SURVEILLANCE

3.13.19

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.

2.10.19

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.

12.11.18

Google CEO Says No Plan to ‘Launch’ Censored Search Engine in China

In a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai kept saying the company has no plans right now to launch a search product in China. But that response leaves plenty of room to launch when it does want to.

10.29.18

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.

9.12.18

Apple Killed TouchID Live In Front of Thousands of Eyewitnesses

RIP TouchID, 2013-2018.

8.7.18

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.”

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6.14.18

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.

5.2.18

Facebook Fires Employee Who Allegedly Used Data Access to Stalk Women

After a member of the information security community provided evidence to Facebook's chief information security officer, the company has terminated a security engineer who allegedly used their work position to stalk women online.

3.23.18

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.

2.1.18

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.

11.30.17

News of Zealand: Did John Key Lie to New Zealanders About Spying?

Plus hemp farms in Hikuranga, and did John Key lie to New Zealanders about spying?

11.7.17

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

VICE meets up with people who claim they're victims of "gang stalking"—a vast organised surveillance plot.

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