Category Archives: Surveillance technology

Forbes: 13 Factors To Consider With Smart Home Products

Forbes: 13 Factors To Consider With Smart Home Products by Forbes Technology Council:

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WaPo: A Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns.

WaPo: A Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns. by Hamza Shaban:

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WaPo: Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse

WaPo: Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse by Peter Holley:

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Gizmodo: Facebook Knows How to Track You Using the Dust on Your Camera Lens

Gizmodo: Facebook Knows How to Track You Using the Dust on Your Camera Lens by Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu: We can’t know when or if Facebook will ever actually scan digital photos for dust or tap into our phones’ … Continue reading

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WIRED: How the Government Hides Secret Surveillance Programs

WIRED: How the Government Hides Secret Surveillance Programs by Louise Matsakis:

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Law & Crime: ‘Dark Side’ Federal Unit Feeds Possibly Illegal Tips to Local Cops, Report Says

Law & Crime: ‘Dark Side’ Federal Unit Feeds Possibly Illegal Tips to Local Cops, Report Says by Aaron Keller The Intercept: Welcome to Law Enforcement’s “Dark Side”: Secret Evidence, Illegal Searches, and Dubious Traffic Stops by Trevor Aaronson: Federal agents … Continue reading

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WaPo: Beijing bets on facial recognition in a big drive for total surveillance

WaPo: Beijing bets on facial recognition in a big drive for total surveillance by Simon Denyer. Referring to “the security state”:

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MI: Electric company’s use of smart meters is not state action for 4A purposes

The electric company’s decision to install smart meters is not a Fourth Amendment issue because the company is a private actor. In re Consumers Energy Co., 2017 Mich. App. LEXIS 2161 (Oct. 10, 2017, published Dec. 28, 2017). The state … Continue reading

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D.Haw.: Authorized third party’s access of def’s security video from cloud not unreasonable nor was a SW required

“The evolution of technology gives rise, in this particular case, to the question of whether a third-party’s access to a defendant’s personal home surveillance system stored in the cloud (that is, where managed remotely and made available to users over … Continue reading

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The Intercept: Edward Snowden’s New App Uses Your Smartphone to Physically Guard Your Laptop

The Intercept: Edward Snowden’s New App Uses Your Smartphone to Physically Guard Your Laptop Haven uses the smartphone’s many sensors – microphone, motion detector, light detector, and cameras – to monitor the room for changes, and it logs everything it … Continue reading

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The Guardian: ‘Tis the season for unfettered government access to your data

The Guardian: ‘Tis the season for unfettered government access to your data by Allie Bohm, Bennett Cyphers and Edward George” Giving a voice-activated device to someone for Christmas? Think again

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ClubNorton: Is your child’s connected teddy bear too smart?

ClubNorton: Is your child’s connected teddy bear too smart?:

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