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Customs and Border Protection Flew a Predator Surveillance Drone Over Minneapolis Protests Today

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has flown a Predator drone above ongoing protests against police brutality in Minneapolis, .Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Privacy, Minneapolis, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Drones, Protests, CBP, Customs, Mass Surveillance, Customs And Border Protection, Border Protection CBP


Should I Worry About Mystery Boxes on My Town's Utility Poles?

I don’t really pay much attention to my neighborhood’s utility poles—as long as they’re standing strong and not sparking, humming strangely, or anything like that, they do their thing and I do my thing. However, some Lifehacker readers are a bit more eagle-eyed than me.Read more...
Tags: Privacy, Phone, Surveillance, Tracking, Lifehacks


ACLU sues Clearview AI for posing ‘unprecedented threat to security and safety’

The American Civil Liberties Union on May 28 sued controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI, “to put a stop to its unlawful surreptitious capture and storage of millions of Illinoisans’ sensitive biometric identifiers”. Clearview’s face surveillance activities violate the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), and represent an unprecedented threat to our security and safety, ACLU […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Surveillance, Aclu, Facial Recognition, American Civil Liberties Union, ClearView, Clearview AI


The ACLU Is Suing Shady Facial Recognition Startup Clearview AI for Being a Shady Facial Recognition Startup

The facial recognition org Clearview AI—which you might know as the firm that secretly harvested the photos of millions of people from their social media profiles before pawning said photos to law enforcement—is officially facing a lawsuit from the Illinois-based branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, per a …Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Surveillance, Aclu, Illinois, American Civil Liberties Union, ClearView, Faceoff, Shady Facial Recognition Startup Clearview AI, Shady Facial Recognition Startup


Trump Is Officially a Bigger Privacy Supporter Than Either of These People

Regardless of his motives, knowledge of the subject, or consideration of national the security implications involved, President Trump on Wednesday elevate his position on Americans’ privacy rights above that of the Democratic Party—the most powerful members of which have dedicated several months now to undermining…Read more...
Tags: Science, Surveillance, Fisa, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Democratic Party, Adam Schiff, Section 215


Wyden Pulls Support for Privacy Amendment After Rep. Adam Schiff Downplays Impact to NYTimes

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) late Tuesday withdrew his support for a House amendment aimed at curbing the FBI’s ability to collect the internet search and browsing records of Americans without a warrant. Read more...
Tags: Science, Surveillance, Fbi, House, Fisa, Wyden, Ron Wyden, Adam Schiff, Nytimes, Section 215


D-ID, the Israeli company that digitally de-identifies faces in videos and still images, raises $13.5 million

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of our faces to privacy destroying software services like Clearview AI. At least, that’s the pitch that D-ID’s founder and chief executive, Gil Perry, makes when he’s talking about the significance of his startup’s technology. D-ID, which stands for de-identification, is a pretty straightforward service that’s masking some highly involved and...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, Human Rights, Privacy, Safety, Social Media, Tech, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, United States, Prevention, Hyundai, Perry


D-ID, the Israeli company that digitally de-identifies faces in videos and still images, raises $13 million

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of our faces to privacy destroying software services like Clearview AI. At least, that’s the pitch that D-ID’s founder and chief executive, Gil Perry makes when he’s talking about the significance of his startup’s technology. D-ID, which stands for de-identification, is a pretty straightforward service that’s masking some highly involved and ...
Tags: Security, TC, Facebook, Europe, Human Rights, Privacy, Safety, Articles, Social Media, Tech, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, United States, Prevention, Hyundai, TechCrunch


Govt funding a facial recognition company that can detect people’s age, gender, and soon recognise their faces under a mask

Bengaluru-based Cocoslabs Innovations will receive a loan from the Technology Development Board, under Science and Technology Department, to develop a “low-cost solution to identify persons with abnormal body temperature in a crowd and, at the same time, provide an alert system to notify about identified persons to authorities on their phones and laptops”. The product, […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Surveillance, Facial Recognition, Coronavirus, Surveillance and COVID-19, CocosLabs, Cocoslabs Innovations, Technology Development Board, Science and Technology Department


Pro-Privacy Lawmakers Secure a Vote to Protect Browsing Data From Warrantless FBI Collection

In a hard-fought victory for privacy reformers, the U.S. House of Representatives is now expected to vote as early as Wednesday on an amendment that would explicitly prohibit the warrantless collection of internet search and browsing history without a warrant, sources tell Gizmodo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Surveillance, Fbi, Fisa, Gizmodo Read, U S House of Representatives, USA PATRIOT Act


U.S. Blacklists Dozens of Chinese Companies Working on AI, Face Recognition Tech

The U.S. Commerce Department has put another 33 Chinese businesses—many of which develop artificial intelligence and face recognition tech—on its economic blacklist as a punitive measure for purportedly conspiring with Beijing and the government’s brutal crackdown on Muslim minorities.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Robots, Donald Trump, Huawei, Facial Recognition, Trump, Face Recognition, U S Commerce Department, Muslim Community, Surveillance Tech


The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help

Riana Pfefferkorn Contributor Share on Twitter Riana Pfefferkorn is the associate director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. The debate over encryption continues to drag on without end. In recent months, the discourse has largely swung away from encrypted smartphones to focus instead on end-to-end encrypted messaging. But a recent press conference by the heads of the Department ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Security, Gadgets, Column, Florida, Privacy, Congress, Opinion, Ebay, Israel, Tech, Smartphone, Surveillance, Encryption


Delhi mall requires Aarogya Setu to visit grocery store, PIL filed in Delhi HC

When Shashi Pratap Singh went to buy groceries from Modern Bazaar on May 17 late morning, he was stopped by the guards at the entrance to Select Citywalk and asked to show his Aarogya Setu status. “As soon as I parked my car there, the security guards basically stopped me and said, ‘Sir, agar aap […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Surveillance, Delhi, Delhi High Court, Coronavirus, Contact Tracing, Aarogya Setu, Shashi Pratap Singh, Modern Bazaar


Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Other Major Tech Firms Condemn Plans to Surveil Americans' Web Traffic

A coalition of major tech companies and digital rights organizations to House leaders of both parties urging them to allow a vote on an amendment to prohibit the FBI from collecting Americans’ web browsing data without a warrant.Read more...
Tags: Science, Surveillance, Fbi, House, Fisa, Nancy Pelosi, Fourth Amendment, House Democrats, Apple Facebook Microsoft


Leaked Senate Talking Points Say Internet Surveillance Warrants Would Force FBI to Let Terrorists Bomb Things

Requiring federal agents to have “probable cause” to eavesdrop on the internet activities of American citizens poses a direct threat to national security and would force the FBI to stand by while terrorist plots unfold on U.S. soil, according to a leaked copy of talking points distributed to Senate lawmakers this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Surveillance, Fbi, Fisa, Section 215, Usa Freedom Reauthorization Act, What The Actual


Nextdoor Is Quietly Getting the Cops Involved: Report

Community platform Nextdoor is courting police across the country, creating concerns among civil rights and privacy advocates who worry about possible conflicts of interest, over-reporting of crime, and the platform’s record of racial profiling, per a Thursday report by CityLab.Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Science, Crime, Privacy, Police, Government, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Nextdoor, Tech Policy


Judiciary Chairman Supports House Effort to Nix FBI's Warrantless Spying (But Not Publicly)

A brewing fight in the U.S. House of Representatives over the future of internet privacy came to head on Thursday during a Democratic caucus call in which party leadership allegedly misportrayed the position of one of their most senior members.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nsa, Surveillance, Fbi, Democratic, U S House of Representatives, USA PATRIOT Act


NCRB extends bid submission deadline for Automated Facial Recognition System for the eighth time

The National Crime Records Bureau has extended the last date for submission of bids for the Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) for the eighth time. The new deadline to submit bids is now July 17, and technical bids will now be opened on July 24. The NCRB, in March, had said that it was reworking […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Surveillance, Facial Recognition, National Crime Records Bureau, NCRB, AFRS, Automated Facial Recognition System AFRS


Lawmakers Demand a Vote to Stop FBI Collecting Web Browser History Without a Warrant

Congress is poised to pass legislation that would place several powerful surveillance tools back into the hands of federal law enforcement agencies that have a history of abusing their authority. But bipartisan support is now mounting to increase privacy protections around Americans who’ve been spied on by their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Congress, Surveillance, Fbi, USA PATRIOT Act, Section 215


Acting U.S. Spy Chief Questioned Over Warrantless Capture of Americans' Web Browsing History

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, the sponsor of a recent amendment to stop the FBI from capturing Americans’ search and web browsing histories without a warrant, is now asking the nation’s top spy (acting) to disclose whether his office has accurately reported on such activities, which the law seemingly requires.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Surveillance, Fbi, Ron Wyden, Section 215, Usa Freedom Reauthorization Act


Palantir picks up more COVID-19 contracts, this time with the VA

Palantir, the data analytics company co-founded by Peter Thiel, is already an active tech player in the scrum for federal contracts, but it’s playing a new and increasingly prominent role in providing the government with software tools to address the COVID-19 crisis. This month, the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a new $5 million contract to Palantir through veteran-owned software reseller i3 Federal LLC, which lists Palantir as a partner. The contract, set to run through November, will ...
Tags: TC, Cdc, Government, White House, Tech, Surveillance, Gotham, NHS, Peter Thiel, Va, National Institutes of Health, US Army, Palantir, Department of Veterans Affairs, U S Department of Health and Human Services HHS, Government Contracts


FBI Power to Warrantlessly Seize Your Web Browsing History May Hinge on a Single Democrat

Republicans and Democrats engrossed in a fight over the future of privacy in America say the public support of a specific influential Democrat would likely help secure a vote next week on an amendment to prevent federal agents from seizing Americans’ web browsing histories without a warrant.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, America, Surveillance, Fbi, Fisa, Usa Freedom Reauthorization Act, FBI Power


National Migrant Information System launched to monitor movement of migrants

The National Disaster Management Authority has developed the National Migrant Information System (NMIS), an online dashboard “to capture the information regarding movement of migrants and facilitate the smooth movement of stranded persons across States”, Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla announced in a letter to all states and UTs on May 16. The portal is built […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Surveillance, National Disaster Management Authority, Coronavirus, National Migrant Information System, National Migrant Information System NMIS, Ajay Kumar Bhalla


Top French court bans drone surveillance in Paris for enforcing COVID-19 lockdown; Lessons for India

France’s top court for administrative justice — Conseil d’État — banned the use of surveillance drones by the Paris police for tracking people in public areas who were flouting social distancing norms, citing privacy issues. Conseil d’État held that the use of drones by police will remain suspended until they are equipped with technology which makes it […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, France, India, Surveillance, Drones, Paris, Coronavirus


"Democrats Have Abandoned Civil Liberties/The Blue Party’s Trump-era Embrace of Authoritarianism Isn’t Just Wrong, it’s a Fatal Political Mistake."

Writes Matt Taibbi (at taibbi.substack.com):Whatever one’s opinion of [Michael] Flynn, his relations with Turkey, his “Lock her up!” chants, his haircut, or anything, this case was never about much. There’s no longer pretense that prosecution would lead to the unspooling of a massive Trump-Russia conspiracy, as pundits once breathlessly expected. In fact, news that Flynn was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller inspired many of the “Is this the beginning of the end for Trump?” stories...
Tags: Law, Obama, Journalism, Turkey, Iran, Surveillance, Democrats, Matt Taibbi, Boomers, Trump, Baby Boomers, Flynn, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Robert Mueller


US Senate rejects amendment to require warrant to search browsing histories

A bipartisan amendment to the PATRIOT Act that would have prevented the American government from accessing Americans’ web browsing information and search history without a warrant was narrowly rejected by the US Senate on May 13 (text here). “With web browsing and searches, you’re talking about some of the most sensitive, most personal, and most […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Surveillance, US Senate, Patriot Act, United States of America, Senator Ron Wyden


Senate Votes to Reauthorize FBI Surveillance Powers, With a Few Worthwhile Tweaks

In an 80-16 vote on Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to restore controversial surveillance tools used by the FBI in terrorism and espionage investigations. But the bill has at least one more hurdle to jump thanks to a series of changes implemented yesterday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Surveillance, Fbi, Fisa, U S Senate, Michael Flynn


Face recognition enabled CCTV surveillance systems monitoring quarantine wards in Dehradun

Quarantine wards in at least four hospitals and one hotel in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun, are being surveilled round the clock using a CCTV surveillance system, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said in a statement. The system uses AI-based face recognition, and video feeds collected from CCTV cameras will be stored at the Integrated Command and […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Surveillance, Cctv, Facial Recognition, Uttarakhand, Dehradun, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Surveillance and COVID-19, Integrated Command


NSO Group pitched proto-Pegasus to San Diego Police; investigation against buyers of Pegasus in Ghana, Mexico

In the last one week, reports about NSO Group’s dealings with state agencies have surfaced in three different countries — the United States, Ghana, and Mexico. The controversial Israeli spyware company had pitched its products to American police, Motherboard reported. Three former high-ranking officials in Ghana were sentenced to prison for “clandestinely” purchasing Pegasus, Modern […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, Surveillance, San Diego, Pegasus, Ghana, United States of America, NSO Group, United States Ghana, Ghana Mexico


Here's Who Just Voted to Let the FBI Seize Your Online Search History Without a Warrant

A bipartisan amendment that sought to prohibit law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, from obtaining the web browsing and internet search histories of Americans without a warrant failed to pass by a single vote in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Surveillance, Fbi, U S Senate, USA PATRIOT Act, Section 215, Wyden Daines Amendment