CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border

CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border. “The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement after the agencies failed to provide public records on how they’re using facial recognition at airports and US borders.”

Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI

Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI. “The Attorney General’s Office filed suit against the face-search company on Tuesday, alleging its practice of scooping up billions of online images to build a facial recognition app violates Vermont’s consumer protection statute. The civil suit is also the first legal test of a provision in the state’s data broker law, which was the only one of its kind when passed in 2018.”

CNET: Facebook sued by Australian privacy watchdog over Cambridge Analytica scandal

CNET: Facebook sued by Australian privacy watchdog over Cambridge Analytica scandal. “An Australian privacy watchdog is suing Facebook after the social network allegedly passed on data from 311,074 Australian users to an app at the center of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The case, which was filed in Australia’s federal court on Monday, is another sign that Facebook’s privacy woes are far from over. “

The Verge: ICE rigged its algorithms to keep immigrants in jail, claims lawsuit

The Verge: ICE rigged its algorithms to keep immigrants in jail, claims lawsuit. “A new lawsuit claims Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rigged software to create a ‘secret no-release policy’ for people suspected of breaking immigration laws. ICE’s New York office uses a risk assessment algorithm to recommend that an arrestee be released or detained until a hearing. But the New York Civil Liberties Union and Bronx Defenders say the algorithm was changed in 2015 and again in 2017, removing the ability to recommend release, even for arrestees who posed no threat.”

Politico: Federal court rejects Gabbard’s bias suit against Google

Politico: Federal court rejects Gabbard’s bias suit against Google. “A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit in which Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accused Google of temporarily suspending her presidential campaign ads due to political bias — noting that the online search giant is not a government entity bound by the First Amendment.”

New York Times: Founder of 8chan Faces Arrest on ‘Cyberlibel’ Charge

New York Times: Founder of 8chan Faces Arrest on ‘Cyberlibel’ Charge. “Fredrick Brennan, who founded but later distanced himself from the 8chan message board that has given encouragement and visibility to violent extremists, is facing arrest in the Philippines in a ‘cyberlibel’ case brought by the site’s current owner.”