Articles By Anthony Kimery

Anthony Kimery is the former Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Homeland Security Today. He managed the magazine, daily online news operations and wrote the award-winning "Kimery Report," which covered a broad spectrum of HS-related issues, from public health preparedness to intelligence collection. He has 30-plus years of broad institutional knowledge and expertise in homeland/national security matters and issues as an editor, analyst, and consultant. He also serves as Advisory Board Member of Mississippi College’s Center for Counterterrorism Studies.

 

Senator proposes new digital privacy agency with sweeping powers

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently issued an initial 41-page “discussion draft” of proposed legislation, the Data Protection Act of 2020,…

 

Illinois federal court dismisses two biometric privacy lawsuits on similar grounds

A U.S. federal judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging injury under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) this past week on…

 

UCLA says it will not use CCTV facial recognition on campus after students’ concerns

University of California, Los Angeles’s (UCLA) Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck told Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the…

 

DHS, ICE have been fingerprinting unaccompanied alien children longer than reported

Reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials only recently began fingerprinting unaccompanied alien children, or UACs, who are 14…

 

NYU launches alliance to promote discussions about biometrics and other Public Interest Technologies

New York University (NYU) has launched the Alliance for Public Interest Technology (PIT), which it describes as “a group dedicated…

 

Privacy rights groups call for ‘day of action’ to ban facial recognition at all schools

Fight for the Future (FFTF) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy are organizing what they call a ‘National Day of…

 

Voatz blockchain voting app security questioned in new study; DHS seems unconcerned

As if voting security concerns weren’t already on high alert for the potentially pivotal 2020 U.S. elections, widespread controversy has…

 

AI bias creep is a problem that’s hard to fix

On the heels of a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study on demographic differentials of biometric facial recognition…

 

Fate of ‘draft’ law restricting Minnesota law enforcement use of facial recognition unclear

Draft legislation out of Minnesota’s relatively obscure Legislative Coordinating Commission Subcommittee on Data Practices would prohibit law enforcement agencies from…

 

Lawmakers grill DHS head on New York trusted traveler ban as state AG files suit

U.S. Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), as well as New York freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a…

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