Surveillance

The FCC Is Blocking a Law Enforcement Investigation Into Net Neutrality Comment Fraud

In addition, the agency told me there was nothing it could do after someone hijacked my identity to claim I falsely supported killing net neutrality protections.<p>The FCC is blocking a law enforcement investigation into fraudulent comments designed to provide bogus support for the agency’s looming …

Government

Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang

Officials build database of iris scans and blood types of everyone aged 12 to 65 in region home to 11 million Muslim Uighurs<p>Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints and other biometric data from every resident in a far western region, Human Rights Watch has said.<p>Officials are …

News

Welcome To The Surveillance State: China's AI Cameras See All

Authorities showed a BBC reporter that they could use the system to identify and apprehend him in seven minutes.<p>Across China, a network of 176 million surveillance cameras, expected to grow to 626 million by 2020, keeps watch on the country’s over 1.3 billion citizens.<p>Loaded with facial recognition …

China

China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions in Xinjiang: report

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Authorities in China's far-west are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, eye scans and blood types of millions of people aged 12 to 65, according to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report.<p>Xinjiang, the only Chinese territory apart from Tibet where ethnic Han Chinese are not in the …

China

Trump signs bill barring US government use of Kaspersky

The antivirus software prohibited on US government networks due to concerns of Russian government influence.<p>It's now against the law for the US government to use Kaspersky Lab software.<p>A ban against the antivirus firm's products was included in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, a …

Kaspersky Lab

Judge: Cruise line isn't an internet provider under surveillance law

A cruise line doesn't amount to an internet provider under a key federal surveillance law, according to a court ruling released Tuesday.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson rejected arguments from federal prosecutors in Washington that Royal Caribbean Cruises is "a provider of an electronic …

Politics

Cuyahoga County Council approves license plate scanners, two-year budget

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cuyahoga County Council approved the purchase of cameras that read license plates and signed off on the 2018-19 budget at the last …

Cleveland

Congress under pressure to reauthorize surveillance law

Congress is under the gun to reauthorize a major surveillance law in a debate that has been overshadowed by other major policy fights, like net …

Technology

Don't destroy gay-sex records, historians urge as feds move bill through Commons

Preservation is integral to the telling of history, argue academics<p>A federal plan to destroy the criminal records of people convicted of same-sex …

Parole Board

Identifying individuals in FCA regulatory notices – Macris applied

Back in March 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in <i>Financial Conduct Authority v Macris</i> [2017] UKSC 19. We have previously reported on …

Law

Intelligence reform needed: Muslim group

OTTAWA — Reform of national security agencies — not just more oversight and review — is needed to rebuild confidence and trust, a national Muslim …

Ralph Goodale

Legal Aid Demands Info on NYC’s Use of Social Monitoring

MANHATTAN (CN) — The Legal Aid Society has sued the Manhattan district attorney for refusing to divulge whether he buys information from social-media …

Social Media

Russian Suspected of Spying for CIA Arrested in Moscow

Zhitnyuk is suspected of giving the CIA sensitive information relating to the Russian Navy

Russia

Roy Greenslade: Why Snooper’s Charter, Data Protection Act and Section 40 all threaten UK’s status as bastion of press freedom

<i>Reporters Without Borders board member Roy Greenslade’s speech to the British Journalism Awards at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms.</i><p>I am sorry to …

Data Protection

Russia Jails Estonian for Espionage - Transitions Online

Russia Jails Estonian for Espionage<p>Estonia has accused or convicted a half-dozen people of spying for Russia since 2015, and now Moscow follows …

Russia

Analysis: Why are South Africa’s securocrats so jumpy over Jacques Pauw & Ronnie Kasrils?

If the State Security Agency (SSA) had succeeded in its ham-fisted attempt to block the sale of Jacques Pauw’s book <i>The President’s Keepers</i>, it would …

South Africa

In Secret Court Trial, Russia Charges 'CIA Spy' With Treason

A Russian national is on trial accused of state treason, with reports suggesting the charges relate to an attempt to hand over sensitive military …

Russia

Obama-era CIA director admits endorsing Hillary Clinton, ostracizing Trump was short-sighted

Michael Morell, who served as the deputy head of the CIA in the Obama administration and was twice promoted to acting CIA director, believes the intelligence community was too harsh on President Donald Trump during the 2016 election.<p>What did Morell say?<p>In a recent interview with Politico Magazine, …

Conservative View

Leaked Documents Expose How Corporations Use Spies to Subvert People's Movements Worldwide

Hundreds of pages of newly leaked documents—reported on for the first time Tuesday by the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism—provide …

Liberal View

Former Flynn associate says phone records contradict whistleblower's account

A former business associate of Michael Flynn told lawmakers that phone records contradict an anonymous whistleblower's allegation that the ex-national security adviser sent an Inauguration Day text declaring a controversial Middle East nuclear energy deal "good to go," according to a letter …

Politics

Big Brother Comes to the Bathroom

As schools around the United States continue to coddle their students, one Colorado academy is taking it to a new and startling level. In an attempt …

Conservative View

License plate readers coming to Highway 4 and I-80 after rise in shootings

PITTSBURG — Local law enforcement are planning to spearhead a collaborative, interconnected system of wireless cameras and microphones on Highways 4 …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Yes, the FBI is America's secret police

Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation …

Donald Trump

VA Orders Staff Not To Respond To Subpoena Requests By Federal Investigators In Hospital Plagued By Wrongdoing

A Pennsylvania Veteran Affairs hospital plagued by whistleblower allegations of wrongdoing has emailed a memo to all employees instructing them not …

Conservative View

UK seeks new anti-fraud head after crime agencies overhaul

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government on Tuesday began a long-delayed hunt for a new head of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) after announcing …

UK Home Office

Trump is the one in 'tatters,' not the FBI

<b>(CNN) —</b> Peter Strzok, who was reassigned from Robert Mueller's investigation to the FBI's human resources department after Mueller learned of communications Strzok sent last summer that "could appear critical" of President Trump, had a reputation as an accomplished FBI counterintelligence …

Robert Mueller

Sim card maker Gemalto jumps 34% on Atos bid

December 12, 2017<p>Shares in Gemalto, the Amsterdam-based Sim card manufacturer, soared 33.5 per cent on Tuesday after larger rival Atos revealed an …

BNP Paribas

Scorpio: SANDF document outlines draconian draft state of emergency regulations

An “inter-departmental task team” was set up during 2016 to draft new State of Emergency regulations, a confidential SANDF document signed by …

Jacob Zuma

The real problem with Apple’s Face ID

When Apple unveiled Face ID, which creates a complex 3D map of your face to identify you, the company promised it wouldn’t store your facial data on …

Gear & Gadgets

The Truth About Espionage

As we finish out the year 2017, America is in the grips of spy-mania. The hunt for secret agents of the Kremlin is afoot in our nation’s capital in a …

Russia