San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software

Posted in Business, Software on 15th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Once passed, San Francisco will become the first city in the United States to outlaw the use of facial recognition software by city departments, including the San Francisco Police Department.

U.S. Senate passes bill to renew warrantless internet surveillance

Posted in Online on 19th Jan, 2018
by Alex Muller

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agencys warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes.

European court deals blow to controversial UK surveillance law

Posted in Online on 21st Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Act, which is commonly known as the snoopers charter and received royal assent in November, legitimises a range of government surveillance powers.

'Extreme surveillance' becomes UK law

Posted in Online on 24th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

Investigatory Powers Act legalises range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services.

Edward Snowden: Don't fear Trump, fear the surveillance state

Posted in Online on 11th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

The NSA whistleblower spoke for the first time since Trump's election victory.