This Interactive Map Tracks Our Growing Surveillance State
A new database showcases which areas are investing heavily in surveillance technology, though data remains scarce on how that data is used or abused.
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.
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Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes
Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.
Eight Of The Ten Most-Surveilled Cities In The World Are In China
The two other non-Chinese cities in the top ten are outside Asia, while Singapore appeared in 11th place.
Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls
Documents, screenshots, and audio obtained by Motherboard show that humans listen to Skype calls made using the app's translation function.
Tech Company Says Using Facial Recognition Technology in Bars Isn't Creepy at All
DataSparQ also hopes to roll out a feature called 'FaceTab,' which would recognise patrons and automatically add drinks to their existing tab.
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.
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Indian Ministry Wants Students to ‘Connect’ Their Social Media Accounts to their College's
Students, teachers and youth rights activists are worried that this might be a way for authorities to collect personal data and target those with views against the government.
Twitter Pushed Adverts for Spyware to Monitor Girlfriends
The app heavily suggested spying on a girlfriend without her consent.
Anti-Virus Companies Now Flag Malware China Installs on Tourists’ Phones
After a collaborative investigation found Chinese authorities were planting malware on the phones of travellers, Symantec, Malwarebytes and other cybersecurity firms have updated their products.
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.
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.