Biometric identification — of which DNA testing is a form of along with fingerprinting, facial recognition, etc. — was not created in a race-neutral vacuum.
While touting tech ‘advancements’ as being explicitly based in eugenics or scientific racism may be out of fashion, that doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
Many have expressed concerns that facial recognition will only codify various forms of oppression and research is making that alarmingly clear.
It’s unlikely that this will be the last algorithm to show bias against Black patients.
Democratic hopefuls claim the Countering Violent Extremism program can help stop white supremacist terror. But since 2014, it has been used to spy on innocent Muslims.
By manufacturing and selling paranoia, Amazon’s Ring puts Black communities at unique risk.
California is takings steps to counter a violating use of technology.
“Who benefits from space exploration? Certainly not you. Certainly not the poor. Certainly not the marginalized. Certainly not our planet’s ecosystems.”
It’s time for Twitter to stop putting the onus on individual users to prevent their own abuse.
With climate crises increasing around the world, Musk’s hopes to send people to space may seem tempting — and he’s not alone in his pursuit.