Surveillance

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If Microsoft is successful in buying TikTok, it will be a loss for users

In what seems to be a common occurrence, the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is once again in the headlines. A deal is being negotiated between TikTok’s parent company ByteDance and Microsoft.

How to hide from a drone in the age of surveillance

Over the past decade, there’s been an explosion in the public’s use of drones – everyday people with everyday tech doing interesting things. The near future is likely to see even more of these devices in the sky, flown by an ever-growing cast of social, political, and economic actors.

Use of surveillance technologies during the Covid-19 pandemic

Facial recognition software could be applied to managing people during pandemics. This calls for more understanding on the use of such technologies by police and for proper internal and external mechanisms of accountability.

How to protect your privacy like a hacker

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration that a homeowner could protect himself and his privacy from the king’s agents. That

SimilarWeb has been stealing users' browsing history

In January 2017, Justin Hindman announced that Stylish, a popular open-source web browser extension he had created that allows users to apply any style sheet (CSS) to any web page, had been acquired by web analytics and market research company, SimilarWeb. It has now been revealed that SimilarWeb has been

Surveillance cameras pose a threat to privacy

Locational privacy is a fairly new and novel aspect of privacy rights. It refers to the right of people to move about freely, without having their movements tracked. But as CCTV cameras become more widespread in public spaces for use in a range of functions such as crime-fighting, it’s