SURVEILLANCE

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
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
3.13.19
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
2.8.19
crime

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

Hartford is embracing a sophisticated surveillance apparatus that some civil liberties advocates and residents fear marks an ominous trend.
Eoin Higgins
6.12.18
News

Surveillance Video Catches Man Masturbating at Windsor Subway

A young woman employee told a community group she’s “inspired to catch this piece of garbage and hold him accountable for what he has done.”
Allison Tierney
4.17.18
hysteria

What It's Like to Believe You're Constantly Being Watched

VICE meets up with a few Americans who claim they're victims of "gang stalking"—a vast organized surveillance plot.
VICE Staff
11.7.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

You Can Buy This Tricked-Out FBI Surveillance Van on eBay

The 1989 Dodge Ram comes equipped with hidden cameras, LCD screens, a tape recorder, and even a built-in toilet.
Drew Schwartz
7.24.17
terrorism

Even with Increased Surveillance, There Is More of This to Come

Experts say we'll see at least another 15 years of attacks on European soil, and that – in the grand scheme of things – there's little authorities can do.
Aris Roussinos
6.5.17
SURVEILLANCE

Why the Latest Leak Linking Trump to Russia Is So Shocking

A Trump foreign policy advisor was spied on by the feds last summer, and even though he hasn't been charged, everyone knows his name.
Marcy Wheeler
4.12.17
News

Woman Finds Surveillance ‘Lair’ Hidden in Her Attic

Worst. Nightmare. Ever.
Allison Tierney
4.7.17
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