04 Jun 2019

House Oversight Hearing On Facial Recognition Technology: FBI Still Can’t Vouch For Accuracy Of Systems

The FBI has a unit for facial recognition services that oversees a database with more than six hundred million photos. While the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended that the FBI take steps to ensure the accuracy of how the agency uses facial recognition, the FBI has failed to implement such

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Laura Poitras. Photo by Stephan Kambor Wiesenberg on Flickr.
18 Apr 2017

Filmmaker Laura Poitras Still Does Not Know If U.S. Military Is Done Investigating Her

Documents suggest filmmaker Laura Poitras was stopped routinely by airport security because she was falsely accused of involvement in an ambush in Iraq.

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TSA agent Rhoades holding his mid-year evaluation, which instructed him to profile. Screenshot from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on April 27, 2016.
28 Apr 2016

TSA Whistleblower Reveals Supervisors Instructed Him To Profile Somali Imams

A TSA officer in Minneapolis blew the whistle on a request from his supervisors to racially profile Somali imams and community members visiting his office.

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