Gary M. Shiffman Contributor Share on Twitter Gary M. Shiffman, Ph.D., is the author of "The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism". He teaches economic science and national...

Eighteen activist and civil rights groups are urging Microsoft to end a technology partnership with the New York City Police Department. The privacy advocacy group Surveillance Technology Oversight Project published a letter from the coalition on Tuesday describing Microsoft’s work with the...

There’s a buffet of things to be scared shitless about these days, but for those who have sampled even a taste of big tech’s eagerness to build and sell facial recognition surveillance software to law enforcement, it’s uniquely rancid. Read...

It’s official, as of today, Boston’s become the second-largest US community to ban police use of facial recognition technology, thanks to a unanimous vote by more than a dozen city council people. The move follows similar bans by the neighboring cities Brookline, Somerville, and Cambridge a few...

There is a darker side to cybersecurity that’s frequently overlooked. Just as you have an entire industry of people working to keep systems and networks safe from threats, commercial adversaries are working to exploit them. We’re not talking about red-teamers, who work to ethically hack...