20 Aug 2021

Drug Enforcement Feds Want Augmented Reality to Monitor U.S./Mexico Border

As augmented reality becomes more and more popular, the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking into its usage and applications at the US/Mexico border. Augmented reality superimposes computer-generated information over views of the real world. The DEA’s Aviation Division is seeking an AR mapping system to equip in government aircraft. This

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14 Oct 2020

U.S. Agents Returned Migrants to Honduras in Unauthorized Operation, Senate Report Says

A newly released US Senate report details an unauthorized operation in which US border agents working in Guatemala detained Honduran migrants seeking refuge in the US and forcibly returned them back to Honduras. The unauthorized operation occurred last January, according to a review by Democrats sitting on the Senate Foreign

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06 Oct 2020

This Company Signed A $13 Million Contract To Supply The Border Patrol’s First Body Cams

The US Customs and Border Protection agency has allegedly signed a $13 million contract that will equip its officers with body cameras. The announcement comes after years of pressure and lawsuits over immigrant deaths and calls on the agency to boost accountability among its forces. The agency has never used

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13 Mar 2020

ACLU sues for records on facial recognition at the border

Currently, at US borders, the Trump Administration increased the use of facial recognition on travelers. However, amidst many others, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  finds the governmental use of facial recognition to be ambiguously described and is, therefore, suing for more information. ACLU filed public record requests from multiple

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10 Feb 2020

CBP Is Upgrading to a New Facial Recognition Algorithm in March

Customs and Border Protection is preparing to upgrade the underlying algorithm running its current facial recognition technology program. CBP will be using the latest technology from a company given the highest rating for accuracy in tests developed and administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The CBP has

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