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Control Delete: An undercover report from Xinjiang on China's brutal "re-education" of Uighur citizens and the maximum surveillance conditions on which China's ethnic cleansing relies.
Laliga was using their app to record audio and use GPS to locate bars illegally streaming football matches!
“Although the database has been deleted by Microsoft, it is still available to researchers and companies that had previously downloaded it. Mr Harvey said it was still being shared on open-source websites.”
“The goal here is instilling fear — fear that their surveillance technology can see into every corner of your life,” said Wang Lixiong
A system built on millions of cell relays, antennas, and sensors also offers previously unthinkable surveillance potential. Telecom companies already sell location data to marketers, and law enforcement has used similar data to track protesters. 5G will catalogue exactly where someone has come from, where they are going, and what ...Read More
MegaPixels is an art and research project investigating the ethics, origins, and individual privacy implications of face recognition datasets created "in the wild." Site documents notable facial recognition datasets. Citations demonstrate how datasets made in America have been used for FR research around the world. Come for the ridiculous privacy violations, stay for the graphs and visualizations!
"Shawn...is one of hundreds of children in Chicago whose ankle monitors are now equipped with microphones and speakers. The stated purpose of these devices is to communicate with the children, but they are raising concerns among civil liberties watchers that they are actually a mechanism for surveilling the conversations of ...Read More
A very long but satisfying read on why the notion of <surveillance capitalism> is mistakenly took to mean another type of capitalism, different form the one we already have.
Zeynep Tufekci is always a good read, but this take on verification technology being crucial to save important systems (like democracy) is excellent, because ”today we are like the Cubans, circa 2006”
"Surveillance capitalism was invented by Google more than a decade ago when it discovered that the “data exhaust” clogging its servers could be combined with analytics to produce predictions of user behavior. At that time, the key action of interest was whether a user might click on an ad. The ...Read More
"For Mark Zuckerberg, WeChat is both his greatest challenge and the model for the future of his company. Zuckerberg has long wanted Facebook to be the operating system of our lives – at least for those who live outside of China. WeChat is what Facebook has yet to become. WeChat, ...Read More
"These days, if you use a smartphone or a credit card, it’s not difficult for a company to determine if you’ve just gone through a break-up, if you’re pregnant or trying to lose weight, whether you’re an extrovert, what medicine you take, where you’ve been, and even how you swipe 𝗬𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗯𝗹𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗮 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗹𝗮𝘄, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆’𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂. 𝗔 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝘁. ...Read More
"In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet: an Amazon Echo, my lights, my coffee maker, my baby monitor, my kid’s toys, my vacuum, my TV, my toothbrush, a ...Read More
"Exclusive: Rakem Balogun spoke out against police brutality. Now he is believed to be the first prosecuted under a secretive US effort to track so-called ‘black identity extremists’"