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France under fire over fast-track plan for AI video surveillance at Paris Olympics
Ministers say exceptional security needed but rights groups warn new law could extend police powers permanently

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

31, Jan, 2023 @12:06 PM

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Greek government faces confidence vote over spying row
Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused of orchestrating mass wiretaps of political allies and foes

Helena Smith in Athens

25, Jan, 2023 @8:57 PM

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Why it’s time to stop filming strangers in public for social media thrills | Jason Okundaye
Whatever happened to respecting people’s basic dignity, asks the writer and researcher Jason Okundaye

Jason Okundaye

25, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Prof Karen Levy: ‘The more workers are monitored, the less they think outside the box’
The information science expert discusses the drawbacks of surveillance technology for long-distance lorry drivers – and everyone else

Zoë Corbyn

22, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Meta alleges surveillance firm collected data on 600,000 users via fake accounts
Lawsuit targets Voyager after Guardian investigation uncovered police partnership and company’s claims it could predict crime

Sam Levin and Johana Bhuiyan

12, Jan, 2023 @10:21 PM

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Meta warns spyware still being used to target people on social media
Facebook owner says companies are adapting and changing tactics in face of efforts to shut down activities

Stephanie Kirchgaessner

15, Dec, 2022 @1:45 PM

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No safe haven? The Bahraini dissident still menaced after gaining UK asylum
Exiled protest organiser Yusuf al-Jamri is beginning legal action against Bahrain and NSO Group after finding Pegasus spyware on his phone

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

06, Dec, 2022 @1:48 PM

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Met police illegally filmed children as young as 10 at climate protest
Big Brother Watch’s FoI request shows force rebuked by watchdog for recording 2019 school strike action in London

Damien Gayle Environment correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @11:02 AM

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Chinese security firm advertises ethnicity recognition technology while facing UK ban
Campaigners concerned that ‘same racist technology used to repress Uyghurs is being marketed in Britain’

Alex Hern UK technology editor

04, Dec, 2022 @5:08 PM

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‘Still creeped out’: Queensland activist asks Adani to destroy surveillance photos taken of family
Ben Pennings says matter continues to cause ‘anxiety’ after nine-year-old photographed, according to letters

Ben Smee

28, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Pegasus spyware inquiry targeted by disinformation campaign, say experts
European parliament is investigating powerful surveillance tool used by governments around the world

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Sam Jones in Madrid

28, Nov, 2022 @12:14 PM

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Electronic monitoring in community could reduce immigration detention, document states
Briefing note reveals surveillance among ‘key initiatives being further explored’ by home affairs department

Paul Karp

21, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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