UK watchdog to investigate King’s Cross facial recognition tech used to spy on public

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is launching an investigation into the use of facial recognition technology at King’s Cross following media reports of the covert practice. On Thursday, UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the use of cameras to Read More …

Kazakh government will intercept the nation’s HTTPS traffic

Internet service providers (ISPs) based in Kazakhstan are being instructed to force their users to install government-issued root certificates on their devices to allow agencies to intercept web traffic. The increasingly-widespread Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) refers to the transmission of Read More …

Sweden and UK’s surveillance programs on trial at the European Court of Human Rights

This week, the highest body of the European Court of Human Rights heard arguments against the mass surveillance programs of two countries, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The legal proceedings in the two cases started years before, in 2008 and Read More …

London Underground to begin tracking passengers through Wi-Fi hotspots

Transport for London (TfL) is planning to roll out a system to track commuters making use of public Wi-Fi hotspots across the London Underground in coming months. The UK transport agency said on Wednesday that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on Read More …

Facial recognition technology ‘violates human rights and must end’, landmark court case hears

Police are breaking human rights law with the use of controversial facial recognition software, a landmark court case has heard. Ed Bridges is bringing the first legal challenge on the technology, which has been trialled by forces in different parts of the Read More …

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

It’s no secret that Google tracks you everywhere, even when you keep Google’s Location History feature disabled. As revealed by an Associated Press investigation in 2018, other Google apps like Maps or daily weather update service on Android allows the tech Read More …

Analysis: Drone Tech Creates New Type of Blended Threat

Hacked drones are breaching physical and cyberdefenses to cause disruption and steal data, experts warn. In the run-up to Christmas 2018, rogue drones grounded planes at London Gatwick, the UK’s second-busiest airport. Four months later, the operators have not been Read More …

Russia bans military from using smartphones

Russian legislators have adopted a new bill banning servicemen from using electronic devises capable of taking photos, videos, and collecting geolocation data – basically, all modern portable gadgets. The bill, approved by the State Duma in the final reading on Read More …