Oct 172018
 October 17, 2018  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

From EPIC.org: EPIC has obtained records concerning “Media Monitoring Services,” a controversial DHS project to track journalists, news outlets, and social media accounts. The records, released in EPIC’s FOIA lawsuit against the federal agency, reveal that the DHS bypassed the agency’s own privacy officials and ignored the privacy and First Amendment [Read More…]

Oct 172018
 October 17, 2018  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Trevor Timm reports: In June, more than 100 Amazon employees signed a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, strongly protesting the company’s push to sell its controversial facial recognition software, known as “Rekognition,” to local police departments around the country. The letter has now been signed by more than 450 employees, and [Read More…]

Oct 142018
 October 14, 2018  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Thomas Brewster reports: Anyone pumped for this week’s launch of Google’s Home Hub might want to temper their excitement. A smart home is a surveilled home. That’s been the concern of privacy activists since citizens started lighting up their abodes with so-called “smart” tech in recent years. Take Google’s current smart home [Read More…]