New York passes bill requiring NYPD to disclose all its surveillance tools

New York passes bill requiring NYPD to disclose all its surveillance tools

With an annual budget of an estimated $6 billion, the NYPD has access to a swath of surveillance tools. Daniel Bockwoldt/Getty Images The New York City Council voted Thursday to require the NYPD, the nation’s largest police department, to disclose all the technology it uses to conduct surveillance on people. The vote comes after a […]
Facebook pulls Trump ad that featured Nazi symbol

Facebook pulls Trump ad that featured Nazi symbol

Angela Lang/CNET Facebook on Thursday said it removed ads attacking Antifa and “far-left groups” run by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign for violating its rules against “against organized hate.” The ads, which ran on the...
Comcast extends free Internet Essentials offer through 2020

Comcast extends free Internet Essentials offer through 2020

Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Comcast is extending its free Internet Essentials program to provide broadband service to low-income households...
Facebook sues developer over alleged data scraping abuse

Facebook sues developer over alleged data scraping abuse

Facebook filed a lawsuit against a data scraping service on Thursday.  Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET Facebook is suing a developer allegedly behind a data scraping campaign that took personal information, including login credentials, from about 5,500 people,...