Amazon Sidewalk is about to create a nation-spanning "smart network" connecting the devices of its customers. The project is unprecedented, both in terms of capability and in terms of the privacy concerns it is raising.
Ruling by Moscow courts that video surveillance with facial recognition does not violate citizen privacy would appear to be the definitive statement that Moscow will now be the largest city outside of China to track people in nearly every inch of public space.
Use of facial recognition technology is growing in both public and private sectors amid increasing concerns over data privacy and mass surveillance.
Arising concerns that Amazon Ring might use its Ring doorbells product to create a gigantic surveillance network through existing 400 partnerships with local police departments and law enforcement agencies.
Privacy groups are raising alarms about some EU aid programs. Funds, equipment and training are reportedly going to repressive governments and being used explicitly for domestic surveillance.
The new “Tracking the Trackers” report showed that 79% of all websites globally are secretly tracking your online behavior. Moreover, many are, in turn, forwarding your personal information to other companies. For many, the message is clear: it’s time to take back the web and end this widespread invasion of privacy.
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.
Facial recognition technology may not be as accurate as some people think and the U.S. Congress is likely to introduce bipartisan legislation to limit how the technology can be used, and by whom.
For decades, U.S.-controlled Crypto AG helped the CIA spy on governments around the world by inserting encryption backdoor in cryptographic equipment.
When consumers shop online many do not realize that they are not only handing over their hard-earned cash, there’s another transaction that is happening at the same time – online behavioral tracking. Data about you is being gathered, shared and analyzed to determine what you see and to shape your online experience.