Chinese Communist Party Using ‘Emotion Recognition’ For Surveillance, Anti-Terrorism.

The Chinese Communist Party has been deploying “emotion recognition technology” as a surveillance tool to monitor human feelings. The technology, which also. has been used by law enforcement, tracks facial muscle movements, vocal tone, and body movements, according to the state-run Global Times. “Emotion recognition is definitely the direction of humanity’s future tech development,” Ma Qingguo, the head of the Academy of Neuroeconomics and Neuromanagement at state-run Ningbo University, told the outlet. “The cutting-edge tool is increasingly being used in various fields including health, anti-terrorism, and urban security,” the New York Post reported. In practice, the artificial intelligence system can even monitor

Can Government Access Your Phone Records Anytime? This Case Will Decide.

This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Big Brother is Watching,” Helen Krieble examines a troubling governmental practice that many Americans would rather choose to ignore: I’m concerned about our own government spying on us. We should all be worried. In today’s high tech world, government has the ability to watch us through our computers, phones, cars, and buses; through traffic and security cameras at airports and on our streets; through heat scanners and drones; through smart utility meters; and in hundreds

Poll Shows Americans Would Deny Free Speech to Opponents — And That’s a Problem

This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Do as I Say Not as I Do,” Helen Krieble speaks about fairness and how it should be upheld across the board by the law: I love watching an eagle soar overhead, and I remember all too well when they were almost all gone. So we now have laws protecting them. I find it odd that the government has decided to allow them to be killed by wind generators while others are fined and even

3 Reasons Why Making Texting and Driving a Primary Offense Is a Bad Idea

In the last session of the Iowa State Legislature, Senate File 234 was signed into law, moving texting and driving from a secondary offense to a primary offense. While no doubt well-intentioned, this legislation represents just the latest example of the danger of emotionally driven legislation. Of course, Iowa isn’t the only state that has made texting and driving a primary offense: California, Alaska, North Dakota, and several other states have already taken the same step. Most other states have it listed as some sort of secondary offense. It’s easy to see why this sort of legislation is put into