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."
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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.
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."
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In China, Face Scanners Are Deducting Train Fares From Passengers' Bank Accounts
Forgot your train ticket again? Your face has you covered.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Whistleblower Exhibition Exposes Surveillance Age Vigilantes
A Danish exhibition showcases multimedia work about vigilantes like Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, and Edward Snowden.