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  • What is a Stingray? Is it surveilling you?
    Posted in Blog on June 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    What is a Stingray? Recent protests have led to concerns about how law enforcement is using technology to surveil protesters. Facial recognition, drones, body cameras, and Stingrays are all methods outlined in the media as threatening the first amendment right to free speech and assembly. While most are familiar with facial recognition, drones, and body cameras, Stingrays may be less recognized or understood. Stingrays are a common name for International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catcher... Read more

  • What is Section 230
    Posted in Blog on June 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    What is Section 230? In 1996, Congress enacted the Communications Decency Act primarily to regulate online pornographic material. Twenty-four years later, arguments surrounding a little-known provision of that law, section 230, may dictate how you answer Facebook’s prompt “What’s on your mind?” or Twitter’s “What’s happening?” among other heavily used social media platforms. So, what is Section 230? Should there be reforms with how social media platforms monitor content? In basic terms, “interac... Read more