Amazon’s Ring now reportedly partners with more than 2,000 US police and fire departments

Amazon’s Ring now reportedly partners with more than 2,000 US police and fire departments

All but two US states — Montana and Wyoming— now have police or fire departments participating in Amazon’s Ring network, which lets law enforcement ask users for footage from their Ring security cameras to assist with investigations, the Financial Times reported, Figures from Ring show more than 1,189 departments joined the program in 2020 for a total of 2,014.

The EU is set to declare war on encryption

The EU is set to declare war on encryption

The EU is set to declare war on encryption with plans to allow law enforcement officials “targeted lawful access” to protected communications, according to a European Commission internal note seen by the Financial Times.

Read Apple’s commitment to freedom of expression that doesn’t mention China

Read Apple’s commitment to freedom of expression that doesn’t mention China

As first reported by the Financial Times on Friday, Apple’s four-page policy document commits to “respecting the human rights of everyone whose lives we touch — including our employees, suppliers, contractors, and customers.” But it does not cite any particular country, like China, where the company has been asked to ban apps that allow users to circumvent censorship before.

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

As reported by the Financial Times, researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found several smart TVs, including those from popular brands Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and FireTV were sending data such as location and IP address to Netflix and third-party advertisers.

Juul's app-connected e-cigarette keeps tabs on your vaping

Juul's app-connected e-cigarette keeps tabs on your vaping

The product, called the Juul C1, pairs with an Android-only app via Bluetooth and has been launched in the UK after a trial in Canada, as reported by The Financial Times.

Report: Israeli surveillance tool can silently collect all iCloud data for a targeted user

Report: Israeli surveillance tool can silently collect all iCloud data for a targeted user

Apple is facing a new security threat, thanks to developments in the spyware/surveillance tool sold by the Israeli firm NSO Group. Via the Financial Times, the Pegasus phone software now not only harvests data from the user’s onboard storage, but also all communications with the connected cloud.

TikTok parent ByteDance is reportedly making a smartphone

TikTok parent ByteDance is reportedly making a smartphone

ByteDance’s smartphone patent acquisitions suddenly make more sense The Financial Times says that ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming has “long dreamt” of building a smartphone full of preloaded apps.

Huawei: ‘U.S. Fears We Will Stop NSA Spying — This Has Nothing To Do With China’

Huawei: ‘U.S. Fears We Will Stop NSA Spying — This Has Nothing To Do With China’

On Wednesday, Guo took things a step further in an article for the Financial Times, by claiming that the US boycotted Huawei because the use of the Chinese firm’s telecommunications tech across the globe would undermine the US government’s surveillance ambitions.