Washington State Has Sued a Patent Troll For Violating Consumer Protection Laws

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit claiming that Landmark Technology has violated the state’s Patent Troll Protection Act, which bans “bad faith” assertions of patent infringement. Following a widespread campaign of patent demand letters, more than 30 states passed some kind of law placing limits on bad-faith patent assertions.

— Read on www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/05/washington-state-has-sued-patent-troll-violating-consumer-protection-laws

Surveillance city: NYPD can use more than 15,000 cameras to track people using facial recognition in Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has the ability to track people in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx by running images from 15,280 surveillance cameras into invasive and discriminatory facial recognition software, a new Amnesty International investigation reveals.
— Read on www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/06/scale-new-york-police-facial-recognition-revealed/

These locally elected officials posted or openly supported QAnon conspiracy theories

Their elections have led to a divisive debate about whether it’s problematic to have these duly elected people in office if they share QAnon-related views. The debate has prompted questions about whether officials expressing such views is simply their free-speech right, a distraction from real government work, a bad example — or a real danger to the communities in which they serve.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/06/02/politics/local-elections-qanon-community-impact-soh/

NH ballot audit too reasonable to support Trump’s hyped hopes

Rachel Maddow explains how a recount in a local New Hampshire election discovered a problem with how the ballots had been counted, and an audit by experts identified the problem and fixed it. Contrary to the hype by Donald Trump and his deluded followers, the problem was not widespread election fraud requiring the overturning of the certified results of the national election. 
— Read on www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/nh-ballot-audit-too-reasonable-to-support-trump-s-hyped-hopes-114251845997