Live facial recognition has been in use in the capital of Argentina for nearly a year.
Privacy Project"For almost a year, the residents of this city of 3 million have lived under the surveillance of live facial recognition, with some individuals put on a watchlist even for minor crimes like theft," @davegershgorn writes in @ozm
The company supplies its software to everyone from Carnival Cruises to your local police department
Privacy Project"NEC’s quiet influence, from America’s small-town police forces, to the halls of Congress, to cities around the world, suggests that the company has benefited from its relative obscurity by side-stepping public scrutiny," writes @davegershgorn in @ozm
An anonymous groups claims it has DNA from global elites — and is auctioning it off
Privacy Project"Genetic data, combined with other types of personal data...could provide companies like Facebook and Google with a far more intimate look into your private life than they already have," @emilylmullin writes in @ozm
The indictment suggests that the breach was part of a series of thefts by China to use the data to target American officials.
Privacy ProjectFrom the @nytimes newsroom: "The nine-count indictment accused the Chinese military of hacking into the company’s computer networks, maintaining unauthorized access to them and stealing sensitive, personally identifiable information," reports @ktbenner
Police are using cameras at private businesses and homes, along with artificial intelligence, to vastly expand their video surveillance, raising privacy concerns.
Privacy Project"It is clear we have a crisis in the works. We need to move beyond the limited conversation of facial recognition and address the broader world of video surveillance, before it is too late," Michael Kwet writes in @TheIntercept.
Surveillance capitalists control the science and the scientists, the secrets and the truth.
Privacy Project"We thought that we search Google, but now we understand that Google searches us. We assumed that we use social media to connect, but we learned that connection is how social media uses us."
@ShoshanaZuboff on surveillance capitalism.
Those with the most to lose don’t always safeguard their privacy very well. You can do better.
Privacy Project"Money can buy a lot of things. But on a dangerous internet full of exploits, flawed code, shady actors and absent-minded humans, total, foolproof security is not one of them," @cwarzel writes.
I tracked how smartphone apps were following me and discovered that we’re building a digital surveillance state much like the one in China.
Privacy Project"Because of a dearth of laws protecting our privacy — and almost no high-profile political discussion about the stakes at hand — Americans are sleepwalking into a future nearly as frightening as the one the Chinese are constructing," @fmanjoo writes
Local officials apologized, but the crackdown on a common — and comfortable — practice has raised a rare outcry over privacy in a country accustomed to surveillance.
Privacy ProjectFrom the @nytimes newsroom: "Some users on the platform said they disagreed with the government’s decision to release private information online. Others simply wanted to know what was so wrong with wearing pajamas in public," writes @amyyqin.
Privacy Project"India’s 'account aggregators' are part of a broad push to comply with a 2017 Supreme Court ruling that designated privacy as a universal human right," reports @SarithaRai in @technology
The feature looks likely to fill gaps in care—and to further draw users into Facebook’s ecosystem.
Privacy Project"Many experts say HIPAA is outdated, because its narrow definition of data collection does not cover the way tech companies collect and process health information," reports @sidneyfussell in @theatlantic
This is your network, we told our kids. Each dot is an opportunity, a chance to connect; the more you connect, the larger your network.
Privacy Project“This is your network, we told our kids. Each dot is an opportunity, a chance to connect; the more you connect, the larger your network.” A new short story by Jessica Powell (@themoko) imagining life in the age of surveillance.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in Delhi used facial recognition so...
Privacy Project"It was the first time the technology - which is increasingly deployed in airports, offices and cafes in India - was used to screen the crowd at a political rally, according to technology analysts," reports @rinachandran in @Reuters