SURVEILLANCE

SURVEILLANCE

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.
Karl Bode
9.11.19
ring

Ring Has Given ‘Active Camera’ Maps of Its Customers to Police

Several months before Ring donated 80 Ring doorbells to the Gwinnett County Police Department, Ring gave two maps of “active” Ring cameras in the county to police.
Caroline Haskins
9.5.19
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
SURVEILLANCE

The Trailer for ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4 Just Dropped and It's Dark as Ever

The fourth season’s trailer promises a dark and dreary Christmas for everyone involved.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.27.19
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
8.20.19
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
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