COVID-19 apps used in mass surveillance, China collects DNA from tens of millions of males, and an interview with Simone Browne on the long racist history of surveillance technology.
Schools test wearable surveillance beacons for COVID-19 containment; investigations into predator drone, FBI, and DEA surveillance of protesters; and Signal adds face-blurring anonymization tool to messaging app.
Guides for mitigating surveillance while protesting during the pandemic, schools ramping up student surveillance in response to COVID-19, and Zoom won’t encrypt free calls so it can work with the FBI.
Surveillance creep during COVID-19 intensifies; Amazon, Microsoft, and Google provide web services to blacklisted Chinese surveillance firms; and PUA-related data breaches spread.
French COVID-19 drones grounded, German mass surveillance abroad ruled unconstitutional, and states’ PUA sites are breached or leaking.