Huawei hits back at the United States after it's PR charm offensive including opening up it's source code went nowhere. It reminded the world of the biggest scandal of the century – the PRISM program and Five Eyes surveillance.
In a growing number of cases – including some involving Google Nest microphones for the home and airplane cameras found on back of passenger seats – surveillance devices are deployed haphazardly without thinking about the way they might intrude into people’s lives and privacy.
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.
Without your knowledge or consent, the leading mobile phone carriers in the United States may be actively selling your location data to third-party vendors. And, in turn, these vendors are re-selling this data to an expanding network of shady middlemen.
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?
Surveillance capitalism as a revenue model through the observation and recording of as much personal data as possible to create highly effective targeted advertisements is growing unchecked. Can regulation level the playing field?
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.