Belle Lin is a journalist focused on technology. She is based in New York.
Uber Patents Reveal Experiments With Predictive Algorithms to Identify Risky Drivers
Surveilling drivers under the guise of safety is a common thread in Uber’s patents. Experts warn the systems described could reinforce existing inequalities.
Citizen App Again Lets Users Report Crimes — and Experts See Big Risks
The revived video feature could foment racism, increase invasive surveillance, and stoke panic, the experts say.
Amazon’s Accent Recognition Technology Could Tell the Government Where You’re From
A new patent shows how Alexa could derive ethnic origin and emotion by analyzing speech. Experts think the government could come after the resulting data.