AWS Bans NSO Group Behind Pegasus Spyware Used Against Journalists

Amazon Web Services has shut down the accounts of Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group, following explosive revelations of its software being used to target activist and journalists.

France Clears Microsoft and Google’s Cloud Technology for Sensitive Data

France has decided Google and Microsoft’s cloud technology can be used for sensitive data — with caveats.

’Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act’ Tackles Warrantless Surveillance

A proposed piece of legislation would tackle surveillance and the warrantless purchase of individual location data.

Hackers Access 150,000 Security Cameras: Tesla, Hospitals and Prisons Exposed

A groups of hackers has gained access to roughly 150,000 Verkada security cameras, exposing a slew of customer live feeds.

Clearview AI Dealt Blow in Canada, Called Illegal

Clearview AI has been dealt its biggest blow yet, with Canada calling the app illegal and demanding it delete photos of Canadian citizens.

IRS Under Investigation For Illegally Tracking Americans via Their Phones

The IRS is under investigation by the US Treasury’s Inspector General for purchasing smartphone data to illegally track Americans.

Amazon Follows IBM, Bans Police Use of Rekognition

Amazon has announced a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, Rekognition.

‘Fool Me Once…’ — Clearview AI Promises to End Private Contracts

Clearview AI has promised it will end all contracts with private companies in the face of public backlash and lawsuits.

FBI Using Fitness App to Track You

It was bound to happen. With mass surveillance being one of the most effective tools in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the FBI may be taking the first steps.

Senators Introduce Bill to Temporarily Ban Law Enforcement Facial Recognition

The proposed bill (PDF) comes in the wake of revelations that law enforcement agencies across the country have been using Clearview AI’s software.