August 06, 2020
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."
Mikko Hyppönen is the CRO of f-secure, the well-known computer security company from Finland. He did a few very good TED talks and now he’s outdone himself in his new TEDx talk which he held in Brussels
PAUL WALLICH usually walks his small son to the bus stop a stone’s throw from their Vermont home. But he can use a robot too: a football-sized drone, hovering several metres off the ground, follows a beacon stashed in the little boy’s school bag. A smartphone strapped to the device beams back video.
About 175.000 cameras CCTV are currently installed on Moscow, for security reasons. Of these, over 4.000 cameras are located in central areas of the city and as stated by the mayor of its capital Ρωσίας the 2017, 3.000 cameras have the face recognition technology of the goverment.
More than 170 UK researchers and scientists working in information security and privacy have signed a joint statement about their concerns over NHS plans to use a contact-tracing app to help contain the coronavirus outbreak, warning that the government must not create a tool that could be used for the purposes of surveillance.
Around the world, a diverse and growing chorus is calling for the use of smartphone proximity technology to fight COVID-19. In particular, public health experts and others argue that smartphones could provide a solution to an urgent need for rapid, widespread contact tracing—that is, tracking who infected people come in contact with as they move through the world. Proponents of this approach...
Discussions on the negative impact of Artificial Intelligence in society include horror stories plucked from either China’s high-tech surveillance state and its use of the controversial social credit system, or from the US and its use of recidivism algorithms and predictive policing.