Tag: Mass Surveillance

US Senate Ends Debate on NSA’s Warrantless Mass Surveillance Proposal

The last thing our society needs is having another government agency be granted even more oversight. This is especially true if that agency is none other than the NSA. For some reason, the US Senate has voted to end debate on expanding the NSA’s surveillance authority even further. The debate in question was rather one-sided, and the “but terrorism” argument was seemingly sufficient to persuade legislators. This is anything but a positive development for …
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Australian Government Faces Scrutiny Over New Facial Recognition Measures

Any new proposal signed by politicians related to facial recognition technology will be met with a lot of scrutiny. Consumers are slowly becoming more privacy-aware, which means they will not respond kindly to any invasive measures whatsoever. Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has claimed his country’s automated face-matching regime under anti-terrorism rules will not invade individuals’ privacy. His country’s citizens are hardly convinced that is the case, though. Australia Sets a Disturbing Facial …
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German Draft Law Can Effectively End Online and Offline Consumer Privacy

Privacy rights seem very difficult to come by in this day and age of regulatory scrutiny. Even though Germany has always respected user privacy above anything else, this  will come to change moving forward. And interior ministry draft law would no longer offer consumers the right to know what type of information is being collected by third parties. Moreover, video surveillance would become greenlit on a national level, which is …
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German Minister Favors Facial Recognition in Public Places

Privacy is a topic that seems to be less valuable to governments every single day. German Minister Thomas de Maiziere has stated he wants facial recognition enabled in all German stations moving forward. This level of mass surveillance is not something anyone should be looking forward to. At the same time, this measure is not entirely unexpected. More Mass Surveillance In Germany? It is certainly true law enforcement agencies need …
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