Session:Spy Hard with a Vengeance
|https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com/, https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/02/oakland-considers-privacy-policy-its-domain-awareness-center, https://oakdac.wordpress.com/
|social, political, security, safety
|policy, surveillance, department of homeland security
|en - English
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|How one city stood up to the Department of Homeland Security
In the years since 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has, sometimes secretly, funded information fusion centers in major cities. Often run and operated by private companies with little to no public oversight, these fusion centers gather data from sources including license plate readers, surveillance cameras, social media websites, and more. In addition, many centers incorporate technologies like facial recognition software, and have little regard for data retention and/or data sharing limitations.
This talk will cover all of the above and more. I’ll cover some of the background of what has been happening in the US since 9/11, why Oakland has served to be both a brilliant and disastrous choice for DHS to approach, some of the challenges we ran into during the process, and will explain specific details within our policy that help preserve protected activities like free speech.