Law Enforcement

Geofencing Warrants

Geofencing Warrants

Today in Wired, I read about geofencing warrants. Geofence Warrants are a law enforcement practice. Law enforcement submits a request to tech companies, notably Google, Apple, Uber, Facebook, for a list of all the devices in, at, or near a location during a specific period of time. The objective of this practice is to identify people […]

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Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Failed Scoring: Facial Recognition, Potential for False Positives, & Importance of Design

Last week I wrote a piece on the practice of derived inference, aka scoring; that is, the practice of using computer algorithms to infer insight from data. A key undercurrent of this piece was the issue of false positives. False positives occur when a derived result is presumed to be accurate, aka positive, but it […]

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