Posted on · On Thursday's show: City and county leaders plan to sue Union Pacific over alleged toxic pollution from the railroad's Fifth Ward site. Plus, we learn why the Justice Department is investigating Texas over its Operation Lone Star border initiative. And we discuss how the recent Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade could lead to an erosion of privacy rights.
Posted on · Episode: 2897 A (Very) Short History of Privacy and Technology. Today, privacy and technology.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Two senior staffers for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and one former one have been indicted in connection with a COVID-19 vaccine outreach contract. Plus: City Council Member Mary Nan Huffman answers your questions. And we hear from a Houstonian who served as an interpreter for U.S. forces in his native Afghanistan.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Why local officials cancelled the rodeo, balancing public safety with privacy concerns, how immigration policy changes affect performing arts, and a ballet piece set to the music of David Bowie.
Posted on · After a St. Louis Uber and Lyft driver was dismissed for live streaming his passengers without their knowledge, Houston Matters discusses the law governing recordings and privacy in the digital age.
Posted on · In what it called an "unlikely" string of events, Amazon says Alexa heard background conversation and misconstrued it as very specific directives.
Posted on · Facebook is proposing only narrow countermeasures that address the specifics of the furor over Cambridge Analytica
Posted on · The Supreme Court wrestles again with interpreting the rules of the digital era and whether police need to get a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information
Posted on · Sidewalk Labs, a sibling company to Google, plans to redevelop Toronto's waterfront as a high-tech, livable lab. Some residents wonder what a data-driven development could mean for privacy.
Posted on · Supporters of the measure argued SB 6 is necessary to protect women from sexual predators. Opponents countered it would aggravate the dangers to transgender individuals.
Posted on · While the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance may be gone, there are still local protections in place for transgender individuals at the University of Houston and in HISD schools. SB 6 would strike those down, along with similar rules in five other Texas cities.
Posted on · Harris County Commissioners Court is approving District Attorney Devon Andersonâs nearly $2Â million plan to purchase hundreds of body cameras for Houston police officers and Harris County sheriffâs deputies. Calls to equip law enforcement with body cameras come in the wake of the police shootings in Missouri and Indiana. We discuss public safety measures that […]
Posted on · Harris County Commissioners Court is approving District Attorney Devon Anderson's nearly $2 million plan to purchase hundreds of body cameras for Houston police officers and Harris County sheriff's deputies. Calls to equip law enforcement with body cameras come in the wake of the police shootings in Missouri and Indiana. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]
Posted on · A YouTube video was passed around recently showing a trucker "pulling over" a policeman for speeding and using his cell phone. The trucker recorded his interaction with the officer, which changed fairly radically once the officer realized he was being recorded. At the end of the video, the trucker, Brian Miner, says, "And that's what […]
Posted on · The Supreme Court's latest session has nearly drawn to a close. The High Court has issued opinions and decisions in the final weeks in several widely anticipated cases, involving ones involving cell phone privacy and buffer zones around abortion clinics. And by the end of the day Monday, the Court's expected to issue its decision […]