Surveillance


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Civil rights groups worry France is taking a step toward a surveillance state. It is about to become the first European Union country to introduce facial recognition software for government services. […]
But that’s exactly what Alicem…

[…] “An experiment without any goals is a joke,” said Arthur Messaud, a legal expert at French internet freedom advocacy group La Quadrature du Net. “We’re putting the cat among the pigeons by allowing the generalized…

Though non-binding, the opinion hands a victory to digital rights groups, parents and teachers’ unions that opposed the experiment. […]
French digital rights group La Quadrature du Net, which led the charge against the high school trials…

France is poised to become the first European country to use facial recognition technology to give citizens a secure digital identity — whether they want it or not. […]
“The government wants to funnel people to use Alicem…

It’s an interesting twist of fate that the European governments whose job it is to enforce sweeping new data-protection laws, rolled out to curb intrusive tech firms like Facebook Inc. and Google Inc., are increasingly…

France is poised to become the first European country to use facial recognition technology to give citizens a secure digital identity — whether they want it or not. […]
“The government wants to funnel people to use Alicem…

European Digital Rights (EDRi), together with 45 NGOs, academics and companies across 15 countries, has sent an open letter to European policymakers and regulators, warning about widespread and potentially growing use of deep packet inspection…

Today 45 NGOs, Academics and Companies from 15 countries released an open letter outlining the dangers of the wide-spread use of privacy invasive Deep Packet Inspection technology in the European Union. The letter is referencing…

The Atlantic podcast Crazy/Genius returns to explain how privacy became the most important idea on the internet—and why it’s still so confusing. […]
“I think privacy is the wrong way to describe the issue we face in…

What isn’t obvious on Ever’s website or app — except for a brief reference that was added to the privacy policy after NBC News reached out to the company in April — is that the photos people…