Hidden Cameras

An appeals court in Florida ruled that a provision in a contract between AirBnB and vacation renters did not unequivocally dictate that only an arbitrator, and not a judge, could decide the issue of arbitrability. The renters sued AirBnB after discovering the owner of the condominium they rented had hidden cameras throughout the property, which recorded “some private and intimate interactions” during their stay.

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National Security Surveillance Nabs More Than Spies

The case against Nassif Sami Daher and Kamel Mohammad Rammal, two Michigan men accused of food stamp fraud, hardly seemed exceptional. But the tool that agents used to investigate them was extraordinary: a secretive surveillance process intended to identify potential spies and terrorists.

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Surveillance State

A federal class action claims that Clearview AI violated civil rights and privacy by creating a “massive surveillance state” by scraping faces from websites and selling the data to law enforcement and other agencies.A federal class action claims that Clearview AI violated civil rights and privacy by creating a “massive surveillance state” by scraping faces from websites and selling the data to law enforcement and other agencies.

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