Artificial intelligence firm Dataminr is making questionable use of its Twitter firehose privileges — and not for the first time.
In many countries, contact-tracing apps were presented as a precondition to end lockdowns. But our Track(ed) Together investigation reveals that many countries are struggling with the technology, turning instead to less high-tech solutions.
Black lives matter on the streets. Black lives matter on the Internet. EFF stands with the communities mourning the victims of police homicide. We stand with the protesters who are plowed down by patrol cars. We stand with the journalists placed in handcuffs or fired upon while reporting these...
Complotten: Arjen van Veelen heeft een zwak voor complotdenkers die 5G-masten in de fik steken. Het is een gebaar van onmacht tegen de techniek.
The retailer denies there is any widespread issue with the software, but a group expressed frustration—and public health concerns.
Some thoughts on what post-COVID instruction might look like. (Spoiler alert: None are as good as face-to-face, but a few aren't too bad.)
A crop of “new” body-worn devices issue alerts about hospital patients, the quarantined, people under house arrest, and workers who fail to social distance.
Jasmine Guffond and DJ Soeur Veillance select and discuss 13 tracks about surveillance
Evan from Fight for the Future writes, “A new investigation from Gizmodo just revealed that anyone, anywhere can get geographic coordinates of Ring devices from Amazon’s Neighbors App. Not on…
China is intercepting texts from WeChat users living outside of the country, mostly from the U.S. Taiwan, South Korea, and Australia. NPR reports:
The popular Chinese messaging app WeChat is Zhou Fengsuo's most reliable communication link to China. That's because he hasn't been back in over two dec...
Mmm, nu blijft 5G en IMSI-catchers gewoon nog wel te werken
The Lakeland, Florida police department is required to “encourage adoption” of Ring products as part of a secret agreement with the company.
Om afgrijzen op te wekken vertel ik aan echtparen graag het verhaal van de vrouw zonder sleutel. Ooit las ik een interview met een vrouw die geen sleutel bezat van haar eigen huis. Haar man had er eentje, zei ze, en ze had haar man altijd bij zich. Of hij haar.In de Verenigde Staten is rumoer ontstaan over een huwelijksconstructie die hier wat op lijkt: de Billy Graham Rule. Robert Foster, in de…
Many digital payments can be tracked, potentially assisting an authoritarian crackdown.
When you take a commercial genetic test, you opt your whole family into warrantless state genetic surveillance
Children are interrogated. Neighbors become informants. Mosques are monitored. Cameras are everywhere.
[This is a guest post authored by Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice. It was originally published in The End of Trust (McSweeney's 54)]In December 2017, FBI agents forced Rakem Balogun and his fifteen-year-old son out of their Dallas home. They arrested Balogun on...
NEW YORK (AP) — The researchers who reported that Israeli software was used to spy on Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's inner circle before his gruesome death are being targeted in turn by international undercover operatives, The Associated Press has...
This was originally published by Rolling Stone.As FBI director J. Edgar Hoover became increasingly disturbed by the growing political power of the Civil Rights Movement — and paranoid about its possible connections to communists — he directed his agents to step up their surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sources disclosed troubling privacy practices at a Ring office in Ukraine.
In St. Louis, it feels like the police are always watching. Since the launch of its “Real Time Crime Center” in 2015, the city’s embrace of surveillance technologies has often felt like a runaway train.
Are there hidden cameras in your Airbnb rental? It’s one thing to have security cameras to protect property and provide safety, but it's something else to have hidden cameras in private areas like bathrooms and bedrooms. Here are some ways you can find out if someone is filming you while you're on vacation.
Police officer also advertised a system to track the location of buyers' gang rivals or spouses based on the telephone numbers.
IBM developed NYPD surveillance tools that let cops pick targets based on skin color
The mobile-payment app is an effective tool for aspiring detectives and would-be psychologists.
Sources reveal a hidden spy center in Tokyo and an internet surveillance program that sweeps up data from satellites.
A source for a Wired profile on Facebook made a reporter turn off his phone so Facebook couldn't track them.
The government recently revealed for the first time that federal agents maintained an open investigation of our client, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, for six years despite never finding any evidence that she committed a crime or was a threat to ...
Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”
Trial of Muhammad Rabbani is set to start on Monday over the British government's use of Schedule 7 anti-terror powers against him.
Personal data is to the tech world what oil is to the fossil fuel industry. That’s why companies like Amazon and Facebook plan to dig deeper than we ever imagined
From a base known as Pine Gap, the NSA has been locating and monitoring cellphone users thousands of miles away.
China forces Xinjiang Uyghurs to install mobile spyware, enforces with stop-and-frisk
De start-up Kivu ontwikkelt software die politie en veiligheidsdiensten helpt bij het opsporen van mensen die aanslagen willen plegen. „Twee jihadi’s in je netwerk kan per ongeluk voorkomen, bij twintig is het geen toeval meer.”
A new exhibition in New York puts the surveillance state on display
The ACLU is dedicated to fighting the rise of a surveillance society. We represent Americans who don’t want to live in a world where our every movement, our every association, our every purchase, and our every communication is tracked and recorded. That is no way for a free people to live. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, we now live in a society where our activities increasingly leave behind “data trails” of various kinds, with highly inadequate protections for our privacy.
How a small company in Thailand came to dominate the shady market of consumer spyware.
Lawsuit alleges Bose's headphone app exfiltrates your listening habits to creepy data-miners
De Europese Unie subsidieert het ontwikkelen van surveillancetechnologie. Dit verhaal over het Deense softwarebedrijf D4Tec laat zien dat Europa geen controle heeft over wat daar vervolgens mee gebeurt. Het bedrijf, en dus de surveillancesoftware, kwam in handen van een eigenaar met banden met de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten, waar geregeld mensen worden opgepakt als ze kritisch zijn op sociale media.
Americans are offering up more and more personal data at work — and it's about to get much harder to opt out
Defenders of the surveillance state have long peddled a blatant falsehood about the NSA’s domestic spying.
It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone
China's private data-brokers will sell you full dossiers on anyone in the country
Spoorwegmaatschappij NMBS gaat vanaf eind volgend jaar een drieduizendtal bewakingscamera's plaatsen in de nieuwste treintoestellen. De reizigers zullen er constant gefilmd worden en de beelden zulle
The normalization of privacy violation
The NSA has operated a top-secret surveillance program out of an iconic AT&T building in Manhattan, documents indicate.
Each weekend we round up the security news that we didn’t break or cover in depth. This week, that news---like most all news---is about President-Elect Trump.
A new “field guide” by Ingrid Burrington makes visible the infrastructure of surveillance in New York, and explains the money and politics behind it.
Internal Endace documents reveal the firm’s key role helping governments harvest vast amounts of data on private emails, chats, and browsing histories.
Israel’s cyberwarriors are taking their skills to the private surveillance industry and selling to governments that want to spy on their own citizens.
The city of Baltimore has all the ingredients to make the perfect modern panopticon.
The NSA is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including from internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers.
A famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier provided a distraction that helped a group of antiwar activists break into an FBI office in Pennsylvania and steal files about domestic spying.