Spying

03.30.20
Saudi Arabia may be spying on its citizens via US mobile networks
03.30.20

Saudi Arabia may be spying on its citizens via US mobile networks

Its telecoms are requesting suspicious amounts of data from US mobile carriers.

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03.14.20
Iran's coronavirus 'diagnosis' app looks more like a surveillance tool
03.14.20

Iran's coronavirus 'diagnosis' app looks more like a surveillance tool

AC19 asks for real-time location info it clearly doesn't need.

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02.26.20
NYT: $100 million US phone surveillance program produced two unique leads
02.26.20

NYT: $100 million US phone surveillance program produced two unique leads

The USA Freedom Act is up for renewal next month.

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02.17.20
Google pulls alleged UAE spying app ToTok from the Play Store, again
02.17.20

Google pulls alleged UAE spying app ToTok from the Play Store, again

ToTok was reinstated last month, but Google pulled it for a second time.

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02.15.20
Recommended Reading: The CIA-owned company that helped it spy on the world
02.15.20

Recommended Reading: The CIA-owned company that helped it spy on the world

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

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01.29.20
Interior Department grounds Chinese-made drones
01.29.20

Interior Department grounds Chinese-made drones

It's worried about the possibility of spying.

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01.28.20
The UK won't block Huawei tech from its 5G networks despite US pressure
01.28.20

The UK won't block Huawei tech from its 5G networks despite US pressure

But the 'high risk' company will be kept at arm's length.

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01.23.20
Bipartisan bill would scale back key section of the Patriot Act
01.23.20

Bipartisan bill would scale back key section of the Patriot Act

While it wouldn’t repeal Section 215 wholly, it would put new limits on it.

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01.12.20
US may permanently ground civilian drone program over China fears
01.12.20

US may permanently ground civilian drone program over China fears

It's not clear if the Interior Department's worries are justified.

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