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FBI seeks to shield its massive biometric database from public scrutiny.

The FBI is proposing to exempt its entire Next Generation Identification (NGI) database from the basic regulations and requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 — the very law designed to govern how the FBI handles this type of sensitive information. Here's why that's troubling for civil rights.

Chicago police have tripled their use of a secret, computerized “heat list.”

The list aims to predict who will be involved in future shootings. Its growing role in Chicago policing is a taste of what’s ahead.

#AirbnbWhileBlack: Exposing hidden biases in the sharing economy.

What's the backstory behind racial discrimination on sharing economy platforms like Airbnb?

Project Include looks to make tech more inclusive.

Project Interlude is a collective effort by eight prominent women in the tech industry to create an “open community working toward providing meaningful diversity and inclusion solutions for tech companies.”

Want to video your vote? That could be illegal.

The social network Snapchat, in an amicus brief challenging New Hampshire’s ban on ballot selfies, argues that ballot selfies are “the latest way that voters, especially young voters, engage with the political process.”