Year: 2020

What happens to privacy when China has personal data and the social graph of nearly everyone in the US?

iSpeech Glyn Moody | Privacy News Online | Source URL The speech by US Attorney General William P. Barr hardly seems earth-shattering. But buried within its business-like announcement of the indictment of four Chinese military hackers, there is the following statement, which has huge implications for privacy: For years, we […]

Cities Create New Ways to Expand Neighborhood Surveillance Programs

Cities Create New Ways to Expand Neighborhood Surveillance Programs

iSpeech Mass Private I | Source URL City and towns are creating new ways to expand neighborhood surveillance programs known as police cam-share programs. An article in The Baltimore Sun revealed that the Baltimore County Council wants more businesses and homeowners to purchase CCTV surveillance equipment. “The bill would create […]

Federal Agencies Use Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement

Free Text to SpeechByron Tau and Michelle Hackman | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL Commercial database that maps movements of millions of cellphones is deployed by immigration and border authorities WASHINGTON—The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones […]

How the West built Huawei’s genocidal surveillance complex in China

How the West built Huawei’s genocidal surveillance complex in China

iSpeech.orgMedium | Source URL Britain’s capitulation to China’s Huawei is nothing new — for years, Western firms have profited from the world’s largest authoritarian surveillance project Published by Insurge Intelligence, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Support us to report where others fear to tread. Official documents […]

Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings

Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Garfield Benjamin | The Conversation | Source URL Amazon Echo and the Alexa voice assistant have had widely publicised issues with privacy. Whether it is the amount of data they collect or the fact that they reportedly pay employees and, at times, external contractors from all over the world to listen to […]

How ‘death ray’ laser weapons could lead to a new era in warfare

https://www.ispeech.org Tom Higgins | The Telegraph | Source URL When the Israeli military unveiled its new laser weapon system to the world last week, it did so with a video designed to show off its terrifying precision. In a computer generated warscape, hostile missiles are launched towards an Israeli battery. The “Iron […]