surveillence

Hacking

United Arab Emirates Says It Doesn't Hack Dissidents or Journalists

But news reports continue to suggest that ex-NSA hackers are helping the country hack and surveil its citizens.
Ben Makuch
6.11.19
amazon

Amazon Is Hiring a News Editor for Its ‘Neighborhood Watch’ App

Neighbors, the ‘neighborhood watch’ app that accompanies Amazon-owned Ring doorbell cameras, is hiring a Managing Editor for news alerts in the app.
Caroline Haskins
4.30.19
amazon

Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

Neighbors, a social media crime-reporting app owned by Amazon, creates a digital ecosystem in which you are encouraged to assume the worst about your neighbors—and people of color are once again being harmed.
Caroline Haskins
2.7.19
Predictive Policing

Predictive Policing Tool’s Website Exposes Login Pages for 17 US Police Departments

Predpol, a tool that police departments use to algorithmically predict crime, quietly created login portals for police departments in at least seventeen US communities.
Caroline Haskins
10.30.18
FREE FOR ALL

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.
Joseph Cox
5.16.18
Hack Back

Vigilante Hacks Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group

Earlier this month, Kaspersky published research on the so-called ZooPark group, which ran a hacking campaign towards Android devices across the Middle East. Now, a hacker has allegedly stolen ZooPark's own data and provided it to Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
5.10.18
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Government Malware Company 'Grey Heron' Advertises Signal, Telegram Spyware

There's always a new player in the law enforcement hacking industry.
Joseph Cox
3.7.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

White House "strenuously" disagrees with CBO numbers, Justice Department gets more time to respond to Trump's wiretapping claims, North Korea threatens "merciless" attacks, and more.
VICE Staff
3.14.17
Cat and Mouse

How to Track a Triad

Two retired superintendents from the Hong Kong police force who spent decades hunting criminal groups left the force to set up their own private security company.
Justin Heifetz​​
2.5.17
Art

Surveillance Art Takes Action in a Post-Snowden World

Addie Wagenknecht is a tech artist and art hacker who wants you to change your online habits.
Beckett Mufson
5.27.16
Toronto

Canada Is Experimenting on Intelligence Analysts to Beat ‘Information Overload’

And it could help you, too.
Jordan Pearson
3.31.16
Design

This Camera Keeps You from Taking Boring Photos

The solution to bad photography, however, might also cause some problems for civil liberties.
Beckett Mufson
9.8.15
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