July 13, 2020
Pakistani businessman Mirza Imran Baig shows a picture with his Uighur wife, Malika Mamiti, outside the Pakistani embassy in Beijing. Mamiti, was sent to a political-indoctrination camp after returning to China's far west Xinjiang region in May 2017, Baig said. Scores of Pakistani men whose Muslim Uighur wives have disappeared into internment camps in China feel helpless, fighting a wall of...
A Dutch COVID-19 tracking app has leaked user data as it made its source code available for scrutiny, according to local reports.
The application Aarogya Setu, was created in India and aims to detect new cases coronavirus. The country's government has now imposed this application to all private sector employees. Earlier, the Indian government had made the application mandatory for all government employees, even those working in public sector organizations.
Across Europe, highly intrusive and rights-violating facial recognition and biometric processing technologies are quietly becoming ubiquitous in our public spaces. As the European Commission consults the public on what to do, EDRi calls on the Commission and EU Member States to ensure that such technologies are comprehensively banned in both law and practice.
On July 23, in a keynote address at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University, US Attorney General William Barr took up a banner that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation have been waving for over a decade: the call for what former FBI director James Comey had referred to as a "golden key."
Government-led mass surveillance schemes in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom were delivered a potential blow by an opinion from the advocate-general of the EU's top court in Luxembourg on Wednesday (15 January).
After the last 24 hours of revelations following the publication of evidence that the surveillance firm NSO Group’s “Pegasus” malware is being leveraged to surveil journalists, activists, and others globally, as well as the launch of a lawsuit against NSO by WhatsApp, there are new concerns specifically regarding the impact in India. News organizations have reported that there is confirmation...
Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data -- and only two are considered crimes. "Do we blindly trust any future government? Because any right we give away, we give away for good."