Friday, October 7, 2022

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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Wax worm saliva can degrade stubborn plastic within hours, scientists find

Wax worms (Galleria mellonella) could both digest and biodegrade plastic, causing visible damage to a PE-plastic bag in just 40 minutes.

New analysis shows Big Oil’s continued and future price gouging

Oil prices dipped below $80 a barrel for the first time since January 2022, but consumers are paying 13 percent higher than the last time oil was this low.

Despite calls for diplomacy to end war, US confirms more weapons headed to Ukraine

"The chances of a nuclear war increase significantly every day that passes."

Is the energy transition taking off—or hitting a wall?

With the Inflation Reduction Act, the federal government is illogically encouraging the increasing use of fossil fuels—in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

What you don’t have and why

How might the United States be different today if, a century ago, the leadership of this country had not acted both so ruthlessly and in such an eerily Trumpian way?