U.S. Air Force explores surveillance via the Internet of Things, Congress questions warrantless access to cellphone data, and court challenges to Baltimore’s aerial surveillance program continue.
Proposed expansion of biometric data gathering by CBP, Canadian Mounted Police declare ‘You Have Zero Privacy,’ and the U.S. military is tracking you through your phone apps.
EU discovered extensively supporting surveillance in non-member countries with controversial tools, California passes CPRA privacy regulation, and facial recognition tools turned on a new subject: bears.
NSA’s encryption back doors exploited by the Chinese government; law enforcement has widespread access to iPhone encryption-breaking tools; and data breaches impacting Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Pfizer, etc.
Dataminr does racial profiling as a service for police, colleges and school districts use COVID-19 to justify heavy investments in surveillance, and senators push back against DHS biometrics proposal.