BSides London 2019

Security BSides London 2019, Cian Heasley’ ‘Watching The Watchers: The Stalkerware Surveillance Ecosystem’

Many thanks to Security BSides London for publishing their outstanding conference videos on YouTube. Permalink ...

BSides Las Vegas, iMessage Exploit, 5G and Stingray Surveillance

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for August 12th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: My summary of last week’s BSides Las Vegas security conference, how a ...
Apple Suspends Human Surveillance of Siri Queries

Apple Suspends Human Surveillance of Siri Queries

The key word here, folks, is 'Suspends'. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) will re-enable the activity. But it's only for your own good... Right? ...

Regulating International Trade in Commercial Spyware

Siena Anstis, Ronald J. Deibert, and John Scott-Railton of Citizen Lab published an editorial calling for regulating the international trade in commercial surveillance systems until we can figure out how to curb ...

Palantir’s Surveillance Service for Law Enforcement

Motherboard got its hands on Palantir's Gotham user's manual, which is used by the police to get information on people: The Palantir user guide shows that police can start with almost no ...
Chinese Border Patrol Installs High Tech Surveillance on Travelers’ Phones

Chinese Border Patrol Installs High Tech Surveillance on Travelers’ Phones

China’s border patrol has reportedly been installing surveillance software on border crossers’ phones without their knowledge, according to an investigation by the Guardian, The New York Times and Süddeutsche Zeitung. The software, ...

US Journalist Detained When Returning to US

Pretty horrible story of a US journalist who had his computer and phone searched at the border when returning to the US from Mexico. After I gave him the password to my ...

Maciej Cegłowski on Privacy in the Information Age

Maciej Cegłowski has a really good essay explaining how to think about privacy today: For the purposes of this essay, I'll call it "ambient privacy" -- the understanding that there is value ...
Robotic Surveillance, Dawn of

Robotic Surveillance, Dawn of

Today's Must Read comes to us via Steve Melendez, reporting for Fast Company, with an outstanding piece on Robotic Surveillance accompanied by an equally tremendous report and posting via the ACLU on ...
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