Jun 092019
 June 9, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Matthew Wright reports: A Las Vegas grandmother is suing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) after they made her strip and remove a ‘common feminine hygiene product’ before her flight back home. Rhonda Mengert had been traveling from the Tulsa International Airport on Mother’s Day when her hip implant caused the [Read More…]

Jun 072019
 June 7, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Andy writes: Back in March, ten major VPN providers including NordVPN, ExpressVPN, IPVanish and HideMyAss were ordered by Russian authorities to begin blocking sites present in the country’s national blacklist. Following almost total non-compliance, the country’s telecoms watchdog says that blocking nine of the services is now imminent. Read the [Read More…]

Jun 072019
 June 7, 2019  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

Jordan Pearson reports: Microsoft has unexpectedly pulled a gigantic facial recognition database containing photos of people’s faces from the internet, but traces of the data trove remain online. If you’ve ever uploaded photos of yourself to the internet under a creative commons license—which allows for re-use under certain conditions—they may [Read More…]