Apple removes app that Hong Kong protesters used to track police movements following vandalism, attacks on officers

The iPhone maker has removed an app that allowed rioters in Hong Kong to track where police are located after reports that it was used to ambush officers and vandalize communities where law enforcement was not present. Following other companies that have taken sides in the ongoing unrest in China’s autonomous city, Apple allowed HKmap.live…

San Francisco was right to ban facial recognition. Surveillance is a real danger

The government’s embrace of facial recognition technology has red flags all over it, argues Veena Dubal. Photograph: Ian Davidson/Alamy Stock Photo San Francisco’s recent municipal ordinance banning the use of facial recognition technology by city and county agencies has received international attention. The first of its kind anywhere in the US, the law is a preemptive response…

Pentagon Warns of Chinese Military Spying

FILE – A nuclear-powered Type 094A Jin-class ballistic missile submarine of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s navy is seen during a military display in the South China Sea, April 12, 2018. FILE – The Chinese navy’s guided missile destroyer Guiyang takes part in a naval parade off the eastern port city of Qingdao, April 23,…

Trump Ousts Secret Service Chief

FILE – U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph Alles participates in a news conference in Washington, March 7, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump is ousting the head of the Secret Service, the agency that protects him and his family and other former U.S. leaders. Several U.S. news agencies reported Monday that Trump directed acting White House…

US Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Trump administration’s travel restrictions on citizens from five Muslim countries, handing President Donald Trump a victory in enforcing one of his most controversial policies. In a 5-4 split decision, the high court justices ruled that the president has the constitutional authority under U.S. immigration laws to…