'Night Fury': Documents Detail DHS Project to Give 'Risk Scores' to Social Media Users
Internal DHS documents reviewed by Motherboard provide more detail on a DHS plan to monitor social media for content related to terrorists, the illegal opioid trade, and foreign interference bots.
Homeland Security Uses AI Tool to Analyze Social Media of U.S. Citizens and Refugees
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is using a tool called Babel X that can link a person's Social Security number to their social media posts and location data, according to an internal CBP document obtained by Motherboard.
New York Times Profiles Back-to-Office Culture at Company That Used Surveillance to Harass Coworkers at the Office
While bemoaning the fact that workers have “less supervision” at home.
An Anonymous Critic Played Cat and Mouse with Beijing for 12 Years. Then He Got Caught.
He managed to evade surveillance by keeping his online identity hidden, even from those closest to him.
This Hacker Hoodie Uses Surveillance Camera Parts to Blind Surveillance Cameras
The 'Camera Shy Hoodie' renders its wearer anonymous to night vision surveillance cameras, using infrared LEDs usually found in the cameras themselves.
A Controversial ‘SkyCop’ Caught Memphis Police Beating Tyre Nichols
Memphis has a system of over 2,000 “SkyCop” cameras that police can tap into and manually adjust. But not everyone thinks they make the city safer.
Tor Project Moves Away from Infrastructure Ran by Internet Monitoring Firm
After Motherboard announced Team Cymru sold internet monitoring tools to the U.S. military, the Tor Project announced it would stop using infrastructure donated by the company.
The Company Helping the IRS Go Undercover Online
Internal IRS documents obtained by Motherboard show the IRS paid Israeli firm Cobwebs Technologies hundreds of thousands of dollars for a tool that helps it monitor the web while undercover.
Albanian Gangs Have Set Up Their Own CCTV Networks to Spy on Cops
Police said they had found 500 illegal surveillance cameras installed by Albanian gangsters to keep an eye on their movements.
Blacklisted Chinese-Made Cameras Found in Use at Australian Government Sites
“It is a major issue that these cameras have limited security and can be accessed remotely.”
Weather Balloon Gone Rogue or Spy Vessel at Work? We Ask the Experts.
A suspected spy balloon—or stray weather device—risks blowing U.S.-China relations off course.
Managers Are Already Trying to Bust eBay's First Union, Organizers Say
Workers at the company’s subsidiary TCGPlayer claim management is unlawfully surveilling union activity.