Jan 30th 2019

The Guardian – Big Brother Watch & press freedoms groups call for urgent changes to new surveillance Bill

Big Brother Watch, Reporters Without Borders, Index on Censorship, English PEN, Open Rights Group, NUS, Committee on the Administration of Justice and Cage have written an open letter to parliamentarians warning that the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill threatens privacy and free expression rights. The Bill drastically reduces the thresholds for authorities to intercept electronic messages, […]

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Jan 21st 2019

The Independent – Police spent over £200,000 on facial recognition ‘trial’ which resulted in 0 arrests

The Metropolitan Police spent over £222,000 on several live facial recognition trials – not including the cost of uniformed and undercover officers – and didn’t make a single arrest. Director Silkie Carlo said: “I think members of the public will be disappointed to see the police have spent over £200,000 in this shambles experiment playing […]

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Jan 20th 2019

Mail on Sunday – University accused of using ‘sinister’ surveillance technology to track students

A university has been found to be surveillance technology to track students and check what websites they are looking at, with the vice-Chancellor saying that the university ‘pretty much knows what you’re doing 24/7’ thanks to its use of new technology. Director Silkie Carlo said:  “This sinister surveillance campus is the horrifying result of institutionalising […]

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