Apr 032021
 April 3, 2021  Posted by  Business, Surveillance

Joe Cadillic writes: Gone are the days when insurance companies used race, sex and a person’s age to determine their auto insurance premiums. A new whitepaper by Cognizant, titled “The New Auto Insurance Ecosystem: Telematics, Mobility and the Connected Car” reveals the real reasons why auto manufacturers are installing machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, or [Read More…]

Apr 032021
 April 3, 2021  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Sam Biddle reports: The popular legal research and data brokerage firm LexisNexis signed a $16.8 million contract to sell information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to documents shared with The Intercept. The deal is already drawing fire from critics and comes less than two years after the company downplayed [Read More…]

Mar 292021
 March 29, 2021  Posted by  Surveillance

Caroline Sinders reports how a grassroots organization successfully fought back against the growing surveillance state.  After providing a history of its expansion, Sinders reports: In early 2019, community activists attended a meeting organized by the Independent Police Monitor, a citizen police oversight board, and toured the RTCC surveillance facility. In addition to [Read More…]