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Who Has Your Back? Censorship Edition 2019

Legal RequestsPlatformPolicyRequestsNoticeAppealsMechan-ismsAppealsTrans-parencySantaClaraPrinciplesApple App StoreDailymotionFacebookGitHubGoogle Play StoreInstagramLinkedInMediumPinterestRedditSnapTumblrTwitterVimeoWordpress.comYouTubeDownload chart as PDF. See earlier Who Has Your Back? reports: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.by Andrew Crocker, Gennie Gebhart, Aaron Mackey,Kurt Opsahl, Hayley Tsukayama, Jamie Lee Williams, and Jillian...
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Face Off: Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Technology

Last updated: May 28, 2019 Executive Summary Face recognition is poised to become one of the most pervasive surveillance technologies, and law enforcement’s use of it is increasing rapidly. Today, law enforcement officers can use mobile devices to capture face recognition-ready photographs of people they stop on the street...
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The Pregnancy Panopticon

Women’s health is big business. There are a staggering number of applications for Android and iOS which claim to help people keep track of their monthly cycle, know when they may be fertile, or track the status of their pregnancy. These apps entice the user to input the most intimate...
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Who Has Your Back? Government Data Requests 2017

The role of Who Has Your Back is to provide objective measurements for analyzing the policies and advocacy positions of major technology companies when it comes to handing data to the government. We focus on a handful of specific, measurable criteria that can act as a vital stopgap against unfettered...

Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

by Frida Alim, Nate Cardozo, Gennie Gebhart, Karen Gullo, and Amul KaliaDownload the report as a PDF.EXECUTIVE SUMMARYStudents and their families are backed into a corner. As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud services, the way the educational system treats...

Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: Protecting the Data On Your Devices and In the Cloud

Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border:Protecting the Data On Your Devices and In the Cloudby Sophia Cope, Amul Kalia, Seth Schoen, and Adam SchwartzDownload the report as a PDF.EXECUTIVE SUMMARYأفادت الحكومة الأمريكية أن عدد حالات تفحص المحتويات الالكترونية على الحدود قد إزداد بمقدار خمسة أضعاف خلال سنة واحدة فقط،...
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Unreliable Informants: IP Addresses, Digital Tips and Police Raids

How Police and Courts are Misusing Unreliable IP Address Information and What They Can Do to Better Verify Electronic Tips The digital revolution has given law enforcement more tools to help track and identify us than ever before. Yet as law enforcement increasingly relies on electronic evidence to investigate crimes...
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Operation Manul

Journalists and political activists critical of Kazakhstan’s authoritarian government, along with their family members, lawyers, and associates, have been targets of an online phishing and malware campaign we believe was carried out on behalf of the government of Kazakhstan. We are releasing our report on the campaign today. This...

Who Has Your Back? 2015: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests

We live digital lives—from the videos shared on social networks, to location-aware apps on mobile phones, to log-in data for connecting to our email, to our stored documents, to our search history. The personal, the profound, and even the absurd are all transcribed into data packets, whizzing through the fiber-optic...

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