long form pieces that look at the tech industry’s legal understructure and ask the big questions

Police Technology Meet the Star Witness: Your Smart Speaker Creepy ‘Geofence Warrant’ Finds Anyone Near Crime Scene As Cities Curb Surveillance, Baltimore Police Took to the Air Kentucky Is Turning to Drones to Fix Its Unsolved-Murder Crisis The Always-On Police Camera 

Vulnerable Populations and Technology The Pandemic Creates New Challenges for Crisis Counselors  Illinois Scraps Child Abuse Prediction Software for Not ‘Predicting Much’ How An Attempt At Correcting Bias Goes Wrong  YouTube Videos Are a Goldmine for Health Researchers  Apps Are Putting a Parole Agent in Your Pocket

The Surveillance Economy Why Politicians Want Your Smart TV Data  The Endless, Invisible Persuasion Tactics of The Internet  The New Payday Lender Looks A Lot Like the Old Payday Lender  Alexa Wants to Know How You’re Feeling Today  Parkland is Embracing Student Surveillance 

Hi, I’m Sidney Fussell.

I’m a reporter in San Francisco, CA covering technology for WIRED Magazine. Previously, I was a staff writer at The Atlantic. I write about surveillance technology, the social impacts of AI and algorithms, and, of course, the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. I’d love to hear from you. Here’s my Email, Linkedin, and Twitter. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hear me […]

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