Surveillance by Driverless Car

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San Francisco police are using autonomous vehicles as mobile surveillance cameras. Uncategorized cars police privacy surveillancePrivacy advocates say the revelation that police are actively using AV footage is cause for alarm.

ICE Is a Domestic Surveillance Agency

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Georgetown has a new report on the highly secretive bulk surveillance activities of ICE in the US: When you think about government surveillance in the United States, you likely think of the National Security Agency or the FBI.

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Banning Surveillance-Based Advertising

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The Norwegian Consumer Council just published a fantastic new report: “ Time to Ban Surveillance-Based Advertising. A ban on surveillance-based advertising does not mean that one can no longer finance digital content using advertising.

Surveillance of the Internet Backbone

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Uncategorized cybersecurity forensics Internet privacy surveillance tracking traffic analysisVice has an article about how data brokers sell access to the Internet backbone. This is netflow data.

Apple Censorship and Surveillance in China

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Good investigative reporting on how Apple is participating in and assisting with Chinese censorship and surveillance. Uncategorized Apple censorship China privacy surveillance

Hacking School Surveillance Systems

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Lance Vick suggesting that students hack their schools' surveillance systems. generations hacking privacy schools surveillanceThis is an ethical minefield that I feel students would be well within their rights to challenge, and if needed, undermine," he said.

Using Foreign Nationals to Bypass US Surveillance Restrictions

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on behalf of the FBI, Senator Ron Wyden told Motherboard in a statement “Multiple intelligence community officials have confirmed to me, in writing, that intelligence agencies cannot ask foreign partners to conduct surveillance that the U.S.

The European Parliament Voted to Ban Remote Biometric Surveillance

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It’s not actually banned in the EU yet — the legislative process is much more complicated than that — but it’s a step: a total ban on biometric mass surveillance. Uncategorized biometrics EU privacy surveillance

Insider Attack on Home Surveillance Systems

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Global Surveillance in the Wake of COVID-19

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Video Surveillance by Computer

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The ACLU's Jay Stanley has just published a fantastic report: " The Dawn of Robot Surveillance " (blog post here ) Basically, it lays out a future of ubiquitous video cameras watched by increasingly sophisticated video analytics software, and discusses the potential harms to society. aclu cameras machinelearning privacy reports surveillance

Modern Mass Surveillance: Identify, Correlate, Discriminate

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These efforts are well-intentioned, but facial recognition bans are the wrong way to fight against modern surveillance. Focusing on one particular identification method misconstrues the nature of the surveillance society we're in the process of building.

Computers and Video Surveillance

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It used to be that surveillance cameras were passive. Recent developments in video analytics -- fueled by artificial intelligence techniques like machine learning -- enable computers to watch and understand surveillance videos with human-like discernment. The result is a level of surveillance that was impossible just a few years ago. These automated 'video analytics' technologies threaten to fundamentally change the nature of surveillance.".

Possible Government Surveillance of the Otter.ai Transcription App

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Customer service or Chinese surveillance? A reporter interviews a Uyghur human-rights advocate, and uses the Otter.ai transcription app. The next day, I received an odd note from Otter.ai, the automated transcription app that I had used to record the interview.

Cory Doctorow on The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

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Cory Doctorow has writtten an extended rebuttal of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff. Shorter summary: it's not the surveillance part, it's the fact that these companies are monopolies. Surveillance capitalism has some unique properties that make it particularly unethical and incompatible with a free society, and Zuboff makes them clear in her book. books datacollection nationalsecuritypolicy privacy surveillance

Israeli Surveillance Gear

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They were attempting to install surveillance gear, which they ended up leaving behind. Israeli media is claiming that the capture of this gear by Hamas causes major damage to Israeli electronic surveillance capabilities. israel surveillanceThe Israeli Defense Force mounted a botched raid in Gaza. There are photos -- scroll past the video.) The Israelis themselves destroyed the vehicle the commandos used to enter Gaza.

Reverse Engineering a Chinese Surveillance App

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Human Rights Watch has reverse engineered an app used by the Chinese police to conduct mass surveillance on Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang. china privacy reverseengineering surveillanceThe details are fascinating, and chilling. Boing Boing post.

Privacy vs. Surveillance in the Age of COVID-19

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The trade-offs are changing : As countries around the world race to contain the pandemic, many are deploying digital surveillance tools as a means to exert social control, even turning security agency technologies on their own civilians.

Banning Surveillance-Based Advertising

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The Norwegian Consumer Council just published a fantastic new report: “ Time to Ban Surveillance-Based Advertising. From the Introduction: The challenges caused and entrenched by surveillance-based advertising include, but are not limited to: privacy and data protection infringements.

EFF on the Mechanics of Corporate Surveillance

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EFF has published a comprehensible and very readable "deep dive" into the technologies of corporate surveillance, both on the Internet and off. businessofsecurity eff privacy surveillance tracking

US NCSC and DoS share best practices against surveillance tools

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The US NCSC and the Department of State published joint guidance on defending against attacks using commercial surveillance tools. Surveillance tools can be used to record audio, including phone calls, track the phone’s location, and access and retrieve all content on a phone (i.e.

BPFDoor?—?an active Chinese global surveillance tool

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Recently, PwC Threat Intelligence documented the existence of BPFDoor, a passive network implant for Linux they attribute to Red Menshen… Continue reading on DoublePulsar ». bpfdoor cybersecurity

ICE Is a Domestic Surveillance Agency

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Georgetown has a new report on the highly secretive bulk surveillance activities of ICE in the US: When you think about government surveillance in the United States, you likely think of the National Security Agency or the FBI.

On Surveillance in the Workplace

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Data & Society just published a report entitled " Workplace Monitoring & Surveillance ": This explainer highlights four broad trends in employee monitoring and surveillance technologies: Prediction and flagging tools that aim to predict characteristics or behaviors of employees or that are designed to identify or deter perceived rule-breaking or fraud. biometrics employment privacy surveillance tracking

Surveillance as a Condition for Humanitarian Aid

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Excellent op-ed on the growing trend to tie humanitarian aid to surveillance. biometrics privacy surveillanceDespite the best intentions, the decision to deploy technology like biometrics is built on a number of unproven assumptions, such as, technology solutions can fix deeply embedded political problems. And that auditing for fraud requires entire populations to be tracked using their personal data.

Insider Risk Management or Insider Threat Surveillance?

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The post Insider Risk Management or Insider Threat Surveillance? The post Insider Risk Management or Insider Threat Surveillance? The risk from malicious insiders has long been top-of-mind among security professionals.

Video surveillance network hacked by researchers to hijack footage

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Uncategorized CVE-2021-28372 hacking iot video surveillance vulnerability webcamHome automation. Internet of Things. Cloud management. And a security bug that could let other people watch you online.

Police Surveillance Tools from Special Services Group

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Special Services Group, a company that sells surveillance tools to the FBI, DEA, ICE, and other US government agencies, has had its secret sales brochure published. cameras eavesdropping foia police privacy surveillance

Fake Santa Surveillance Camera

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Instead, it just gets children used to being under constant surveillance. cameras children privacy surveillanceReka makes a " decorative Santa cam ," meaning that it's not a real camera. Our Santa Cam has a cute Father Christmas and mistletoe design, and a red, flashing LED light which will make the most logical kids suspend their disbelief and start to believe!

NSA Mass Surveillance Program Is Ruled Illegal

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The post NSA Mass Surveillance Program Is Ruled Illegal appeared first on Adam Levin. The controversial collection of details on billions of American phone calls by the National Security Agency (NSA) was illegal and possibly unconstitutional, according to a ruling by a federal appeals court.

Anomaly Six, a US surveillance firm that tracks roughly 3 billion devices in real-time

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An interesting article published by The Intercept reveals the secretive business of a US surveillance firm named Anomaly Six. While Russia was invading Ukraine in February, two unknown surveillance startups, Anomaly Six and Zignal Labs joined forces to provide powerful surveillance services.

How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression

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We know that surveillance has a chilling effect on freedom. People change their behavior when they live their lives under surveillance. This is obviously true for government surveillance, but is true for corporate surveillance as well. You visit the website of an international immigrants' rights group, a fact that is available to the government through mass Internet surveillance. If surveillance nips that process in the bud, change never happens.

Palantir's Surveillance Service for Law Enforcement

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All of this information is aggregated and synthesized in a way that gives law enforcement nearly omniscient knowledge over any suspect they decide to surveil. datacollection foia lawenforcement nsa police privacy surveillance

Facebook removes Surveillance-For-Hire companies from its platform

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Meta mentioned in its press statement that the said companies operating from China, Israel, India and North Macedonia were indulging in ‘Surveillance-for-hire’ service business and so were removed from seeking its platform services any more. News Facebook Surveillance for hire

Verkada Surveillance Hack, Breach Highlights IoT Risks

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reported a breach of customer surveillance data to the U.S. The post Verkada Surveillance Hack, Breach Highlights IoT Risks appeared first on Security Boulevard. Cloud Security Featured IoT & ICS Security News Security Boulevard (Original) Breach IoT Security surveillance Verkada

Apple Guidance on Intimate Partner Surveillance

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They’re unreasonable because ever year in the United States, 1,000 to 1,600 women die at the hands of their male partners, and some fraction of those are enabled by technology-aided surveillance. Apple has released (or I’ve just come across) a document Device and Data Access when Personal Safety is At Risk. Apple makes it easy to connect and share your life with the people closest to you.

China officially condemns Pegasus spyware surveillance and accuses US

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Chine Foreign Ministry has issued a public statement condemning the distribution and usage of Pegasus Spyware surveillance software by various countries. The post China officially condemns Pegasus spyware surveillance and accuses US appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders.

Surveillance inside the Body

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medicine phones privacy surveillanceThe FDA has approved a pill with an embedded sensor that can report when it is swallowed. The pill transmits information to a wearable patch, which in turn transmits information to a smartphone.

The NSA's Domestic Surveillance Centers

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edwardsnowden espionage nationalsecuritypolicy nsa privacy surveillanceThe Intercept has a long story about the NSA's domestic interception points. Includes some new Snowden documents.

Modifying a Tesla to Become a Surveillance Platform

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From DefCon : At the Defcon hacker conference today, security researcher Truman Kain debuted what he calls the Surveillance Detection Scout. cars privacy surveillance tracking

Israeli surveillance firm QuaDream emerges from the dark

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One of the Apple iOS zero-day flaws exploited by the NSO group was also used by another surveillance firm named QuaDream. Like NSO Group, QuaDream develops surveillance malware for government and intelligence agencies.

White hat hackers gained access more than 150,000 surveillance cameras

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A group of hackers claimed to have compromised more than 150,000 surveillance cameras at banks, jails, schools, and prominent companies like Tesla and Equinox. Hackers also posted images captured from the hacked surveillance video on Twitter with an #OperationPanopticon hashtag.

Surveillance Technology Industry Ally | Avast

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