Matt Cagle

Matt Cagle is a Policy Attorney for Technology and Civil Liberties at the ACLU of Northern California.

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
California Just Blocked Police Body Cam Use of Face Recognition
The state of California just made it clear: Face recognition surveillance isn't inevitable. We can—and should—protect our communities from this dystopian technology.
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"People should be free to walk down the street without being watched by the government.' (Photo: David Ryder/Getty) Views
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Facial Recognition Technology
Amazon, which got its start selling books and still bills itself as “ Earth’s most customer-centric company ,” has officially entered the surveillance business. The company has developed a powerful and dangerous new facial recognition system and is actively helping governments deploy it. Amazon...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
Why Did the Government Search an Artist’s iPhone at the Border?
In late February, Aaron Gach was returning to the United States from Brussels. An artist and activist, he had been abroad exhibiting works about mass incarceration, government control, and political dissent. In his pocket was a smartphone. During a customs inspection at San Francisco International...
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