Category: Surveillance

Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply

Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply

Douglas MacMillan and Nick Anderson | The Washington Post | Source URL To learn more about prospective students, admissions officers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout turned to a little-known but increasingly common practice: They installed tracking software on their school website. When one student visited the site last year, the […]

Cybersecurity experts warn China’s Communist Party ‘can spy on citizens’ through its free news and messaging app which has been downloaded by more than 100million people

Cybersecurity experts warn China’s Communist Party ‘can spy on citizens’ through its free news and messaging app which has been downloaded by more than 100million people

Milly Vincent | The Daily Mail | Source URL A mobile app promoted by the Chinese Communist Party could be a gateway for the government to spy on its citizens, cybersecurity experts have warned. The app, which provides news and messaging services, was made mandatory for all 90million communist party […]

Forget Facial Recognition: DHS’s New Database, HART, Also Uses Scars, Tattoos, and Your VOICE to ID You. And Amazon Is Storing All the Data.

Forget Facial Recognition: DHS’s New Database, HART, Also Uses Scars, Tattoos, and Your VOICE to ID You. And Amazon Is Storing All the Data.

Daisy Luther | The Organic Prepper | Source URL These days, you can’t really go anywhere without encountering cameras.  Going into a store? Chances are there are security cameras. Getting money at an ATM? More cameras. Driving through the streets of a city? More cameras still. Your neighbors may have […]

Working With The Private Sector And Hundreds Of Law Enforcement Agencies, ICE Has Assembled A Massive Surveillance Network

Working With The Private Sector And Hundreds Of Law Enforcement Agencies, ICE Has Assembled A Massive Surveillance Network

Tim Cushing | TechDirt | Source URL The New York Times has published a lengthy report on ICE’s surveillance network it uses to hunt down undocumented immigrants all over the country. The report is based on the results of public records requests, which show ICE’s ability to utilize social media […]

MIT is reviewing its relationship with AI startup SenseTime, one of the Chinese tech firms blacklisted by the US

Catherine Shu | TechCrunch | Source URL The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it is reviewing the university’s relationship with SenseTime, one of eight Chinese tech companies placed on the U.S. Entity List yesterday for their alleged role in human rights abuses against Muslim minority groups in China. An MIT […]

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

Spencer Ackerman | The Daily Beast | Source URL A year ago, the U.S.’ surveillance court ruled that the FBI violated Americans’ privacy by broadly sifting through dragnets of intercepted communications. Some of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s warrantless searches through the National Security Agency’s enormous troves of communications data […]

DHS cyber unit wants to subpoena ISPs to identify vulnerable systems

Zack Whittaker | TechCrunch | Source URL Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division is pushing to change the law that would allow it to demand information from internet providers that would identify the owners of vulnerable systems, TechCrunch has learned. Sources familiar with the proposal say the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency […]