Tag Archives: Surveillance

13Nov/17

In China, facial recognition advances lets big brother watch ever more closely

BEIJING, CHINA (REUTERS) – If you cross the street in urban China these days, chances are you’re being watched. The country has built the world’s largest video surveillance network with tens of millions of cameras, and they are now increasingly capable of automatically identifying people’s basic information thanks to technological advances and big data. Continue reading

08Oct/17

World’s first smart police station opens in Dubai

China Central Television (CCTV) – The world’s first smart police station, which will provide around-the-clock services to the public without police officers on site, opened in Dubai recently. Continue reading

05Jul/17

AI tech checks your ID the same way humans do

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (REUTERS – A groundbreaking technology is promising to revolutionise electronic identification and authentication, according to its South African developers.
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12Jan/17

Two British arrested in Rome for suspected cyber spying

China Central Television (CCTV) – Italian police Tuesday said they arrested two British citizens on suspicion of cyber-espionage.
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22Nov/16

Brazen New York store heist caught on camera

Surveillance video captures two men carrying out a brazen daylight robbery at a luxury watch store in an upscale Manhattan neighborhood.

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01Mar/16

Brooklyn judge denies government’s request to unlock iPhone in drug case

A federal judge denies the U.S. government’s motion to compel Apple to provide access into an iPhone used in a drug case, according to court documents.

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24Sep/15

U.S. spy fugitive Snowden launches push for global privacy treaty

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears in New York City via video link from Moscow to promote a new global treaty against mass surveillance.

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09Sep/15

New app lets consumers test cosmetics without purchasing products

A new app called Try It On enables users to test cosmetics virtually. Using facial recognition technology and specialized algorithms, consumers can snap a selfie, scan a bar code on their phone and instantly know what they’ll look like.

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21Aug/15

British spies reveal file on Nobel winner Doris Lessing

Files reveal that Nobel-prize winning author Doris Lessing was placed under surveillance by the British intelligence services for more than 20 years.

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14Jun/15

UK terrorism law watchdog calls for major surveillance overhaul

David Anderson, Britain’s independent reviewer of anti-terrorism laws, says the framework overseeing the interception of emails, phone calls and online activity by police and spies needs a major overhaul.

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