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How Britain Exported Next-Generation Surveillance

How Britain Exported Next-Generation Surveillance Thousands of cameras, millions of photographs, terabytes of data. You’re tracked, wherever you go. IT WAS A COOL, QUIET MONDAY EVENING in northeast England when the computer first told them about Peter Chapman. The clock read a little after five, and two officers from Cleveland police […]

Global Privacy: Time to reclaim control!

What can we achieve. What we are doing. A week to discuss global privacy Throughout these last days, in the context of the #dataprivacyweek, we have been talking about privacy from a global perspective, while showcasing the research done by Privacy International and the organisations who are part of its International Network. […]

Living under a microscope

The spread of drones in Latin America Privacy International is celebrating Data Privacy Week, where we’ll be talking about privacy and issues related to control, data protection, surveillance and identity. Join the conversation on Twitter using #dataprivacyweek. This post was written by Sebastian Becker (@sebabecks) of Datos Protegidos, a member of […]

The end of anonymity

IMAGE: Juliatim — 123RF Facial recognition has been around for a long time: anybody can create a reasonably accurate facial recognition system for around $35 using a Raspberry Pi and a few other components. But recent advances in processing capacity, image resolution and recognition algorithms now make this a convenient and secure […]

Smile, Your Face Is Now in a Database

How airports and DHS are using facial recognition on travelers Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images A crucial step has been added to international travel. If you aren’t a U.S. citizen, you might need more than just your documents in these 10 airports: Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, Logan in Boston, O’Hare in […]

Smile, Your Face Is Now in a Database

How airports and DHS are using facial recognition on travelers Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images A crucial step has been added to international travel. If you aren’t a U.S. citizen, you might need more than just your documents in these 10 airports: Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, Logan in Boston, O’Hare in […]