Tracking

A “Brave School World” of Tracking Student Data for “Social Credit”

By John Klyczek From Bill Gates to BigQuery, From Blockchain to Hashgraph In my recent article series, I document how the US Department of Education’s emergency COVID rules for “Distance Learning and Innovation” (85 FR 18638) have deregulated the federal requirements for “adaptive learning” and other ed-tech forms of “artificial intelligence” that are now being…

List of Coronavirus Apps That Are Tracking Us

By B.N. Frank Experts continue to warn about the privacy risks and violations associated with apps and other invasive technology being implemented for COVID-19 (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) some of which has been reported as being dangerous and/or not effective. In May, MIT Technology Review provided a list of virus tracking apps….

Tyson Foods Employs COVID-19 “Tracking Algorithms” At Meatpacking Plants 

Tyson Foods has deployed infection-tracking algorithms and a “surveillance testing” program at its meatpacking facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, reported WSJ.  The Arkansas-based company is concerned about a second and third wave of the virus pandemic, investing money into protective gear and advanced technologies to decrease the spread of the virus among its workers. …

Virginia Court Rules License Plate Tracking Doesn’t Violate Privacy

By Michael Maharrey The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that a police department’s use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) does not violate state privacy laws. In effect, the ruling will allow law enforcement agencies in Virginia to indefinitely keep data from automated license plate readers, including a record of the time and place where…