Day: October 26, 2017

Waymo to begin testing self-driving cars on public roads in Michigan next week to see how they handle snow and ice

Reuters via The Daily Mail Alphabet Inc‘s self-driving car unit Waymo is expanding winter testing as it works to address a potential blind spot for autonomous vehicles: snowy and icy conditions. Waymo said Thursday that Michigan is the sixth state where the self-driving car project will test autonomous vehicles. The […]

America’s Biggest Private Prison Company Just Hosted Its Annual Conference at a Trump Golf Resort

Samantha Michaels Mother Jones The country’s biggest private prison company last week held its annual leadership conference at a golf resort owned by President Donald Trump, underscoring an increasingly cozy relationship between the ever-expanding industry and the White House. GEO Group executives met for several days at the Trump National […]

Exclusive: U.S. widens surveillance to include ‘homegrown violent extremists’ – documents

Dustin Volz Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has broadened an interpretation of which citizens can be subject to physical or digital surveillance to include “homegrown violent extremists,” according to official documents seen by Reuters. The change last year to a Department of Defense manual on procedures governing its […]

EU to collect biometrics of all visitors – which could include UK citizens post-Brexit

Jennifer Baker Computer Weekly (Archive) European Parliament approves entry/exit system which will cover all non-EU visitors to the European Union The European Parliament has approved a new electronic system to store biometric information on all non-EU citizens travelling in and out of the bloc – and post-Brexit, this could include British citizens. The […]

US Lawmakers Urge Attorney General To Look Into Prosecuting Environmentalists As Terrorists

Kevin Gosztola Shadowproof Several members of Congress signed on to a letter recommending Attorney General Jeff Sessions look into whether the Justice Department has the laws it needs to prosecute environmental activists challenging pipelines as if they are terrorists. The letter asks Sessions if the USA PATRIOT Act and Pipeline Safety Act […]