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Category Archives for "Surveillance"

Watching the watchmen: surveillance in 2017 and beyond

Have you ever assessed the many ways your government spies on you? A crucial government surveillance authority is up for reauthorization before December 31. We will talk about potential avenues for that reform and do “a surveillance year in review” with Michelle Richardson, Deputy Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Freedom, Security, and Technology Project, Senior Fellow at GW’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

Source: Have you ever assessed the many ways your government spies on you? A crucial government surveillance authority is up fo…

Those airport cameras tracking your face may not be legal, study finds

Researchers at Georgetown University Law School recommend that DHS abandon a biometric scanning program that would capture the face of every American and foreigner heading overseas.

Source: Those airport cameras tracking your face may not be legal, study finds – The Washington Post

Australia: surveillance at workspace

The rise of smartphones means that businesses and their employees are using social media at unprecedented levels as a working tool, but also for personal use while at work.

The Australian employment landscape has seen other technological advancements changing the way that employers and employees carry out their day-to-day tasks. How effectively businesses manage and respond to these changes is increasingly becoming the point of difference in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Source: Keeping Up With The Times – FCB Group

E-mail Open Tracking Has Quietly Taken Over the Web

As recently reported in Wired , over 40 percent of e-mails are tracked, according to a study published last June by OMC, an “email intelligence” company that also builds anti-tracking tools. Tracking clients embed a line of code in the body of an email—usually in a 1×1 pixel image, so tiny it’s invisible, but also in elements like hyperlinks and custom fonts.

Source: E-mail Open Tracking Has Quietly Taken Over the Web

5 Russian-Made Surveillance Technologies Used in the West

Privacy activists are battling to stop Western surveillance technology from filtering out to oppressive regimes. But Russia is also hard at work developing all sorts of surveillance tools and selling them to the West.

Source: 5 Russian-Made Surveillance Technologies Used in the West | WIRED

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