Category Archives: Surveillance

The Global Surveillance System: How You, Me & Facebook Are Building It

“Facebook tries to explain their practices in ways that make Facebook look like the good guy, that they are somehow protecting your privacy,” said Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group. “But

The Global Surveillance System: How You, Me & Facebook Are Building It

“Facebook tries to explain their practices in ways that make Facebook look like the good guy, that they are somehow protecting your privacy,” said Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group. “But

Facebook Patents Show Site Tracks Users In Real World

When Facebook rolled out facial recognition tools in the European Union this year, it promoted the technology as a way to help people safeguard their online identities. “Face recognition technology allows us to help protect you from a stranger using

Facebook Patents Show Site Tracks Users In Real World

When Facebook rolled out facial recognition tools in the European Union this year, it promoted the technology as a way to help people safeguard their online identities. “Face recognition technology allows us to help protect you from a stranger using

Now That Surveillance State Is In Place, Chinese Startup Funded By Government Develops AI That Can Identify Anyone, Anywhere

Two Chinese startups, SenseTime and Megvii, are becoming the world leaders in real-world deployment of facial recognition software, drawing eye-popping valuations in the billions of dollars. The companies primarily have gotten attention due to their use by Chinese police to

Now That Surveillance State Is In Place, Chinese Startup Funded By Government Develops AI That Can Identify Anyone, Anywhere

Two Chinese startups, SenseTime and Megvii, are becoming the world leaders in real-world deployment of facial recognition software, drawing eye-popping valuations in the billions of dollars. The companies primarily have gotten attention due to their use by Chinese police to

YouTube Debuts Plan To Promote ‘Authoritative News’

Following a year in which YouTube has repeatedly promoted conspiracy-theory videos during breaking news events like the shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Las Vegas, the company announced on Monday a slew of new features it hopes will make news on

YouTube Debuts Plan To Promote ‘Authoritative News’

Following a year in which YouTube has repeatedly promoted conspiracy-theory videos during breaking news events like the shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Las Vegas, the company announced on Monday a slew of new features it hopes will make news on

Your Smart Tv Is Collecting More Than Your Movie Preferences

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without

Your Smart Tv Is Collecting More Than Your Movie Preferences

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without

Amazon’s Fusion With The State Shows NeoLiberalism’s Drift To NeoFacism

In Part 1 of our investigative series on Surveillance Capitalism, MPN spoke to author Yasha Levine and Monthly Review editor John Bellamy Foster about the rise of the Amazon.com empire and its fusion with the U.S. state apparatus. In our next installments, we will

Amazon’s Fusion With The State Shows NeoLiberalism’s Drift To NeoFacism

In Part 1 of our investigative series on Surveillance Capitalism, MPN spoke to author Yasha Levine and Monthly Review editor John Bellamy Foster about the rise of the Amazon.com empire and its fusion with the U.S. state apparatus. In our next installments, we will