Privacy risks inherent in the use of biometric identification are extreme. In the event of a data breach, you cannot reissue an iris or a fingerprint. As technologies become more advanced and surveillance on city streets the norm who will draw the line at just what level of invasive monitoring is permissible?
Increasing Internet surveillance with new set of rules saw Internet authorities in China clenching an iron fist requiring tech companies to identify the real registered names of users and to record user activities.
The Five Eyes has put the tech industry on notice. They want access to data from tech companies and while there is no formal demand for encryption backdoors, the Five Eyes believe government agencies should have access to encrypted information.
Drones that were once used only for military purposes have now entered the private sector. With the surveillance culture that is permeating almost every part of modern society, drone surveillance using not just cameras but facial recognition software, IR technology, and speakers are an unprecedented threat to privacy.
Proposed Secure Data Act wants to forbid government agencies from demanding for encryption backdoors. This is a positive move but will it resolve the security vs. privacy debate?
EFF and Lookout traced Dark Caracal to Lebanon and has infected Android users in more than 20 countries and stolen hundreds of gigabbytes of dat. Cyber espionage using fake apps with Android malware is the new trend as nation states and cybercriminals move towards using mobile as the target platform.
Chinese Internet users have become much more vocal about what they perceive to be potential breach of privacy by China Internet Giants - Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent.
China's Social Credit System is scores the reputation of citizens and businesses operating within its sovereign border, using data collected from social media, financial institutions and government records. The purpose is to increase trust, transparency and confidence in the domestic marketplace but at what cost?
U.S. doing an “adequate” job for Privacy Shield but could be doing more to protect the data transfer of EU users, including reform of the FISA regulations.
Use of facial recognition technology is growing in both public and private sectors amid increasing concerns over data privacy and mass surveillance.