Orlando Does an About-Face on Facial Recognition Technology

The city’s police department is moving forward with the second phase of testing weeks after the initial pilot program ended amid concerns raised by civil liberties groups.

A Game-Changing AI Tool for Tracking Animal Movements

Scientists are already using it to study octopuses, electric fish, surgical robots, and racehorses.

Drone Cops Take Flight in Los Angeles

The L.A. County Sheriff has deployed a quadcopter drone for rescue and reconnaissance. But will the public accept that these aerial officers come in peace?

Google’s New Ethics Rules Forbid Using Its AI For Weapons

Alongside these broad ethical guidelines, Google has also drawn a line in the sand for the AI it will not develop.

This Is the Week That the Drone Surveillance State Became Real

Local police have access to drones and footage from those flying cameras will be automatically analyzed by AI systems not disclosed to the public.

Digital Time-Tracking Systems Are Draining Worker Pay

Making sure that people are compensated for the time they’ve worked is an issue of fairness.

The Billion-Dollar, Alibaba-Backed AI Company That’s Quietly Watching People in China

SenseTime is one of a handful of companies at the forefront of China’s artificial intelligence boom.

The City That Remembers Everything

The smart city is moving beyond cameras and microphones to stranger surveillance tools.

China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious

The PRC’s “social credit” scheme might have consequences for life in cities everywhere.

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.

Shutdown Continues Into a Third Day

In the shutdown's shadow, Congress also renewed controversial internet spying powers.

Shutdown, Surveillance Deadlines Loom Over Congress

A pair of lawmakers also proposed a pay raise for federal employees.

All the Things You Can—and Can’t—Do with Your WeChat Account in China

It may even make the government's physical identity cards a thing of the past.