A report from the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED delves into a wide-scale surveillance system being developed for police forces. How can the trade off between safety and privacy be negotiated as technology gets more and more sophisticated? Continue reading
A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their lives easier in many ways. Continue reading
- With power of facial recognition and high-tech surveillance, where to draw the line between safety and spying?
The FBI’s Next Generation Identification program, officially launching this summer, will give police access to more data than ever before by way of biometrics—biological marks from facial scans and palm prints—to identify suspects. Some opponents worry this growing web of security will give police too much personal information without a warrant. The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Amanda Pike reports. Continue reading
A report from Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED takes a look at wide-area surveillance technology, described as “Google Earth with a rewind button and the ability to play back the movement of cars and people as they scurry about the city.” Continue reading
The Obama administration has been conducting warrantless searches of Americans’ communications as part of the NSA’s surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration’s top intelligence official confirmed in a letter to Congress disclosed Tuesday.
The weather is warm at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, yet U.S.-Russian relations are still in the deep freeze. Back in 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Russia’s top diplomat a red button labeled “reset” to symbolize how U.S. relations had thawed — even though it was mistranslated into Russian. Continue reading
Activists will encourage internet users to protest government surveillance Tuesday via social media and to phone or email their representatives in Congress. Continue reading
During his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, President Obama stated that he would work with Congress to reform U.S. surveillance practices; citing the need for America to move off a “permanent war footing.” The president stated that the … Continue reading
Even before President Obama outlined his proposed changes in how the NSA should collect data for surveillance, many tech giants were vocal in their criticism. Gwen Ifill discusses what’s at stake with Christian Dawson of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition and Nuala O’Connor of the Center for Democracy and Technology. Continue reading
A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans’ phone records are stored. Continue reading