Why Section 702 Isn’t A Silver Bullet Against Ransomware And Cyberattacks

Guest post from Chris Weiland, Restore The Fourth – Minnesota Recently, current and former members of the intelligence community have been arguing that Section 702 surveillance powers are useful for thwarting ransomware attacks and protecting against cyberattacks writ large. As someone who works in the information security space, I find this argument frustrating. It is […]


Tell Congress to Put an End to FRT

Rudimentary Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) was pioneered in the 1960s and even then the government quickly realized what implications FRT could have for policing and security. If one could use a computer to quickly look for the identity of suspects, they could effectively automate an extremely labor intensive aspect of policing—saving money in the long […]