By Aaron Kesel
An astounding 20 groups of Amazon shareholders sent its CEO, Jeff Bezos, a letter urging him to stop selling the company’s face recognition software to law enforcement, CNN reported.
The software, called Rekognition, came under greater scrutiny last month when the ACLU published revealing internal documents related to its use by police. Numerous civil rights organizations co-signed a letter demanding Amazon stop assisting government surveillance, and several members of Congress have expressed concerns about the partnerships.
“We are concerned the technology would be used to unfairly and disproportionately target and surveil people of color, immigrants, and … Read more
By B.N. Frank
Culture Secretary, Matt Hancock, has called on UK schools to ban mobile phones. He put the responsibility on headteachers – not the government:
While it is up to individual schools to decide rather than government, I admire headteachers who do not allow mobiles to be used during the school day. I encourage more schools to follow their lead. The evidence is that banning phones in schools works.
Laws governing children’s relationship with technology vary around the world. Recently France and Rwanda have passed legislation to ban student use of phones in schools. Other schools in the … Read more