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On a wet and rainy night, New York City police officers stand together, facing in the direction of Black Lives Matter protestors who are gathered in Times Square and demonstrating against police violence.

Emails show NYPD went undercover to Black Lives Matter protests and kept photos of activists for years

Newly discovered emails show how officers from the New York City Police Department went to extreme lengths to monitor active members of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Children wearing uniforms wait to enter their classroom on January 21, 2015 at the Beichuan Red army elementary school.

Chinese schoolkids are being tracked and monitored through tech embedded in their ‘smart uniforms’

Schools in China are dressing students in "smart uniforms" with GPS trackers to confirm their whereabouts and behavior in real time.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon employees are reportedly gearing up to confront CEO Jeff Bezos at an all-staff meeting this week about selling facial recognition software to l...

Workers petitioned the Amazon CEO in the past to stop selling Rekognition software to police, but employees will reportedly ramp up pressure this week.
An internet cafe in Wuhan, China.

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy ‘social credit’ system — here’s what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, ...

Chinese people are being introduced to a scheme that monitors their behaviour, scores them, and doles out punishments and rewards.
A ethnic Uyghur woman sweeps outside her house on July 1, 2017 in the old town of Kashgar, in the far western Xinjiang province, China.

How a Chinese region that accounts for just 1.5% of the population became one of the most intrusive police states in the world

Xinjiang is home to 1.5% of the China's population but accounted for one in five arrests in 2017. This didn't include the hundreds of thousands of people, possibly 1 million, who are being held in extrajudicial political 're-education camps' that some fear could become the scene of mass murders.

China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance technology isn’t nearly as all-seeing as the government wants you to think

The Chinese government is working to combine its 170+ million security cameras with artificial intelligence and facial recognition to create a vast surveillance state. But recent reports suggest the technology is not as ubiquitous or as useful as the government wants citizens to believe.
A 21-story building in New York City that can survive a nuclear blast.

These towering, windowless, bomb-proof buildings in major US cities are reportedly part of an under-the-radar partnership between AT&T and the NS...

The NSA has been using AT&T facilities in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC, to tap into phone, text, and browsing records of people in the US and around the world. It is part of a massive surveillance program codenamed Fairview.

China wants to track every driver by putting RFID chips on car windshields

RFID chips will be installed on the windscreens of all new cars to help with congestion, pollution, and public security. But with facial recognition technology and the social credit system on the horizon, there are significant privacy concerns.
Sarah Guo of Greylock Partners.

A top tech investor says cameras watching your every move is inevitable in the US: ‘It’s not my fault what the future holds, so if it̵...

Sarah Guo of Greylock Partners predicts that someday surveillance cameras will watch your every move and that it will change people's behavior.
Exfiltrated content included military photos with US army personnel

Pakistani military allegedly accessed data of US, UK, and Australian officials and diplomats

Victims unknowingly gave access to images of US military hardware, photos of passports, details of diplomatic visits, and letters from senior officials. The malware could also detect when a victim was driving and turn off SMS and internet reception during that time.