Chinese subways are using AI facial recognition scanners to help detect whether people have coronavirus

2020-02-11 20:57

In Beijing, China, artificial intelligence and other temperature-detection measures are being ratcheted up.

Scared of surveillance? Here's where Big Brother is watching, according to a new report

2019-12-05 06:00

IT company Precise Security has compiled a list of the countries with the most surveillance cameras in the world.

Facial recognition is on the rise, but artificial intelligence is already being trained to recognise humans in new ways — including gait detection and heartbeat sensors

2019-10-30 11:36

Emerging technologies can recognise humans and track people's location by detecting their heartbeat, walking gait, and even skin cells left behind.

Don't fire execs for spying, says top Credit Suisse investor

2019-10-04 19:41

Credit Suisse Group AG’s top shareholder expressed alarm at the prospect of ousting top executives over the surveillance of former wealth management head Iqbal Khan.

EXPLAINER: Why you should care that parts of RICA are unlawful

2019-09-18 17:35

Legal experts unpack the latest high court ruling which declared parts of RICA unconstitutional.

The US government is testing surveillance balloons that could track multiple vehicles from 20 kilometres up, day or night

2019-08-03 10:48

In a newly discovered FCC filing, it was revealed that the US government is testing surveillance balloons in the US this summer.

Why parents should think twice about using tracking apps to keep tabs on their children

2019-05-20 14:45

From privacy concerns to breaching trust, an expert scrutinises the ethics of surveillance technology from the parental perspective.

Surveillance app raises concerns about children’s right to privacy

2019-02-28 12:36

The ClassDojo app allows teachers to record and photograph student behaviour and display student standings to an entire class, and it is being used in 180 countries.

Loophole used to spy on more than 70 000 phones in SA

2017-08-24 11:54

Exploiting a loophole in surveillance legislation, law enforcement agencies are spying on at least 70 000 phone numbers each year.

Snowden urges SA audience to fight for encryption

2016-11-01 09:28

US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden believes that citizens need to push institutions for a right to encryption when communicating.


OPINION: China's next gambit to save its economy will export dystopia worldwide

2019-12-16 16:11

Zimbabwe was one of the early export markets for surveillance technology developed in Xinjiang.

Is your Airbnb host spying on you with a hidden camera? Use this simple trick to find out.

2019-11-12 17:08

A cybersecurity expert has identified a simple trick anyone can use to find out whether your Airbnb host is monitoring you from afar.

Clash over controversial surveillance software turns personal

2019-10-20 16:11

FinFisher and its spyware has been the subject of previous news articles, advocacy group reports and a WikiLeaks release of documents and files.

OPINION: Is it legal to secretly record your boss?

2019-09-28 07:00

It's allowable under Rica but problematic under the Labour Relations Act, says Bradley Workman-Davies.

Cape Town wants to use drones to combat crime – here’s how it would work

2019-08-06 15:34

The City of Cape Town has trained a team six pilots and purchased several drones already. Now all they need is a green light.

SA government's take on surveillance law is regressive

2019-06-08 08:00

The country’s main communication surveillance law is undermined by the fact that decisions to grant interception directions are taken by only one retired judge, working alone without the benefit of an adversarial process, says Jane Duncan.

WATCH: China's 200 million surveillance cameras for 'safer' society

2019-05-08 10:24

There are more than 200 million surveillance cameras in China - four times the number in the US.

These Joburg suburbs are getting 15,000 CCTV cameras

2019-02-15 17:05

One suburb saw a 90% drop in crime since the addition of the cameras.

The plight of whistle-blowers

2017-02-17 09:48

With allegations having emerged of alleged unregulated spying by certain SA intelligence agencies, is SA poised for its own generation of whistle-blowers?

Edward Snowden addresses SA crowd on data snooping

2016-10-31 17:10

Whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke during a live-stream event hosted by former Greenpeace director, Kumi Naidoo, at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg.

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