ROXANNE: Ireland’s New Anti-Hate Speech Surveillance Technology

Marketed as a multiplatform analytical tool to evaluate speech and facial patterns in order to create visual mapping for authorities and identity suspects, ROXANNE is a new breed of surveillance technology in the process of development and currently being backed by both An Garda Síochána and the PSNI to bring into use.  An acronym for Real time netwOrk,… Read More ROXANNE: Ireland’s New Anti-Hate Speech Surveillance Technology

Report: Memo says intelligence agency gathers U.S. smartphone location data without warrant

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In a memo to a top Senate Democrat, analysts at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) said that they have purchased databases of U.S. smartphone location data in recent years without any type of warrant. According to the document released on Friday, January 22nd by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee,… Read More Report: Memo says intelligence agency gathers U.S. smartphone location data without warrant

What if opting out of data collection were easy?

While many websites offer users choices to opt out of some of their data collection and use practices, most of these choices are buried deep in the text of long, jargon-filled privacy policies and are never seen by users. Recent work by researchers in Carnegie Mellon University CyLab has shown that it is possible to use… Read More What if opting out of data collection were easy?

NSO used real people’s location data to pitch its contact-tracing tech, researchers say

spyware maker NSO Group used real phone location data on thousands of unsuspecting people when it demonstrated its new COVID-19 contact-tracing system to governments and journalists, researchers have concluded. NSO, a private intelligence company best known for developing and selling governments access to its Pegasus spyware, went on the charm offensive earlier this year to pitch its… Read More NSO used real people’s location data to pitch its contact-tracing tech, researchers say

‘Like a bar code’: Andrew Yang calls for way to show proof of someone’s vaccination

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is calling for a system people can use to provide proof that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19, suggesting something “like a bar code they can download to their phone” would make it easier to safely congregate. Yang, whose campaign for the White House was based on a platform… Read More ‘Like a bar code’: Andrew Yang calls for way to show proof of someone’s vaccination

Yes, Bill Gates said that. Here’s the proof

December 12, 2020 (Children’s Health Defense) — Some chiseler altered Bill Gates’ June 2020 TED Talk to edit out his revealing prediction that we will all soon need digital vaccine passports (slide 1). But after considerable effort, we tracked down the original video (slide 2).  Gates’ minions on cable and network news, his public broadcasting, social media… Read More Yes, Bill Gates said that. Here’s the proof