SURVEILLANCE

amazon

Amazon Is Using Prime Day to Lock People into a Giant Surveillance Network

Amazon is offering 30 to 40 percent discounts on Ring surveillance products for Prime Day. Think carefully about these products before going through with a purchase.
Caroline Haskins
17 hours ago
tech-power

Chinese Antivirus Companies Don’t Flag Chinese Border Malware

After a joint investigation found China installing malware on tourists’ phones, several antivirus companies started flagging the app. Several Chinese companies did not, however.
Joseph Cox
5 days ago
tech-power

Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends

The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Joseph Cox
7.3.19
tech-power

China Is Forcing Tourists to Install Text-Stealing Malware at its Border

The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files.
Joseph Cox
7.2.19
SURVEILLANCE

How Amazon and the Cops Set Up an Elaborate Sting Operation That Accomplished Nothing

Behind-the-scenes emails show how Amazon and Ring worked with police in Aurora, Colorado to make people scared of each other.
Caroline Haskins
7.1.19
facial-recognition

A Second U.S. City Has Banned Facial Recognition

Somerville, which neighbors Cambridge, Massachusetts, just joined San Francisco in banning the use of facial recognition.
Caroline Haskins
6.28.19
AI

AI Has Made Video Surveillance Automated and Terrifying

AI can flag people based on their clothing or behaviour, identify people's emotions, and find people who are acting "unusual."
Bruce Schneier
6.13.19
crime

What It’s Like to Be Surveilled and Sued by NXIVM

Cult deprogrammer Rick Alan Ross testified at the sex trafficking trial against the self-help company’s founder Keith Raniere Wednesday.
Sarah Berman
6.13.19
CYBER

The Politician Fighting The Spyware Industry

Outgoing Dutch member of European Parliament Maritieje Schaake tells us why spyware is as dangerous as an AK-47, but regulated less.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
6.7.19
tech-power

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Use by Police and the Government

The technology hub is now the first US city to have issued a moratorium on the invasive spy technology.
Sarah Emerson
5.15.19
Hacking

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
5.7.19
security

‘They Would Go Absolutely Nuts’: How a Mark Cuban-Backed Facial Recognition Firm Tried to Work With Cops

Suspect Technologies tried to convince police to hand over a database of driver license photos, and pitched a product that would scan for people of a certain ethnicity.
Joseph Cox
5.6.19
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