Monday, October 25, 2021

Tag: surveillance

Eyes are always on you

In the post-9/11 years, military has become part and parcel of a distinctly all-American “surveillance” culture.

China’s ‘surveillance creep’: How big data COVID monitoring could be used...

It is crucial these surveillance systems embed principles of transparency and accountability within their design.

What the Pegasus Project has revealed about the rise of for...

For journalists and activists what we’ve learned about Pegasus has created new doubts about security.

Senators call for investigation into Border Patrol tracking phones without warrant

"...we urge you to investigate CBP’s warrantless use of commercial databases containing Americans’ information, including but not limited to Venntel’s location database.”

High-tech workplace surveillance: New report warns of dystopian mass surveillance amid...

“The speed at which these new privacy-shredding technologies have been unleashed is alarming, especially given that none of them have been proven to be effective at mitigating the spread of COVID-19.”

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."

Congress introduces EARN IT Act, which would end encryption programs but...

“EARN IT is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation. Congress must reject it.”

Goodbye to all that

A private investigator on living in a surveillance culture.

A threat to global democracy: How Facebook & surveillance capitalism empower...

This is just the latest in a string of controversies surrounding Facebook’s unprecedented influence on democracy in the United States and around the world.

America’s real red scare

The slow-motion collapse of the American Empire.

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Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA investigation into racism...

“My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas.”

The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

Louisiana deputy who slammed a Black woman on the pavement was named in multiple...

Julio Alvarado has been named in nine federal civil rights lawsuits, all involving the use of excessive force.

US billionaires are now $2.1 trillion richer than before the pandemic

Not only did the wealth of U.S. billionaires grow, but so did their numbers: in March of last year, there were 614 Americans with 10-figure bank accounts. Today there are 745.

99.9% of scientists agree on human-caused climate change

“Our study helps confirm that there is no remaining scientific uncertainty about the urgency and gravity of this task.”