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Sundar Pichai supports temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft believes otherwise
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Sundar Pichai supports temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft believes otherwise

Alphabet's CEO Pichai urged regulators to take a 'proportionate approach' when drafting rules.

China starts new mandatory rule for telcos to scan faces of new mobile phone users
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China starts new mandatory rule for telcos to scan faces of new mobile phone users

China is home to some of the world’s leaders in facial recognition software, including Megvii and SenseTime.

India's facial recognition project's bidding deadline extended to Jan 2020; IFF awaiting NCRB's response on matter
India

India's facial recognition project's bidding deadline extended to Jan 2020; IFF awaiting NCRB's response on matter

The NCRB defended the facial recognition system saying that it will be used to identify missing people.

India building the world's biggest facial recognition system for mass surveillance
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India building the world's biggest facial recognition system for mass surveillance

Human rights and technology experts in India warned of the risks to privacy from increased surveillance.

Facebook-WhatsApp case in SC: Mass surveillance possibilities can increase with creation of national decryption agency
India

Facebook-WhatsApp case in SC: Mass surveillance possibilities can increase with creation of national decryption agency

Mass surveillance, while inherently unconstitutional on account of being a completely disproportionate invasion of privacy, is unfortunately still a possibility, until it is expressly prohibited.

MHA notification: Debate on digital surveillance must move beyond privacy and data protection laws
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MHA notification: Debate on digital surveillance must move beyond privacy and data protection laws

The answer to the never-ending streams of surveillance news lie in alternative ideas of data governance.

Google's AI charter is a good start, but it will not be enough to stave off the inevitable AI apocalypse
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Google's AI charter is a good start, but it will not be enough to stave off the inevitable AI apocalypse

The objectives of the new policy state that Google’s use of AI must be socially beneficial, unbiased and safe. But Google has also left several loopholes.

US Supreme Court signals possible limits on location tracking from cell phone records, noting most Americans want to avoid
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US Supreme Court signals possible limits on location tracking from cell phone records, noting most Americans want to avoid "Big Brother"

The legal fight has raised questions about the degree to which companies protect customers’ privacy rights.

Mass retention of data is illegal, says European Union court
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Mass retention of data is illegal, says European Union court

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) said its ruling was based on the view that holding traffic and location data en masse allowed "very precise conclusions to be drawn concerning the private lives of the persons whose data has been retained".

No control over NSA surveillance in country, claims New Zealand PM
World

No control over NSA surveillance in country, claims New Zealand PM

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Wednesday said his government and intelligence agencies had no control over what data the US National Security Agency (NSA) collected from its citizens.

Snowden's evidence suggests New Zealand was planning mass domestic surveillance: US journo
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Snowden's evidence suggests New Zealand was planning mass domestic surveillance: US journo

New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a US investigative journalist said on Monday, five days before the country goes to the polls, provoking immediate denials from Prime Minister John Key.

US Congress 'unimpressed' with Snowden's victory declaration
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US Congress 'unimpressed' with Snowden's victory declaration

Members of Congress said Sunday they weren't impressed with Edward Snowden's recent publicity blitz calling for an end to mass surveillance and declaring that he's already accomplished his mission.

The Guardian editor tells parliament Snowden data is secure
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The Guardian editor tells parliament Snowden data is secure

Britain's Guardian newspaper has published less than one percent of the information leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden and kept the rest secure, editor Alan Rusbridger told a parliamentary committee on Monday.