AI Has Automated Video Surveillance and it's Terrifying

AI can flag people based on their clothing or behavior, identify people's emotions, and find people who are acting "unusual."
Bruce Schneier
5 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China’s Got a New Surveillance Camera That Can Spy on You from 45km Away

Through the use of laser ranging and an AI-powered algorithm, this system can cover larger distances than any camera has before.
Shamani Joshi

The CIA Will Use its New Dark Web Site to Collect Anonymous Tips

The intelligence agency is stoked about its new Onion site on the dark web: "Our onion site is one of several ways individuals can contact the CIA."
Ben Makuch
Vice Guide to Right Now

In China, Face Scanners Are Deducting Train Fares From Passengers' Bank Accounts

Forgot your train ticket again? Your face has you covered.
Edoardo Liotta
Vice Guide to Right Now

Someone in China Built a Creepy Database of 1.8 Million Women and Their 'Breedready' Status

It's unknown who compiled the list or how, but it includes everything from phone numbers to marital status.
Edoardo Liotta
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Cities Are Secretly Testing Predictive Policing Software

According to documents obtained by Motherboard, the use of the predictive policing software PredPol is far more widespread than previously reported.
VICE Staff

How ‘Mr. Hashtag’ Helped Saudi Arabia Spy on Dissidents

Saud Al-Qahtani, a close advisor of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, was tasked with buying Hacking Team spyware, and apparently moonlighted as a member of online cybercrime website Hack Forums.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

India’s New Data Protection Law Could Create a Massive Surveillance State

“India's intelligence agencies are already some of the least regulated in the world, a data protection law should not be making government invasions of privacy even easier.”
David Gilbert

Pre-Crime Policing Is Closer Than You Think, and It's Freaking People Out

The US city of Hartford is embracing a sophisticated surveillance apparatus that some civil liberties advocates fear marks an ominous trend.
Eoin Higgins
Internet Insecurity

The Motherboard Guide to Using Facebook Safely

You might not be able to afford the privilege of deleting Facebook, or you just kinda want to be able to keep tabs on your friends. If that’s the case, here’s how to use Facebook in the safest way possible.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
russia investigation

What Ex-Agents Are Saying About Trump's Brewing War with the FBI

Some were stunned at the increasingly aggressive attacks on the Bureau as the Russia investigation inches closer to the Oval Office.
Matt Taylor

Whistleblower Exhibition Exposes Surveillance Age Vigilantes

A Danish exhibition showcases multimedia work about vigilantes like Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, and Edward Snowden.
DJ Pangburn