FBI puts tighter controls on wiretaps

World Jan 11, 2020

FBI puts tighter controls on wiretaps

The FBI laid out new protocols Friday for how it conducts electronic surveillance in national security cases, responding to a Justice Department inspector general report that harshly criticized the bureau's handling of the Russia investigation. The changes, detailed in a 30-page filing with the secretive ...

CES gadget show: Surveillance is in — and in a big way

Business / Tech Jan 7, 2020

CES gadget show: Surveillance is in — and in a big way

From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology — whether it calls it that or not. Nestled in the "smart home" and "smart city" showrooms at the ...

Business / Tech Jan 6, 2020

U.S. restricts exports of AI for analyzing satellite images

U.S. technology companies that build artificial intelligence software for analyzing satellite imagery will face new restrictions on exporting their products to China and elsewhere. The Commerce Department said new export rules take effect Monday that target emerging technology that could give the U.S. a significant ...

Popular UAE chat app ToTok a government spy tool, report says

Business / Tech Dec 24, 2019

Popular UAE chat app ToTok a government spy tool, report says

A chat app that quickly became popular in the United Arab Emirates for communicating with friends and family is actually a spying tool used by the government to track its users, according to a newspaper report. The government uses ToTok to track conversations, locations, images ...

World Nov 8, 2019

Mass surveillance fears as India readies facial recognition system

As India prepares to install a nationwide facial recognition system in an effort to catch criminals and find missing children, human rights and technology experts warn of the risks to privacy from increased surveillance. Use of the camera technology is an effort in "modernizing the ...