surveillance tools

surveillance tools

Microsoft and NYPD partner for crime awareness system -- would make Jack Bauer proud
Mozilla to spyware company: Stop using us as bait!
Court increases transparency on government digital snooping

High-Tech Surveillance Comes to Small Towns

blogs.wsj.com
High-tech surveillance tools aren’t just for spies anymore. A new “off the shelf” surveillance industry is drawing interest from small-town law enforcement and less-developed countries, as well as from large Western agencies, documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal show. The documents – attendance sheets from industry conferences – offer...
High-Tech Surveillance Comes to Small Towns

Surveillance Tools at Issue in Lawsuit

online.wsj.com
At issue is how often the Department of Justice other federal agencies use tools that capture the email addresses contacted, phone numbers called and websites visited by a person....
Surveillance Tools at Issue in Lawsuit
Samsung Techwin and iWatchLife partner on home monitoring camera systems

UN: The Problem With The Internet Today Is It's Just Too Open & Terrorists Might Use It

www.techdirt.com
Ah, the UN. As highlighted by Declan McCullagh, a new report from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, clocking in at an unwieldy 158 pages (pdf) warns that this old internet of ours is just too damn open, and that means terrorists can use it. Thus, it has to...
UN: The Problem With The Internet Today Is It's Just Too Open & Terrorists Might Use It

Spanish Anti-piracy Firm Ares Rights History Of Censorship By Copyright For Ecuador & Argentina

www.techdirt.com
We already wrote about Ecuador apparently using highly questionable copyright takedowns to help censor documents that revealed Ecuador's government's attempts to purchase surveillance tools. In response, Ecuador first claimed that the documents were faked, but Adam Steinbaugh has done a truly fantastic investigation into the company that issued the takedown,...
Spanish Anti-piracy Firm Ares Rights History Of Censorship By Copyright For Ecuador & Argentina

Report finds growing use of US surveillance gear by repressive nations

arstechnica.com
Human rights monitors have documented the use of US-manufactured Internet surveillance and censorship gear in 21 countries, some with checkered human rights policies such as Syria, China, and Saudi Arabia. The report, titled Planet Blue Coat: Mapping Global Censorship and Surveillance Tools, scanned the Internet for unique digital signatures...
Report finds growing use of US surveillance gear by repressive nations
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