A new draft law for Russia Internet control wants ISPs to direct all data (both incoming and outgoing) to government-controlled routing and exchange points if the need arises to "unplug" from the global Internet.
By now, the Social Credit System that the Republic of China has been planning to implement since 2014 is known about across the globe. If you think the Western world is miles apart from taking measures even remotely similar to the SCC in China, then you’re dead wrong.
Society is finally starting to wake up to the immense privacy implications of real-time facial recognition surveillance as seen in the latest developments in San Francisco, London and the White House.
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.