Avoiding drones' prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.
July 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.
July 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: internet-of-things surveillance police digital-privacy black-lives-matter digital-surveillance
Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it's faltering again.
July 16, 2020 • ~10 min
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For decades, the FBI kept tabs Black writers, artists, and activists, with agents reading their work closely and even creating their own misleading works.
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Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.
June 12, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: protest policing big-data facial-recognition surveillance police predictive-analytics george-floyd big-brother civil-liberties black-lives-matter police-reform racial-justice
Digital surveillance can help bring the coronavirus pandemic under control – but also threatens privacy
Cellphone data can show who coronavirus patients interacted with, which can help isolate infected people before they feel ill. But how digital contact tracing is implemented matters.
April 9, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic quarantine population outbreak viruses new-coronavirus surveillance privacy privacy-invasion fourth-amendment cell-phone contact-tracing
South Korea's COVID-19 testing programme relies on what many would call privacy invasions.
March 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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A system called XModal-ID can use video of a person walking and determine whether that same person is behind a wall using WiFi and their unique movement.
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