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California Prisons Block AI Researchers from Examining Parole Denials

San Francisco - A team of researchers who want to develop a machine learning platform to help analyze and detect any patterns of bias in California parole-suitability decisions has been blocked for years by the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). In a lawsuit filed today by the Electronic...
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Voss v. CDCR

A team of researchers who want to develop a machine learning platform to help analyze and detect any patterns of bias in California parole-suitability decisions has been blocked for years by the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). In a lawsuit filed by EFF, the researchers argue that the...
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Stopping the Google-Fitbit Merger: Your Stories Needed!

There's a dirty secret in the incredible growth of Silicon Valley's tech giants: it's a cheat. Historically, US antitrust regulators would be deeply concerned about mergers with major competitors in concentrated markets ("mergers to monopoly") and acquisitions of small companies to neutralize future competitive threats ("catch and kill"). And while...
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Security Expert Tadayoshi Kohno Joins EFF Advisory Board

EFF is proud to announce a new addition to our crack advisory board: security expert and scholar Tadayoshi Kohno. A professor at University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Kohno is a researcher whose work focuses on identifying and fixing security flaws in emerging technologies...

The Path to Privacy: Stopping Face Surveillance in California

The Path to Privacy: Stopping Face Surveillance in California Every technology used for government surveillance raises a thicket of difficult questions: Should it be adopted at all? What are the benefits and the costs? If it is adopted, who will be targeted? Will it actually make us safer? Face surveillance...

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