Center revealed personal information about crime victims and suspects, but also raised concerns about the information being collected by the agency.

By Erin Rhoda, Bangor Daily News  |  July 3, 2020
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U.S. Lawmakers Push to Ban Facial Recognition Technology

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.

By Steph Solis, MassLive.com  |  June 29, 2020
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Cybersecurity and COVID Challenge Election Preparations

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.

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  June 30, 2020
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COVID Tracking App Use Delayed by Privacy, Tech Issues

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.

By Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune  |  June 26, 2020
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Tampa Has No Plans to Discontinue, Pause Facial Recognition

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
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Detroiter Mistakenly Identified by Facial Recognition as Suspect

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
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