SURVEILLANCE

SURVEILLANCE

The US Government Is Suing Edward Snowden

Snowden published his memoir, "Permanent Record," and the US government doesn't want him to make any money off of it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2 days ago
security

This Company Built a Private Surveillance Network. We Tracked Someone With It

Repo men are passively scanning and uploading the locations of every car they drive by into DRN, a surveillance database of 9 billion license plate scans accessible by private investigators.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
SURVEILLANCE

Amazon Is Looking More and More Like a Nation-State

Amazon is levying taxes on French businesses after France approved a tax on the tech giant.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.29.19
ring

Ring Says It’s Partnered With 405 Police Departments, Here’s What We Still Don’t Know

Ring said in a blog post that it’s partnered with 405 law enforcement agencies, after months of refusing to disclose this information to reporters. We still have a lot of questions.
Caroline Haskins
8.28.19
Palantir

Palantir’s CEO Is Fine With the Horrible Things His Company Does

Alex Karp is convinced of his progressive values, even as Palantir wages war on them.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.23.19
security

Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.
Joseph Cox
8.21.19
tech-power

T-Mobile ‘Put My Life in Danger’ Says Woman Stalked With Black Market Location Data

Telecom giants are giving up customers' real-time location data to stalkers and bounty hunters. Now, Motherboard speaks to a victim.
Joseph Cox
8.21.19
SURVEILLANCE

These Videos Show How Palantir Tracks Leakers, Protesters, and Prisoners

Palantir’s program isn’t just used by law enforcement, but by third-parties who offer augmented versions.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.21.19
Palantir

ICE Just Renewed Its Contract With Palantir

Despite organized protests around the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement just renewed its contract with Peter Thiel’s data aggregation and surveillance company.
Caroline Haskins
8.21.19
ring

Cities Asked Ring to Share ‘Registry Lists’ of Customers Who Bought Surveillance Cameras

Police want the names and addresses of people who own Ring cameras so they can tap into a private surveillance network.
Caroline Haskins
8.20.19
ring

Police Promised Witnesses Free Ring Surveillance Cameras If They Testified Against Neighbors

The police department of El Monte, CA started a “Ring Reward Program” about a month before it entered a partnership with Ring.
Caroline Haskins
8.15.19
ring

Everything You Need to Know About Ring, Amazon’s Surveillance Camera Company

How does Ring partner with police? Are there privacy concerns with Ring doorbells? What is the Neighbors app? This, and other things we’ve learned from 1,400 pages of public records.
Caroline Haskins
8.8.19
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