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Google Releases Location Data To Help Authorities Check Lock-downs

Google Releases Location Data To Help Authorities Check Lock-downs

Location data is being released by Google in 131 countries so officials can see if people are obeying self-isolating rules
Clearview AI: Face-collecting company database hacked

Clearview AI: Face-collecting company database hacked

Clearview AI, a start-up with a database of more than three billion photographs from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, has been
EU plans new rules for AI but experts seek more detail

EU plans new rules for AI but experts seek more detail

The European Commission has said it intends to draw up new rules to protect citizens against misuses of artificial intelligence
White House no longer wants to rely on Google & IBM to weaponize AI

White House no longer wants to rely on Google & IBM to weaponize AI

Plans to increase the AI and quantum computing budget shows that the Pentagon will no longer be a backseat driver
Crypto CIA spy op revelations makes us see US’ Huawei objections in a new light

Crypto CIA spy op revelations makes us see US’ Huawei objections in a new light

The revelation that the CIA (and German Intelligence) was in secret control of the Swiss cryptography firm Crypto AG highlights
Twitter hoards ministry-of-truth powers, making rules on ‘manipulated’ images with loopholes to ban anything

Twitter hoards ministry-of-truth powers, making rules on ‘manipulated’ images with loopholes to ban anything

Twitter will remove or label “manipulated images and videos” on its platform in a bid to control disinfo, it has
Russia’s use of facial recognition challenged in court

Russia’s use of facial recognition challenged in court

Russia’s increasing use of facial recognition technology is being challenged by a civil rights activist in court. Mayor of Moscow
Huduma Namba: Kenya court halts biometric ID over data fears

Huduma Namba: Kenya court halts biometric ID over data fears

Kenya’s High Court has halted a controversial biometric ID scheme until new data protection laws are enacted. Sensitive information, such
Ring doorbell ‘gives Facebook and Google user data’

Ring doorbell ‘gives Facebook and Google user data’

Ring doorbells are providing customer data to companies such as Facebook and Google, an investigation suggests. The Electronic Frontier Foundation
Meadowhall facial recognition scheme troubles watchdog

Meadowhall facial recognition scheme troubles watchdog

Police involvement in a private landlord’s facial recognition trial has led a regulator to call for government intervention. BBC Radio
‘Orwellian state surveillance’: Met police presents facial recognition cameras on London streets

‘Orwellian state surveillance’: Met police presents facial recognition cameras on London streets

The London Metropolitan police have announced that they will be deploying facial recognition cameras for the first time on the
Glenn Greenwald: Brazil accuses journalist of cyber-crimes from Snowden Leaks

Glenn Greenwald: Brazil accuses journalist of cyber-crimes from Snowden Leaks

Brazilian authorities are seeking to bring charges against Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who published Edward Snowden’s intelligence agency leaks. Mr
Pentagon contractor shows maiden flight of its new ‘swarm’ drone

Pentagon contractor shows maiden flight of its new ‘swarm’ drone

Swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles overwhelming enemies’ defenses with sheer numbers might soon be part of the US combat strategy.
Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years

Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years

The European Commission has revealed it is considering a ban on the use of facial recognition in public areas for
US officials ground drones over espionage fears

US officials ground drones over espionage fears

US officials may put an end to a civilian drone programme because of their concerns about the unmanned aerial vehicles
Is your smart TV spying on you? FBI shares some tips

Is your smart TV spying on you? FBI shares some tips

Getting a great deal on your TV for the holidays is a win, but if your digital defense isn’t in
Body recognition software that can spot people by their physical shape and clothes

Body recognition software that can spot people by their physical shape and clothes

Cutting-border human anatomy recognition software which identifies people according to their physical shape and even clothes is defined to be
US, UK & Australia demand Facebook backdoor access to WhatsApp & other encrypted messengers

US, UK & Australia demand Facebook backdoor access to WhatsApp & other encrypted messengers

US Attorney General William Barr and other western officers are calling on Facebook to present authorities backdoor access to its