Surveillance

10.27.19
UK set to allow Huawei in 'non-contentious' parts of 5G networks
10.27.19

UK set to allow Huawei in 'non-contentious' parts of 5G networks

This could antagonize the US.

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10.08.19
FISA court: FBI use of NSA's electronic surveillance data was illegal
10.08.19

FISA court: FBI use of NSA's electronic surveillance data was illegal

The surveillance court found tens of thousands of improper database searches in 2017 and 2018.

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10.06.19
Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track secure web traffic
10.06.19

Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track secure web traffic

The perpetrators may have Russian government support.

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10.05.19
Recommended Reading: The ICE surveillance playbook
10.05.19

Recommended Reading: The ICE surveillance playbook

The best long-form writing on technology and more on the web.

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09.28.19
Treaty would force Facebook to share encrypted chats with UK police
09.28.19

Treaty would force Facebook to share encrypted chats with UK police

Whether or not authorities get what they want is another matter.

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09.17.19
Billions of license plate scans are part of a private surveillance database
09.17.19

Billions of license plate scans are part of a private surveillance database

Repo drivers and others can pay a small fee to track cars.

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09.16.19
Russia reportedly breached encrypted FBI comms in 2010
09.16.19

Russia reportedly breached encrypted FBI comms in 2010

The Obama administration seized two US compounds in response.

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09.14.19
SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years
09.14.19

SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years

Simjacker theoretically affects most phones.

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08.28.19
Amazon's Ring reveals where it's partnering with law enforcement
08.28.19

Amazon's Ring reveals where it's partnering with law enforcement

The 405 cities are listed on Ring's ‘Active Law Enforcement Map.’

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