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Jun 25, 2022

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, opening the door to surveillance

In a 6-3 decision Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan were the only dissenting justices. Writing for the majority, Justice Alito left it up to state legislatures to write their own abortion laws. As...


Jun 17, 2022

Biden calls for better kids privacy laws in State of the Union

During his state of the Union address Tuesday, President Joe Biden called for better regulation of social media companies. First Lady Jill Biden invited Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to the State of the Union – Haugen was the first to shed light...


Jun 10, 2022

Congress makes progress on federal privacy law

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced a privacy bill last week that some observers including the Washington Post say faces a steep uphill battle. But the bill would require companies that use your data to only collect that data which is...


Jun 3, 2022

Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Meta (née Facebook) after 14 years with the company

 

Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Facebook after 14 years with the company.The Wall Street Journal reported that Meta has been reviewing Sheryl Sandberg's personal activities, including a reported allegation from the Journal's sources that she...


May 27, 2022

Washington Post reports on “light-sensing” technology to identify weapons

A company called Evolv uses “active sensing” — a light emission technique also used in radar and lidar—to create images and identify weapons in public and private venues, according to the company. Despite “fundamental   limitations...