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Google will not allow the use of its artificial intelligence technology in weapons and surveillance tools
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Google will not allow the use of its artificial intelligence technology in weapons and surveillance tools

Google will not allow its artificial intelligence software to be used in weapons or unreasonable surveillance efforts under new standards said Sundar Pichai

Beijing's obsession with surveillance includes gadgets that can forcibly retrieving data from phones
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Beijing's obsession with surveillance includes gadgets that can forcibly retrieving data from phones

The rise of sophisticated monitoring technology in China has raised fears among rights activists that Chinese citizens will have little space left that remains private.

NSA collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans in 2017: Report
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NSA collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans in 2017: Report

The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency after US lawmakers passed a law in 2015 that sought to limit its ability to collect such records in bulk.

Aadhaar hearing: People must have a choice in the unstoppable march towards technology, argue petitioners
India

Aadhaar hearing: People must have a choice in the unstoppable march towards technology, argue petitioners

Shyam Divan argued that the State’s expert report conceded that location data could be tracked via Aadhaar, thus establishing surveillance in a fundamental form.

Google is drafting new ethical standards for using technology after employees expressed anger over a US Defence Dept project
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Google is drafting new ethical standards for using technology after employees expressed anger over a US Defence Dept project

Greene promised employees that Google would not sign up for any further work on ‘Maven’ or similar projects without having new ethical principles in place, according to Defense One’s sources.

Airbnb to start disclosing host information to Chinese government agencies: Report
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Airbnb to start disclosing host information to Chinese government agencies: Report

China’s strict regulations on residency require citizens and tourists to register their addresses with the police when they arrive in the country or stay at a hotel, within 24 hours.

PNB scam: The Nirav Modis and Vijay Mallyas of India have turned escaping authorities into an art of living
India

PNB scam: The Nirav Modis and Vijay Mallyas of India have turned escaping authorities into an art of living

Nirav Modi, his wife, and uncle Mehul Choksi sauntered into the airport and left the country when the probe into their activities was already well on its way, proving once again the legit way is also the safest way to escape

What you need to look for when selecting a suitable hard drive for video surveillance systems
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What you need to look for when selecting a suitable hard drive for video surveillance systems

Many surveillance systems continue to use non-surveillance specific drives that have not been tested specifically to meet the demands of modern day CCTV systems.

Chinese police are tracking citizens using facial-recognition supporting sunglasses
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Chinese police are tracking citizens using facial-recognition supporting sunglasses

The police have been successful in compromising around seven suspects who were wanted in major cases ranging from hit-and-run to human trafficking.

IAF officer detained for espionage, attempt to access sensitive documents: Nirmala Sitharaman claims 'enough reasons for detention'
India

IAF officer detained for espionage, attempt to access sensitive documents: Nirmala Sitharaman claims 'enough reasons for detention'

An IAF officer was taken into custody on the basis of surveillance and the action was not taken in a hurry, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Aadhaar case: SC looking at striking a balance between disbursal of social welfare benefits and data aggregation
India

Aadhaar case: SC looking at striking a balance between disbursal of social welfare benefits and data aggregation

The Court stated that a balance would have to be struck between the state’s interest in disbursal of welfare benefits and privacy concerns with aggregation of data.

Aadhaar case: Why SC needs to look into technical evidence of Aadhaar’s surveillance capabilities
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Aadhaar case: Why SC needs to look into technical evidence of Aadhaar’s surveillance capabilities

Technical experts have long since been asserting the surveillance capabilities of Aadhaar, and this has now taken the form of affidavits before the Supreme Court in the ongoing Aadhaar case.

Indian Railways to make budgetary provision of Rs 3,000 crore for CCTV cameras in all trains
India

Indian Railways to make budgetary provision of Rs 3,000 crore for CCTV cameras in all trains

In its endeavour to provide a safe and secure travel experience to passengers, Indian Railways is pitching for the procurement of about 12 lakh CCTV cameras to ensure state-of-the-art surveillance systems.

Indian Railways planning to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras at 8,500 railway stations across India
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Indian Railways planning to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras at 8,500 railway stations across India

Railways is exploring various options to fund the installation of the CCTV surveillance systems — and may even raise resources from the market if needed.

CCTVs in Delhi classrooms: Kejriwal government's move sparks concerns about surveillance
India

CCTVs in Delhi classrooms: Kejriwal government's move sparks concerns about surveillance

Ardent believers in CCTV cameras as the panacea for crime, constantly point at how violent crimes can be prevented if schools are brought under a camera shield.

WeChat messaging app denies storing users' chat history in response to allegations by prominent businessman
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WeChat messaging app denies storing users' chat history in response to allegations by prominent businessman

"WeChat does not store any users' chat history. That is only stored in users' mobiles, computers, and other terminals," WeChat said

Pakistan planning American-style surveillance for foreigners, says foreign minister Khawaja Asif
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Pakistan planning American-style surveillance for foreigners, says foreign minister Khawaja Asif

There is a dire need of having such tracking system which will be helpful in monitoring the movement of foreigners, Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said

Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 shuts down  surveillance camera livestreaming platform over privacy concerns
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Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 shuts down surveillance camera livestreaming platform over privacy concerns

Qihoo has previously said it was up to the owners of the cameras to inform people that they could be streamed.

Aadhaar cards linked with mobile numbers are an Orwellian nightmare, offer ringside seat to Big Brother
India

Aadhaar cards linked with mobile numbers are an Orwellian nightmare, offer ringside seat to Big Brother

Through the Aadhaar card, Big Brother will not only be watching, he will be cataloguing your preferences, lifestyle and intrude into every aspect of life.

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017: Surveillance teams to monitor undisclosed cash, says CEO
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Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017: Surveillance teams to monitor undisclosed cash, says CEO

Static and mobile surveillance teams will keep a close eye on the flow of cash during the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh, the Election Commission said on Sunday.