May 31st 2019

CBS – Police ethics panel says facial recognition should not be used “at the expense of valued liberties”

The London Policing Ethics Panel has released a review of the Metropolitan Police’s use of live facial recognition surveillance. The review concludes with a number of recommendations, including the need for police surveillance to be strictly necessary and proportionate, and for live facial recognition not to be used at the expense of valued liberties. Big […]

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May 31st 2019

Big Brother Watch joins NGOs + tech giants to tell GCHQ to drop encryption eavesdropping plans

We have written to GCHQ with other rights NGOs including Privacy International, Open Rights Group, Liberty, EFF, Human Rights Watch, Access Now, the Tor project; tech companies Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp, and many more groups, demanding a rethink of plans to add Government ghosts into encrypted conversations. Director of Big Brother Watch, Silkie Carlo, […]

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May 24th 2019

BBC – TfL to track tube users’ WiFi

A Big Brother Watch spokeswoman said: “We all should be concerned when our phones are tracked and movements monitored without our consent. “The public should be fully informed about what data will be taken from their phones, when and why, and reminded of their ability to prevent this tracking by turning off their wi-fi.” Read […]

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