Emily Summers

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WikiLeaks posts trove of CIA documents detailing mass hacking

<b>WASHINGTON --</b> WikiLeaks published thousands of secret CIA files on Tuesday detailing hacking tools the government employs to break into users’ …

Facial recognition will replace passports in Australia

Australia has started implementing biometric facial, iris and fingerprint recognition in airports, allowing passengers to go through without showing a passport or even talking to anyone. The "Seamless Traveler" project is aimed at creating a "fast, seamless self-processing experience for up to 90 …

UK admits it spied illegally for 17 years, is sorry, won't stop

After more than a year of legal struggle, the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal has issued a landmark ruling on the country's secret bulk collection program. That program, first revealed by Edward Snowden, allowed the country's surveillance agency, the GCHQ, to tap internet cables and build a …

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Police face-tracking network covers nearly half of US adults

The network is unprecedented, say privacy advocates, and could cause trouble for innocent citizens.<p>Using state driver's license data, US law enforcement agencies have created a huge network of ID photographs that can be searched using facial-recognition software, raising legal and privacy concerns …

Surveillance

Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts — and May Share Them With Police

Apple promises that your iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends. But according to a document …