Surveillance-IT

Amazon Rolls Out End-To-End Encryption For Ring Doorbells

After trialling end-to-end encryption for its smart doorbell device, Amazon confirms it is rolling it out globally

3 months ago

NHS Covid App Could Be Changed, Minister Confirms

Government minister admits that as Covid restrictions are eased in England on 19 July, the NHS app will need to…

4 months ago

Tech Giants Could Withdraw Services Over Hong Kong Doxxing Bill

China's bill that will clampdown on 'doxxing' in Hong Kong, could force Facebook, Google, Twitter and others tech giants to…

4 months ago

NSA Denies Spying Allegation Made By Tucker Carlson

US intelligence agency denies surprising allegation by right wing Fox News host Tucker Carlson that NSA is spying on him…

4 months ago

Google Developing Own Skin-Tone System In Diversity Push

Google develops its own alternative to industry-standard skin-tone classification system as it seeks to ensure products work well across skin…

4 months ago

Regulator ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Live Facial Recognition

Information Commissioner concerned that live facial recognition could be linked to social media to create 'supercharged CCTV'

4 months ago

Russia Bill To Force US Tech Firms To Open Local Offices

First servers, now offices. Lawmakers in Russia pass legislation requiring US tech giants to open local offices in the country

4 months ago

Google Adds Encryption To Messages App, Expands Earthquake Detection

Android announcements includes Google Messages now offering end-to-end encryption and expanded Earthquake detection and alerts

4 months ago

Trump ‘Subpoenaed Apple, Microsoft For Data On Rivals’

Apple changes rules for responding to government data requests after previous administration used subpoenas to gather data on rival Democratic…

4 months ago

Apple Updates AirTags Over Stalking Concerns

Apple issues software update to AirTag tracking devices after users find they can be used to secretly follow people's movements

5 months ago

Amazon’s Ring To Make Police Requests For Video Footage Public

Transparency move, as US police forces and fire departments increasingly use video footage captured from Ring doorbells and cameras

5 months ago

WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over Surveillance Law

Privacy champion? Facebook's WhatsApp division alleges controversial new law gives Indian government mass surveillance capabilities

5 months ago

Signal Shows Data Collection Adverts Facebook Rejected

Signal has had user-targetted adverts on Instagram blocked, as messaging service attempts to highlight Facebook data collection

6 months ago

Apple iOS Update With Tracking Consent Prompts Mixed Reaction

Apple's release of its iOS 14.5 update this week requires app developers to ask user permission to track their activity…

6 months ago

Signal Hacks Cellebrite Phone Hacking Kit

Sweet revenge? Signal said it has hacked the phone hacking kit from Cellebrite, used by law enforcement to access mobile…

6 months ago

Dutch Report Flagged Huawei Monitoring Of KPN Concerns – Report

Report ten years ago from Capgemini reportedly warned that Huawei may be able to monitor calls made by KPN's 6.5…

6 months ago

European Commission Proposes Tough AI Regulation, Fines

Huge fines and tough rules for the 'unacceptable' use of artificial intelligence, has been proposed by European Commission

6 months ago

EU’s Proposed Rules For AI Usage Leaked Online

Leaked document shows European regulators are considering ban on indiscriminate surveillance and AI use in credit scoring etc

6 months ago

Tesla In-Car Camera Prompts Privacy Worries – Consumer Reports

Privacy issue? Tesla's use of in-car cameras to record and transmit video, worries influential US magazine Consumer Reports

7 months ago

Verkada CCTV Breach Exposes Hundreds Of Businesses

Verkada compromise of its CCTV system, sees hackers gain admin access to cameras inside Tesla, hospitals, police stations, prison etc

8 months ago

Google Won’t Use Other Tools When It Ends Chrome Cookies

Pledge not to build or use third party tools to track web traffic once Google ends tracking cookies in its…

8 months ago

WhatsApp To Press Ahead With Privacy Update

What backlash? Facebook's WhatsApp says it will go ahead with its privacy policy update, but hopes that it has better…

8 months ago

Google Has Not Updated Its iOS Apps For Two Months

No update for Google's iOS apps including Chrome, Photos, YouTube etc, after Apple insists on privacy 'nutrient label' requirement

8 months ago

Baltimore Ends Controversial Spy Planes Over Privacy Fears

Controversial aerial surveillance program in major US city to reduce crime ended, after lawsuit and pressure from civil rights group

9 months ago

Facebook App Pop-up To Explain Benefits Of Data Collection

Response to Apple privacy rule. Facebook testing new pop-up alert for iPhone apps, explaining benefits of data collection

9 months ago

Google Updates Plan To End Cookies In Chrome Browser

Look ma, no cookies. Google says it has made progress in effort to remove third-party cookies from its Chrome web…

9 months ago

Signal Installations Surge Amid WhatsApp Data Concerns

Research shows installations of Signal messaging app approaching one million a day, amid concern over WhatsApp data policy update

10 months ago

WhatsApp Will Share Data With Facebook, Despite User Wishes

What is the point of end-to-end encryption? Facebook to access people's WhatsApp data, whether they like it or not, from…

10 months ago

NEC Facial Recognition Works Despite Masks

NEC launches facial recognition system that can identify people, even if they are wearing masks to protect against Coronavirus

10 months ago

Google To Add Privacy Labels To Its iOS App Portfolio

Bad news for advertisers. Search giant is to update all its iOS apps to carry Apple's privacy labels that will…

10 months ago