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Shoshana Zuboff Talks Surveillance Capitalism’s Threat to Democracy
The Harvard Business School professor discusses what she believes is a new mode of capitalism being ushered in by Silicon Valley.
Smile! The Secretive Business of Facial-Recognition Software in Retail Stores
Madison Square Garden, and Kennedy International Airport both use facial-recognition software to identify their customers. Who else does?
A List of Every Animal That Humans Can Spy on With Facial Recognition
It’s way more than you think.
Google Tracks and Stores Your Location Even With Location History Turned Off
Even if you’ve taken steps to limit the company’s location-data collection, they can create a timeline of your activity based on your location.
Why Russia’s ‘Independent Internet’ Has Some Experts Worried
Security experts warn that Russia’s new DNS alternative could increase the odds of a large-scale cyberattack.
What Iran and Russia’s Telegram Ban Means for Secure Messaging Apps
Up until the late ’90s, basic encryption technologies in the U.S. fell under the same category as anti-aircraft missiles and militarized submarines.
Feds Jailed Gun Owner for Making Politically Incorrect Facebook Posts
You’ll never guess the color of his skin.
Chinese Police Now Armed With Facial-Recognition Glasses
Over 30 people have been apprehended using the glasses.
Tom Cotton Would Love to Make Tech Companies an Unofficial Part of the CIA
Private industry becomes part of the surveillance state.
Who’s Behind These Robocalls About Anti-Trump Social-Media Activity?
“It does seem that you’ve been making some rather negative comments about President Trump.”
You Should Probably Check Your Airbnb for Hidden Cameras
People are trash and technology is terrible.
The Supreme Court’s Cell-Phone-Tracking Case Has High Stakes
Will the Court allow the government to erect a digital panopticon?
D.C. Court Rules Against Tracking Cell Phones Without a Warrant
The phone-tracking devices are used by many law-enforcement agencies.
The Susan Rice Scandal Is Based on ‘Absolutely Nothing’: Report
And House Republicans know it. But they’re going to keep investigating it anyway.
White House Officials Alerted Nunes to Incidental Surveillance of Trump Team
Last week, Nunes directed attention away from his own investigation into Russia by suggesting that Trump’s team had been improperly surveilled.
Nunes Had Secret White House Meeting Before Claiming Trump Team Was Surveilled
Last week, the GOP lawmaker suggested the intelligence community mistreated Trump’s team. The night before, he met with a source at the White House.
Schiff Says Nunes Canceled Russia Hearing to Protect Trump
The Republican House Intelligence chair abruptly canceled an open hearing Friday. The committee’s ranking Democrat cries foul.
The Right Spreads Baseless Lie That Nunes Just Validated Trump’s Baseless Lies
Even if the House Intelligence Chair’s allegations are true, they do not remotely vindicate the president’s “wiretap” claims.
GOP House Intel Chair: Trump Team Was Legally Surveilled During Transition
Nunes just disclosed (ostensibly) classified information to the public and president, in an apparent breach of protocol.
Facebook’s Data Policy Now Prohibits Surveillance
Developers can no longer use Facebook’s data to build tools for spying on people.
It’s Time to Assume Your TV Is Bugged
If a device can connect to the internet, it will be compromised.
Trump Team Dares James Comey to Say Obama Didn’t Wiretap Trump
On Monday, the White House suggested that Trump trusts his own misreadings of Breitbart articles over the word of the FBI director.
Trump’s Wiretap Charge Seems to Be a Fabulist Take on Murky Legal Proceeding
Covert surveillance of Russian banks blown up into a highly public conspiracy claim by one president that another tapped his phones.
That Dark Spot in the New York Skyline Is Probably a Top-Secret NSA Spy Station
We always knew there was something funny about that building.
Yahoo Scanned Users’ Emails on Behalf of U.S. Intelligence
Everything going in or out was monitored for a certain phrase.
House Intelligence Committee: Snowden ‘No Whistle-blower’
As defenders of Snowden call for a presidential pardon, lawmakers insist he caused “tremendous damage” to national security.
Warrantless NSA Searches of Americans’ Data Have Doubled Since 2013
Officials are making more use of the government spying program.
ProPublica Becomes the Darknet’s First Major News Site
Now you can buy Indian Oxycontin and read Chinese internet censorship on the very same network!
Can Cell-Phone Data Predict Unemployment?
You could be broadcasting a lot more information about your life than you realize.
Billion-Dollar Creepy Spy Blimp Will Soon Hover Over Maryland
They’ll be tethered off of I-95 near Washington, D.C.
FBI and NSA Spied on Prominent Muslim-Americans, Snowden Leak Reveals
Including civil rights activists, academics, and a Republican political candidate.
Obama Plan Would End NSA Bulk Data Collection
If Congress passes the legislation.
Obama Has Four Options for Revamping NSA Phone Surveillance, And None Are Ideal
He can annoy phone companies, the
court, or privacy advocates.
On Second Thought, Homeland Security Doesn’t Want to Track Our Every Move
So please don’t drag them into the
Homeland Security Wants to Scoop Up Data From License-Plate Readers
They promise they’ll only use the massive database to catch criminals.
Tech Companies Allowed to Reveal More About U.S. Surveillance, But Not Much
It’s a small step toward greater transparency.
Obama to Adjust How the Government Goes Through Your Phone Data
The president will announce a few new ideas at 11 a.m.
NSA Phone-Data Collection May Be Useless, Likely Won’t Stop
Obama will announce some changes to the program on Friday.
Activists Confess to 1971 Burglary That Exposed FBI Surveillance
The agency never caught them.
White House Panel Recommends Limits on NSA Surveillance
Obama is “open to many” changes, but doesn’t have to implement any of them.
If Google Can Track Your Online Activity, It’s a Safe Bet the NSA Can Too
The NSA Tracks Billions of Cell Phone Locations Every Day
And everyone who targets cross paths with.
Obama May Ban Spying on Friendly Foreign Leaders
The rest of us should assume we’re being watched.
The NSA Is Also Scooping Up Millions of E-mail Address Books
Including Americans’ contacts, by accident of course.
The NSA’s Latest Attempt at Transparency Backfired
admitting to thousands of privacy violations failed to impress.
The NSA Can Spy on 75 Percent of U.S. Internet Traffic
Prism was just the tip of the iceberg.
NSA Violated Privacy Rules Thousands of Times
The latest bombshell Snowden leak.
NSA Collects Data ‘About’ Foreign Targets, Not Just Direct Communication
Their search is broader than previously thought.
FBI May Be Hacking Android, Not What You Google
can hack into microphones on your phone or laptop.
The Surveillance-Free Day (Part I)
What happens when an average person tries to escape the government’s eye?