The App Association’s Visual Guide to Facial Recognition Use-Cases

Recently, we compiled a primer on the various legislative responses to facial recognition currently percolating at all levels of government. Since then, facial recognition, especially law enforcement use-cases, has received increased scrutiny as part of the ongoing national conversation about racial justice and police reform. Last week, major vendors Microsoft, [...]

By |2020-06-24T10:46:16-04:00June 18th, 2020|Blog, In the news, Privacy|

Proximity Tracing and Exposure Notifications 201 – Q&A on the U.S. Approach to COVID-19 Apps

Recently, my colleague authored a resource (the 101 version of this “course,” for the academically inclined) to answer questions about European COVID-19 proximity tracing and exposure notification applications and to construct a best-practices framework for such apps. Now, we pivot our focus to the United States, where efforts to rally [...]

By |2020-05-27T11:07:02-04:00May 27th, 2020|Blog, CHI, COVID-19, Privacy|

Protecting the Vulnerable Online: Why Encryption is Key

The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 have seen rampant attacks on an aspect of communications technologies we often take for granted: encryption. In addition to being the protective buffer of most internet traffic—everything from commercial transactions to social interactions—it also protects those who may need increased privacy, [...]

By |2020-05-15T10:54:34-04:00May 15th, 2020|Blog, COVID-19, Encryption, Privacy|

Digital Solutions in a Changing World – The App Economy in Times of COVID-19

With most of the world under some level of lockdown, technological innovation continues to play a crucial role in our fight against COVID-19. Public authorities, policymakers, and medical experts rely on the use of aggregated data to inform their decision-making and mitigate the impact of the crisis. The COVID-19 outbreak [...]

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