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Amazon is collecting more big data with its acquisition of iRobot, which maps the interior of your home.
Through Purchase of iRobot Amazon Can Now Map Your Home
Amazon just purchased a vacuum bot that not only sucks up your dust, but also your personal data by mapping your house and sharing the information with its mother base. Amazon announced the $1.7 billion...
Project Veritas journalists had their Microsoft, Google, and Apple accounts disclosed to the DOJ after a series of secret subpoenas last year.
DOJ Compelled Google and Apple to Provide Dossiers on Project Veritas Journalists: O’Keefe
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has compelled Google, Apple, and Microsoft to submit personal data of whistleblower group Project Veritas staffers in an investigation surrounding the lost diary of President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley....
Palantir was awarded a contract extension to deliver COVID vaccines and drugs to the public.
CDC Awards Controversial Palantir $5.3 Million Extension of COVID Drug Distribution Contract
Software giant Palantir has obtained a $5.3 million contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to allocate Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines and drugs, predominantly among underserved communities—but some doubt its good intentions....
Bosch surveillance camera startup Azena's innovating Android-derivative operating system and open developer app store raises concerns about security, privacy, and artificial intelligence.
Nobody’s Business: Surveillance Startup’s Innovation Warrants Security, AI, and Privacy Concerns
Technology startup Azena has ambitions to make camera surveillance more efficient through the use of artificial intelligence as it seeks to monopolize the security operating system market by implementing consumer-friendly software that reimagines the possibilities...
Athletes Warned Against Speaking About Politics at Beijing Olympics
China has issued a warning to foreign athletes about potential punishment they may face for speech that is "against the Olympic spirit" or “violates Chinese law” at the upcoming Winter Olympics.Yang Shu, deputy director general...
Chinese and Russian hackers pose a major security threat to the U.S. This photo taken on August 4, 2020 shows Prince, a member of the hacking group Red Hacker Alliance who refused to give his real name, using his computer at their office in Dongguan, China's southern Guangdong province.
Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Linked to Surveillance Operations and Intelligence Gathering: Report
An analysis by the Washington Post finds that Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei may have played a larger role in surveillance and software programs than previously acknowledged by both the company and the government.  The review...
Man holds a sign welcoming hackers to the 2014 Hackers Trip to China event in Beijing. Chinese hackers have been found to pose as United Nations officers in order to conduct persecution of the Uyghur Muslim ethnic minority.
Chinese Hackers Pose as UN and Human Rights Entities to Attack Uyghurs
A recently published report revealed a campaign by Chinese hackers, pretending to be entities associated with the United Nations (UN) or human rights organizations, to hack into and take control of computers used by Muslim...
A person carrying an umbrella walks past a USPS mail box in the rain on August 25, 2020 in New York City. A team of the Postal Service’s law enforcement arm specializing in covert internet operations has been found surveilling social media and communication platforms such as Telegram and Parler for right-wing content.
Post Office Law Enforcement Arm Being Used to Surveil Internet for Right-Wing Content
A branch of the United States Postal Service (USPS) created to prevent misuse of the country’s postal system by online actors is now surveilling the Internet and social media for content that may dissent from...
The logo of the open source Signal mobile messaging service. The app’s end-to-end encryption does not allow the company to see users’ messages, which is at the root of why China blocks Signal. Forcing alternatives out with the Great Firewall internet censorship system corners users into using Tencent’s WeChat, which is heavily surveilled by artificial intelligence
China Blocks Signal, Illustrating the Communist Regime’s Use of WeChat Surveillance
As China blocks Signal, an open-source encrypted messaging program, from the mainland, eyes are once again on the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) use of WeChat as a tool of surveillance, data collection, and monitoring against...
Vaccine Passport QR Codes Contact Tracing
‘SMART Health Cards’ Raise Concerns About Invasive Tech
The Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) emerged on Thursday touting itself as a “coalition of public and private partners committed to empowering individuals with digital access to their vaccination records based on open, interoperable standards.” The...