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Tech giants will block Kazakhstan’s web surveillance efforts again

Kazakhstan is trying yet again to force its citizens to install a "national security certificate" on every internet-capable device in the country. That government-issued root certificate would allow authorities to keep tabs on people’s online traffic… Engadget

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The surveillance profiteers of COVID-19 are here

Our worlds are so upside-down and backwards right now that Wired claims Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis, and privacy activist Maciej Cegłowski flat-out stated We Need A Massive Surveillance Program. Engadget RSS Feed

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Hitting the Books: Modern surveillance and ‘the science of happiness’

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology … Read the rest of this entry

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Contractor hoped to sell social media surveillance to oppressive regimes

Western companies are still interested in selling surveillance tools to governments that could easily abuse them. The Intercept claims to have leaked documents suggesting that Circinus, the defense contractor run by Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy,… Engadget RSS Feed

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Senators propose ‘USA Liberty Act’ to reauthorize NSA surveillance

The question of how to reign in monitoring enabled by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has been in the spotlight ever since the Edward Snowden PRISM revelations. What exactly to do about it has gone back … Read the rest of this entry

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Robots could soon cooperate on surveillance

Computers are getting better at spotting objects, but they tend to work in isolation. What good would a security robot be if it couldn't share info about an intruder with other machines? Cornell scientists might have an answer. They're designing … Read the rest of this entry

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Kazakhstan will require internet surveillance back doors

Want to know why it's a bad idea for the government to ask for back door access to your data? Here's why. As of January 1st, Kazakhstan will require the presence of a "national security certificate" on every internet-capable device … Read the rest of this entry

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Colombia is conducting widescale illegal surveillance

Want to know why it's important to have checks on mass surveillance programs? Colombia should serve as a good example. Privacy International reports that the country not only collects bulk internet and phone data on a grand scale, but violates … Read the rest of this entry

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Tech companies ask the Senate to pass surveillance reform law

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook. Normally these companies are mortal enemies. But, when it comes to curbing government surveillance, they’re all on the same page. They’ve joined forces to form the Reform Government Surveillance… Engadget RSS Feed

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New exhibit showcases art in the digital surveillance era

It’s safe to say that surveillance technology had a profound effect on American culture, even before Edward Snowden’s leaks arrived — there’s a sense that you can never really escape the government’s eye. If you’ve ever shared that feeling, you’ll… … Read the rest of this entry

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