San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition
It's the first US city to outright forbid government adoption.
WhatsApp call exploit let attackers slip spyware on to phones
A human rights lawyer was among the targets.
Warrantless searches of Americans’ data spiked 28 percent in 2018
The number of foreign citizens targeted by the NSA also jumped.
Hey Alexa: How can we escape surveillance capitalism?
This is not what we signed up for, but at least it was on sale.
The NSA says it's time to drop its massive phone-surveillance program
Apparently its benefits don't outweigh its technical and legal burdens.
San Francisco could be the first US city to ban facial recognition tech (updated)
Amazon Go? More like Amazon Begone!
DEA never checked if its bulk surveillance data was legal
This includes programs that are still alive in some form today.
Dozens of law enforcement agencies are helping ICE track cars
More than 9,200 ICE employees can access a database of licence plate scans, which is raising privacy concerns.
Trump administration may monitor social media to catch disability fraud (updated)
The proposal reflects a wider trend of social media surveillance under Trump.