• Do body cameras make the police and the public safer?
    Politics
    Mike Bebernes

    Do body cameras make the police and the public safer?

    In theory, the use of police body cameras is easy to endorse, offering an unvarnished account of what happens when police and citizens interact. In practice, however, the technology's rollout in recent years has been complicated and rife with conflict.

  • Privacy vs. security: The fight over facial recognition
    News
    Mike Bebernes

    Privacy vs. security: The fight over facial recognition

    Facial recognition technology is suddenly everywhere. Whether you're at the airport, at a sporting event or even just walking the streets of your city, there's a decent chance you're not only being watched, but also identified from your image. Last week, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban its government, including the police, from using facial recognition technology.

  • Concern over facial recognition technology unites progressives and conservatives in Congress
    News
    Casey Darnell

    Concern over facial recognition technology unites progressives and conservatives in Congress

    More than half of Americans are unwittingly included in facial recognition systems nationwide.

  • In the Middle East, a booming market for spy technology
    Politics
    Jenna McLaughlin

    In the Middle East, a booming market for spy technology

    As weapons sales to Gulf countries soar, defense companies flocked to last month’s bi-annual International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. But amid the usual displays of machine guns, helicopters, and tanks, in the quieter corners of the showroom floor, purveyors of intelligence and surveillance products also hawked their wares to governments and law enforcement agencies worldwide.

  • Trump rolls out the wheel to try to sell his wall
    Politics
    David Knowles

    Trump rolls out the wheel to try to sell his wall

    The president repeatedly invokes a comparison while attempting to sell increased border security to the American public.

  • The Last 100 Days: Dogs and Digital Edition
    Politics
    Olivier Knox

    The Last 100 Days: Dogs and Digital Edition

    Ever since the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, presidents have been judged on the successes they notch during their first 100 days. Now, as Barack Obama prepares to end his historic turn on the political stage, Yahoo News is launching The Last 100 Days, a look at what Obama achieved during his consequential presidency, how he navigates the struggles of his final months in office and what lies ahead for him after eight years filled with firsts. As Obama himself is fond of noting, he also spent his two terms as father to daughters Malia and Sasha and husband to first lady Michelle Obama.