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U.K. Home Secretary Calls for WhatsApp Access after Terror Attack

In a Sunday appearance on BBC’s Andrew Marr show, U.K. Secretary of State Amber Rudd said the end-to-end encryption capabilities of messaging tools like WhatsApp are “completely unacceptable,” and argued that tech companies had a responsibility to provide governments with access to user data to help counter terrorism. 406 more words


Police Body Cameras and Face Recognition point to Perpetual Surveillance

Police body cameras are widely seen as a way to improve law enforcement’s transparency with the public. But when mixed with police use of facial-recognition tools, the prospect of continual surveillance comes with big risks to privacy.

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Police want Minority Report tech, but problems persist

Last summer, a coalition of American civil rights groups came together to denounce the increasing proliferation of “predictive policing” technologies that they described as “profoundly flawed.” Nevertheless, the development of these technologies hurtles forward both in the United States and around the world. 626 more words

They Can See a ‘Stick of Butter from Space’ — The Billion Dollar Spy Agency You’ve Never Heard Of

By Claire Bernish | The Free Thought Project

While most Americans would consider the CIA, and perhaps the NSA, household names, one U.S. spy agency — whose headquarters surpasses the U.S. 1,245 more words


Dennis J. Bernstein | Coleen Rowley interview: Surveillance State Goes After Trump

Our mainstream news is saying that…the Russians own Trump, and basically that this has undermined our democracy and our electoral process. That part of it we have seen no evidence of. 2,733 more words

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Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it's a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings

UK biomimetic engineering startup Animal Dynamics is building a microdrone with wings inspired by the flapping flight of a dragonfly. The project, which started in June 2015 with a feasibility study, is being funded with £1.5 million from the UK Ministry of Defence, via… 2,121 more words


Berkeley Police Ask Public's Help Identifying Suspected Prowler

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Berkeley police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspected prowler who was caught on camera allegedly trying to break into cars early Sunday morning. 174 more words