Camera never lies.
If you thought police surveillance was mere CCTV, it's time to catch up on what's happening on the other side of the lens.
ParentsNext requires places like libraries and public pools to monitor parents' attendance at activities. This undermines their role as spaces of inclusion and support.
The dominant reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984” has been that it was a dire prediction of what could be.
Denis Hamel Côté
In the year 1984, there was self-congratulatory coverage that the dystopia of the novel had not been realized. However, an expert argues that the technologies described in the novel are here and watching us.
Campaigners in the UK are pushing to protect privacy and make the security services more accountable.
The constitutionality of South Africa’s surveillance law is being challenged in court.
South Africa's law that regulates the Interception of communications is being challenged on the basis it can be abused by rogue elements in intelligence.
According to FBI memos, King witnessed and encouraged a rape in a hotel room.
King was once thought of as a saint beyond reproach. It eventually emerged that he was a womanizer. But we now have to ask the unthinkable: Did King enable abuse?
The Northern Territory government is expanding the CCTV surveillance network.
Darwin is one of the aspiring 'smart cities' that is adopting Chinese technology that can identify and track individuals. Add changes in Australian law, and we have the makings of a surveillance state.
Are tracking technologies changing parenting?
Apps these days allow parents to track their children. An expert explains, why these technologies should be a reason for worry if you are a parent,
In the Boston bombing case, police used CCTV footage to help identify the suspects.
These days surveillance isn't just CCTV. Police now have access to body cams, drones and facial recognition systems – and it's helping police not only solve crime, but prevent it too.
Technology can significantly improve governments’ surveillance abilities.
Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
A SenseTime artificial intelligence system monitors an intersection in China.
AI can help make government more efficient – but at what cost? Citizens' lives could be better or worse, based on how the technology is used.
For a small fee, anyone can post sensitive documents publicly on a blockchain.
Chinese users have started posting sensitive materials, like documents of sexual assault, on the blockchain. But the government has taken its own steps to crack down on this practice.
Facial recognition is already in our schools.
New technologies like facial recognition are coming – whether we like it or not. We can't turn back the tide, but we can manage new technology to do the least harm and most good.
New legislation allows Australian government agencies to access encrypted WhatsApp messages.
The government can access your phone metadata, drivers licence photo and much more. And new research shows Australians are OK about it. But that might change.
ClassDojo is an app used by teachers across the world to manage behaviour in the classroom.
Teachers should seriously reconsider using technology to monitor behaviour because of the negative impact it could have on students.
If you're worried your phone is recording your private conversations, look closer at the data you've already agreed to give away.
Women in totalitarian states are among those particularly at risk by government’s use of Big Data to spy on its citizens.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
If you feel like you’re being watched, it could be your smartphone spying on you.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
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Conservation surveillance can generate fear and anger among local people.
A new book asks how we navigate the line between freedom of information and national security.
A new book examines the relationship between national security and access to information in Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Canada, comparing it with other countries around the world.