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China Is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Send Jaywalkers Fines Through Text Messages

It’s the latest update to a widely deployed facial recognition surveillance system in China.
Daniel Oberhaus
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The Senate Just Voted to Expand the Warrantless Surveillance of US Citizens

Once Trump signs the bill into law, US intelligence agencies will be able to spy on the electronic communications of Americans with an overseas contact without a warrant.
Daniel Oberhaus
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5 Senators Are Filibustering an Attempt to Expand Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

3 Democrats and 2 Republicans are filibustering the Senate vote on the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.
Daniel Oberhaus
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The House Just Voted to Expand Warrantless Surveillance of US Citizens

A similar bill will now be considered in the Senate.
Daniel Oberhaus
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Congress Is About to Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been abused by the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans. This week the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to make that legal.
Daniel Oberhaus
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British Cops Will Scan Every Fan's Face at the Champions League Final

South Wales Police is piloting facial recognition at one of Europe's biggest sporting events.
Glyn Owen
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An Artist Turned NYC’s ‘See Something, Say Something’ Ads Into a Powerful Commentary on Fear

Vigilance is different than fear.
Ankita Rao
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'Predictive Policing' Is Coming to Canada's Capital, and Privacy Advocates Are Worried

Officers now have access to social media posts and other information directly in patrol car computers. Activists say it could discourage legitimate protests.
Nathan Munn

Enter 'The Glass Room,' Where Privacy Goes To Die

A new temporary exhibition in New York City offers an up-close look at the tools of the surveillance state—and how to fight them.
Janus Kopfstein

To Stop Dragnet Surveillance, Make It Cost $10,000 Per Person, Per Day

Activist Smári McCarthy has an idea to hit surveillance in the budget by making it more expensive to do. A lot more expensive.
Joseph Cox
Motherboard Blog

Poland's Surveillance Programs Could Be Worse than the NSA

The Panoptykon Foundation, which defends against surveillance, says the country's data retention programs go beyond the rest of Europe's.
Thor Benson
Motherboard Blog

At Edward Snowden's "I'd Testify Against the NSA" Dinner Party

Wikileaks posted some cheerful silent videos of Edward Snowden.
Daniel Stuckey