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Anti-terrorism law weak, Senate wants longer surveillance, detention of suspects

Oct 01, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Proposed amendments to the Human Security Act include increasing surveillance to at least 90 days and detention to at least 30 days for 'suspected terrorists'

MONITOR. Amendments to the Human Security act eye longer periods of surveillance and detention.

Prone to abuse: State surveillance as a tool to silence critics

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Human rights activists say the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen's right to privacy

You think your data, communication devices are safe? Think again

Mar 17, 2018 - 11:01 PM

According to privacy rights group Privacy International, there have been at least 7 recorded sales of surveillance equipment to the Philippines

ACCESS. Information and communications on a person's device can be accessed through the use of different types of equipment and software.

State surveillance: A necessary evil?

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of 'national security'. But who defines what 'national security' is? To what extent is state surveillance legal?

India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:50 PM

This landmark verdict could have a major impact on the government s biometric program which has recorded the fingerprints and iris scans of more than one billion Indians

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 18, 2017 shows an Indian visitor giving a thumb impression to withdraw money from his bank account with his Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) card during a Digi Dhan Mela, held to promote digital payment, in Hyderabad. India's Supreme Court ruled August 24 that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark verdict that could have wide-reaching implications for the government's biometric programme which holds data on over one billion people.  / AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

Web privacy debate in Italy after woman's suicide

Sep 15, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Her death comes a year after she sent a video of herself having sex to some friends including her ex boyfriend to make him jealous The video and her name soon find their way to the web fueling mockery of the woman online

US appeals court rules NSA bulk data sweep illegal

May 08, 2015 - 3:50 AM

The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against the NSA and the FBI

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs – report

Jun 02, 2014 - 1:16 AM

The NSA intercepts millions of images per day including 55 000 facial recognition quality images according to leaked documents

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

NSA eyes encryption-breaking 'quantum' machine –report

Jan 03, 2014 - 7:54 AM

With its vast computing power a quantum computer can break the strongest encryption tools for online activities like banking and emails

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP