Maha Ahmed is a News Assistant at The Intercept. She was previously in The Intercept’s fellowship program. She is based in Brooklyn.
Congressional Democrats Demand Answers About Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology
Reps. Keith Ellison and Emanuel Cleaver asked in a letter about how law enforcement is using the software and the potential for racial and gender discrimination.
Aided by Palantir, the LAPD Uses Predictive Policing to Monitor Specific People and Neighborhoods
A new report details the Los Angeles Police Department’s use of algorithms to identify “hot spots” and “chronic offenders” and target them for surveillance.
The War on Immigrants1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE.
Immigrants sexually abused in ICE detention have been saying #MeToo for years. They faced retaliation, and a system unwilling to hold itself accountable.
The Prosecution of Noor Salman, Pulse Shooter’s Widow, Highlights the Criminalization of Domestic Abuse Survivors
The prosecution of Omar Mateen’s widow isn’t an anomaly. Around the country, abuse survivors like Salman regularly face criminal charges.