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Tonight: Jon Fasman, author, We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance
• @jonfasman (Twitter)
• We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance (IndieBound)
• New York Times coverage of Pegasus, cyberespionage tool made by NSO Group, Israeli spyware company (July 18, 2021): "Activists say that without access to surveillance-free communications, journalists will no longer be able to contact sources without fear of exposing them to government retaliation. And rights campaigners will be unable to freely communicate with victims of state-led abuses. ... [A list was leaked of] more than 50,000 mobile numbers from more than 50 countries that it said appeared to be proposed surveillance targets for the company’s clients. ... the list [reportedly] contained the numbers of hundreds of journalists, media proprietors, government leaders, opposition politicians, political dissidents, academics and rights campaigners. The list was first obtained by Amnesty International, the human rights watchdog, and Forbidden Stories, a group that focuses on free speech."
• Congress Asks Experts for Guidance on Facial Recognition (July 14, 2021), on Robert Williams' testimony to the congressional hearing on facial recognition
• Federal agencies using facial recognition, as reported by the GAO
• Stores with facial recognition include Albertsons, Macy's, Ace Hardware, and Apple Stores - and possibly others, such as McDonald's, Best Buy, Starbucks, and Walgreens.
• Jack Paulson, past guest, on Clearview AI's partners
• Cameras and usage policies in Shenzhen, China
• EFF's Matthew Guariglia, June 17: "Here is [Amazon] Ring sending free cameras to the LAPD for use in an investigation involving a church - and making it a marketing opportunity asking if church members could be informed about the cameras."
• On ankle bracelets: A grandmother didn’t answer her phone during a class. She was sent back to prison. (Washington Post, June 26, 2021)
• Speaking of last week's show on the "fauxliage" of fake-tree cell towers... this comes from a Techtonic listener in Arizona:
|Artist||Track||Album||Images||Approx. start time|
|Jon Fasman, author, "We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance"|
|Tomaš Dvořák||Game Boy Tune||Machinarium Soundtrack|
|Interview with Jon Fasman||0:02:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Mark's comments||0:37:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Schneider TM||iBot (With A Soul)||The 8 Of Space||0:55:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|