Twitter’s new policy for holding powerful leaders to account for engaging in hate speech and harassment received its first major test this weekend when President Trump called on several Democratic members of Congress to “go back” to their countries — prompting widespread allegations of racism against women of color.
The breach has fueled worries over the government’s mass gathering of data on the American public.
The unregulated technology has faced bipartisan resistance due to concerns over false arrests, public surveillance and government misuse.
The state DMV databases form the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure, allowing federal investigative and immigration agents to scan millions of Americans’ faces without their knowledge or consent.
The suspension is a crushing blow to one of the central cogs of the U.S. border-surveillance machine.
The move could further inflame conservatives’ claims of social-media bias.
The hack revealed the inner workings of a complex surveillance network that border authorities have long sought to keep secret.
Researchers fear it is only a matter of time before the AI-generated fake videos are deployed for maximum damage — to sow confusion, fuel doubt or undermine an opponent, potentially on the eve of a White House vote.
CBP says photos of travelers have been compromised as part of a “malicious cyber-attack,” raising concerns over how expanding surveillance efforts could imperil privacy.
That showdown has exposed deep rancor at a tech giant that has become infamous for its head-turning cars, high-pressure workloads — and Musk, its unyielding boss.