surveillance

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

2 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

2 months ago

Microsoft Criticised For ‘Workplace Surveillance’ Feature

Microsoft 365 Productivity Score feature, introduced last month, criticised for analysing 'extensive data' on individual employees' activities

5 months ago

Police Ask Residents To Link Smart Doorbells To Surveillance Hub

Privacy nightmare? Police ask residents in US city to link their smart doorbells to surveillance hub to reduce local crime

5 months ago

Amazon Respects Rights Of Workers To Join Union

Not a problem? Amazon responds to media report on union activity tracking, by saying it respects worker rights to join…

6 months ago

Amazon Hires Former NSA Director In Charge During Snowden Revelations

Amazon names former NSA director to board of directors, who was also the man in charge when Edward Snowden blew…

7 months ago

Palantir Opens Books To Investors Ahead Of NYSE Listing

Controversial loss-making data intelligence company to lay out its business to investors ahead of unusual direct listing on New York…

7 months ago

NSA Surveillance Program Exposed By Edward Snowden, Ruled Unlawful

Spying setback. US Court of Appeals rules the NSA surveillance and mass data collection program exposed by Edward Snowden, was…

7 months ago

Google Stops Responding To Data Request From Hong Kong

Data requests from Hong Kong authorities are being ignored, Google confirms, after China imposed controversial national security law

8 months ago

German Court Strikes Down Telecoms Data Access Law

Current laws give security services 'excessive' access to citizens' data, finds top court, giving government until end of 2021 to…

9 months ago

Tech Firms Withhold Data Sharing With Hong Kong

Tech giants pledge pause data sharing with authorities in Hong Kong, after China imposed draconian security law for the territory

9 months ago

Microsoft Bans Facial Recognition Sales To Police

Software giant follows IBM and Amazon with police facial recognition ban until there is national regulation of the technology

10 months ago

Tech Firms Pledge Child Abuse Disclosures To Blunt Anti-Encryption Drive

Strategic move? Google, Facebook, Microsoft pledge to improve and standardise annual disclosures around online child exploitation

10 months ago

IBM Cancels All Facial Recognition Programs, Urges Police Reform

Big Blue cancels its facial recognition programs and calls for reform and new ways to work with law enforcement, "to…

10 months ago

Coronavirus: France Approves Contact Tracing App

French minister defends centralised approach of its Covid-19 contact-tracing app, citing the French and UK's nuclear deterrent

11 months ago

Coronavirus Tracing Apps Must Not Be Used For Surveillance, Says EU

EU officials warn member states that Covid-19 tracing apps must not be used for 'mass surveillance' and need to be…

11 months ago

Coronavirus: Amazon Uses Blacklisted Chinese Firm For Thermal Cameras

Chinese firm banned by the United States over allegations it aided the Chinese government, supplies thermal cameras to Amazon for…

12 months ago

Coronavirus: NSO Offers Covid-19 Tracking Software

Surveillance specialist NSO offers Western governments software that uses mobile phone data to monitor and predict the spread of coronavirus

1 year ago

Russia To Delay Electronic Sales Ban

Delay to implementation of law banning sales of electronic devices in Russia unless they come pre-loaded with Russian-made software

1 year ago

Coronavirus: Operators Share Location Data With Health Authorities

European mobile operators are sharing location data with health authorities in certain European countries to limit the spread of the…

1 year ago

NSO Fails To Appear In Court After WhatsApp Lawsuit

NSO Group fails to show up in US court to contest WhatsApp spyware lawsuit, despite promising to 'vigorously fight' Facebook's…

1 year ago

Amazon Ring Logs All Doorbell And App Interactions

Privacy issue emerges as Amazon confirms it logs records of every motion detected by installed Ring doorbells, and interactions with…

1 year ago

Mozilla Turns On DoH By Default For US Firefox Users

Mozilla Foundation has turned on its privacy feature called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) for American users of the Firefox browser

1 year ago

Twitter Demands AI Firm Cease Facial Image Collection

Privacy concern. Cease-and-desist letter from Twitter to AI firm Clearview demands it stop collecting photos from social media platforms

1 year ago

Chat App ToTok Is Spy Tool For UAE – Report

ToTok chat and messaging app that is popular in UAE, is allegedly a spy tool for the government, it is…

1 year ago

Russia ‘Successfully Tests’ Sovereign Internet – Report

Russian pursuit of “sovereign internet” sees the country test its Internet unplugged from rest of the world

1 year ago

Russia Bans Electronic Sales Unless Russian Software Is Pre-installed

Electronic devices such as smartphones, computers and smart televisions must come pre-loaded with Russian-made software

1 year ago

WhatsApp Sues NSO For ‘Advanced’ Surveillance Hack Claim

Facebook division files lawsuit against NSO Group, because of alleged surveillance tool exploit

1 year ago

Google Allegedly Developing ‘Spy Tool’ To Use On Staff – Report

Relationship between Google staff and management sinks to new low after worker surveillance allegation

1 year ago

Official Chinese App Allows Backdoor Access To Phones, Warns Cure 53

Security vendor finds heavily promoted Chinese app contains code to allow state monitoring of phones

2 years ago