EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System Works

EXCLUSIVE: This Is How the U.S. Military’s Massive Facial Recognition System Works

These contracts, combined with revelations surrounding the military’s massive biometric database initiatives, paint an alarming picture: A large and quickly growing network of surveillance systems operated by the U.S. military and present anywhere the U.S. has deployed troops, vacuuming up biometric data on millions of unsuspecting individuals.

Brittany Kaiser calls for Facebook political ad ban at Web Summit

Brittany Kaiser calls for Facebook political ad ban at Web Summit

EU event in November 2015 in London In an interview with the BBC, Ms Kaiser said she wanted to see political advertising on Facebook banned.Hundreds of companies around the world are still crunching through personal data and throwing it back at people in the form of political ads, she said.

'Period tracker app spied on me - and told advertisers it thought I was pregnant'

'Period tracker app spied on me - and told advertisers it thought I was pregnant'

Like many women, I use a period tracking app to chart my monthly cycle.It was then I began to feel uneasy as my mind made the connection between my period tracking app believing I had missed a cycle ten days ago, and my Facebook account that was suddenly trying to sell me pregnancy paraphernalia within days of my period appearing to be ‘late’.

A better internet is possible. I’ve seen it.

A better internet is possible. I’ve seen it.

And now, we’re seeing more and more people turn to Tor, knowing that we can offer them the privacy they deserve.Now is the time to take back the internet and support the Tor Project.

Don’t Be Evil review – how the tech giants have become too big to fail

Don’t Be Evil review – how the tech giants have become too big to fail

The beginning of wisdom in this matter is to realise that Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Uber et al are just very large corporations that do what corporations have done from time immemorial – exploit resources in order to generate profit.

ACLU sues to find out status of facial recognition mass surveillance in America

ACLU sues to find out status of facial recognition mass surveillance in America

One company that we know is working with the government on facial recognition software is none other than Amazon .For the last few years, Amazon has been piloting its Rekognition facial recognition software to schools and local law enforcement across the country.

Opinion | How Capitalism Betrayed Privacy

Opinion | How Capitalism Betrayed Privacy

The race to maximize those assets by companies big and small has made surveillance a growth industry.One is that data and surveillance networks created for one purpose can and will be used for others.

Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

Opinion: 50 years ago, I helped invent the internet. How did it go so wrong?

Later that decade, the Advanced Research Projects Agency — a research funding arm of the Department of Defense created in response to Sputnik — determined they needed a network based on my theory so that their computer research centers could share work remotely.

Anti-surveillance mask lets you pass as someone else

Anti-surveillance mask lets you pass as someone else

It's one of three products made by the Chicago-based artist's URME Surveillance, a venture dedicated to "protecting the public from surveillance and creating a safe space to explore our digital identities.".

Minister Floats Mandatory GPS for All Private Cars

Minister Floats Mandatory GPS for All Private Cars

BANGKOK — The government may soon require all vehicles on the road, including private cars and motorcycles, to install tracker devices and send location data to the authorities, a minister said Monday.

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road

Beijing exports 'China-style' internet across Belt and Road

Now China is eager to export its model to countries across its Belt and Road Initiative -- a strategy clearly in evidence at the sixth annual World Internet Conference, which kicked off here Sunday.

Renata Ávila: “The Internet of creation disappeared. Now we have the Internet of surveillance and control”

Renata Ávila: “The Internet of creation disappeared. Now we have the Internet of surveillance and control”

“The people deciding for what purpose those without access to the Internet are going to connect to it are the technology companies that dominate the future of industry.

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Why Hong Kong protesters don’t just want privacy from China, they need it to survive

Protesters in Hong Kong aren’t just faced with opposition from the Chinese government, they’re also faced with opposition from international corporations that acquiesce to China’s demands and party line to avoid damaging their access to the lucrative Chinese market.

The Creepy Way Facebook And Amazon Profit Off Our Private Data

The Creepy Way Facebook And Amazon Profit Off Our Private Data

In an interview with HuffPost, Zuboff talks about how this new world is not just a threat to our privacy, but — as it starts to shape our actions — to our democracy itself: So, what is surveillance capitalism?

AI Weekly: In China, you can no longer buy a smartphone without a face scan

AI Weekly: In China, you can no longer buy a smartphone without a face scan

But China’s new regulation — a harsher imposition than the registration system that launched in 2013, which requires customers obtaining a new phone number to volunteer their IDs — is among the first with a facial recognition component.

For Facebook, you're just a commodity in high-stake data trade

For Facebook, you're just a commodity in high-stake data trade

New Delhi : If you have seen the latest Netflix documentary "The Great Hack" on Cambridge Analytica (CA), a military contractor and psychological warfare firm involving a complex web of Facebook, Russian intrusion, the Trump campaign and Brexit referendum, it is time to meet Christopher Wylie — one of the two whistleblowers who blew the lid off the dark secrets of the "full service propaganda machine" and complete the dirty picture.

Breakingviews - Google could buff its browser-privacy blemishes

Breakingviews - Google could buff its browser-privacy blemishes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - Google’s browser privacy could use more cover.In August, its engineering director argued blocking cookies, which are text files of data that allow advertisers to target online consumers, would only encourage more opaque tracking techniques like digital fingerprinting.

Why you need to use a VPN when using WiFi at coworking spaces like WeWork

Why you need to use a VPN when using WiFi at coworking spaces like WeWork

According to CNET, examples of documents that have been found readily available via WeWork’s WiFi network include lots of personal identification records, account usernames and passwords, and more.This is important even on more public WiFi networks such as at private offices or in private homes.

Millions of smartphones vulnerable to SimJacker mobile phone exploit

Millions of smartphones vulnerable to SimJacker mobile phone exploit

At its core, SimJacker works by an attacker sending an SMS message to the target containing special code that is then automatically processed by the SIM card which then allows the attacker to take over the phone through the SIM card’s [email protected] Browser.

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden will speak next month by video at Web Summit in Lisbon, billed by the organizers as the world’s largest annual tech conference.

Why Google and Facebook Should Be Treated Like Banks

Why Google and Facebook Should Be Treated Like Banks

Some people might be of the opinion that the exchange they're personally getting is a fair one -- the services of some amazing social networking, business and search tools in return for a possession that until recently would have seemed too cryptic for us to consider a source of value.

New treaty will allow UK to request data, not backdoor, from US social media companies like WhatsApp

New treaty will allow UK to request data, not backdoor, from US social media companies like WhatsApp

He clarified WhatsApp’s official stance on this treaty forcing WhatsApp to build a backdoor for UK use:.Even in the status quo scenario where WhatsApp’s encryption isn’t broken by the UK, the metadata that will be shared will still satisfy some of the wants and needs of law enforcement.

In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook against critics, competitors, and Elizabeth Warren

In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook against critics, competitors, and Elizabeth Warren

In language that is often more candid than he typically uses in his public comments, Zuckerberg seeks to rally the company against Facebook’s competitors, critics, and the US government.

Watch Steve Jobs Assure Americans in 1981 That Computers Wouldn't Be a Privacy Nightmare

Watch Steve Jobs Assure Americans in 1981 That Computers Wouldn't Be a Privacy Nightmare

But the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs gave an interesting ABC News Nightline interview in 1981 where he assured Americans that privacy wouldn’t be a problem if people became computer literate.

Empire Files: NSA Whistleblower: Government Collecting Everything You Do

Empire Files: NSA Whistleblower: Government Collecting Everything You Do

So, if NSA didn’t want to publish anything that I thought was important to get to people in any agency, I used what was called the gray phone, you know, it’s the encrypted line.

WARP is not a VPN for privacy

WARP is not a VPN for privacy

Mobile app sans VPN technology provides a crucial, free service to encrypt DNS queries for otherwise unprotected mobile internet users leaking their DNS queries to public WiFi networks or private mobile data providers, the addition of this VPN widens the amount of trust considerably.

You have the right to be forgotten by Google - but only in Europe

You have the right to be forgotten by Google - but only in Europe

The right to be forgotten was enshrined by the same European court in 2014 when it ruled that people could ask search engines like Google to remove inadequate or irrelevant information from web results appearing under searches for their names.

Google prepares for landmark 'right to be forgotten' decision

Google prepares for landmark 'right to be forgotten' decision

The “right to be forgotten” was established in 2014 when the European Court of Justice said links to irrelevant and outdated material in Europe should be erased from searches on request.

Edward Snowden - “Permanent Record” & Life as an Exiled NSA Whistleblower | The Daily Show

Edward Snowden - “Permanent Record” & Life as an Exiled NSA Whistleblower | The Daily Show

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.Follow The Daily Show:.Follow Comedy Central:.Trevor Noah and The World's Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.

Researchers show that smart TVs are sending your private information back to third parties like Netflix and Facebook

Researchers show that smart TVs are sending your private information back to third parties like Netflix and Facebook

The Northeastern University and Imperial College of London researchers found that other smart and connected IoT devices , such as connected speakers and cameras, all passed this private information on to third parties.