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Senator Leila de Lima says the Safe Philippines project is an opportunity for China to spy on Filipinos
The agency's top accomplishments were either initiated before Duterte's term or have yet to be finished
The London-based organization argues that the current model of monetizing personal information imperils a gamut of rights including freedom of opinion and expression
A pattern of phone taps, leaks and arrests is reminding some Cambodians of Pol Pot’s tactics
Researchers in China are developing new and more invasive techniques to surveil Uyghurs. Some of their work is being supported by academia in the West.
'Everything that we do now lasts forever, not because we want to remember but because we're no longer allowed to forget. Helping to create that system is my greatest regret,' says Edward Snowden
Surveillance capitalism describes a market driven process where the commodity for sale is your personal data, and the capture and production of this data relies on mass surveillance of the internet
Many of those on the streets are predominantly young and have grown up in a digital world, but they are all too aware of the dangers of surveillance and leaving online footprints
The authorities in Azerbaijan don’t need to shut down the internet or social media. They can achieve control by disruption alone.
The files show a wealth of information linked to online accounts, including GPS locations, file transfers, and chat logs
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto cites security risks in the 12,000-camera Safe Philippines Project of the DILG in partnership with a China Telecom affiliate and Huawei
'Huawei wants to know what you like to eat, where you want to go, to secure your safety,' says an official of the Chinese tech giant
The bill would give security agencies wide powers to force telecommunications and technology companies to give them access to encrypted devices and messaging apps
The software can identify people by how they walk, even if they are not facing the camera
Police Director Guillermo Eleazar says he will consult with the Commission on HIgher Education on any steps Metro Manila police would take
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'
Ruling in the case of Big Brother Watch and Others versus the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, says the interception of journalistic material also violates the right to freedom of information
'We can use this for surveying areas devastated by typhoons, before and after, so that we can assess the damage,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr also rejects a move to delete the provision in the current constitution assigning the military as the ‘protector of the people’
(UPDATED) Privacy experts warn that maintaining a record history in what could otherwise be a beneficial identification system may pave the way for 'dataveillance'
'What the respondent obviously established is that the threats to her right to life, liberty and security were neither imaginary nor contrived, but real and probable,' says the SC in upholding the Court of Appeals' ruling in favor of lawyer Maria Catherine Dannug-Salucon, who accused the military of harassment
Data privacy lawyer Cecilia Soria says it's important to be more mindful and less careless in giving away personal information, especially on social media
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
According to privacy rights group Privacy International, there have been at least 7 recorded sales of surveillance equipment to the Philippines
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?
The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state monitoring?
For this kind of surveillance plane it s the most modern that we have says Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
It is part of a raft of legislative measures drafted by China in recent years that grant the government formal authority to crack down on perceived threats to domestic stability including laws on national security espionage and cybersecurity
A massive study produced by UNESCO encourages journalists to train themselves in digital security, educate the public, and advocate for institutional changes
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Japan s State Minister for Defense says the Philippines is a politically important nation because it is located in the sea line of communication to Japan
UPDATED The planes will boost the capability of the ill equipped navy to conduct maritime aerial reconnaissance
The new Communications Navigation Surveillance Air Traffic Management will enable airlines to meet departure and arrival schedules and provide a safer more efficient air traffic management flow in the country
Using a bugged phone the filmmaker tracks a thief s life and produces a documentary out of it
Measures under the law will only be used to monitor the highest priority suspects especially those linked to terrorism
The federal law enforcement agency explains it does not have the technical details from the unidentified third party
The tech giant s general counsel Bruce Sewell tells lawmakers that Apple refused to turn over software instructions to the Chinese government
Sir Max Hastings: Our tolerance of electronic surveillance subject to legal and parliamentary oversight seems a small price to pay for some measure of security against threats that nobody – today of all days – can doubt are real
Japan s market watchdog suspects former Toshiba president Hisao Tanaka was aware of the profit padding but did not intervene
The tech giant says the founders of the United States would be appalled by the actions of the Justice Department and FBI
The FBI is pressing Apple to develop a system that would allow the law enforcement agency to break into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers
The FBI insists it is only doing its job while Apple maintains it is after the safety of iPhone users
The American people deserve an honest conversation about the FBI s iPhone request says Apple s lawyer
Lack of privacy can be a matter of life and death or imprisonment says USMobile s Jon Hanour
Giant mainframe computers at Beijing s environmental bureau monitor the city s pollution
Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden calls Moscow s restrictions on the web a mistake in policy and fundamentally wrong as he accepted a Norwegian freedom of expression prize by videophone from Russia
Norwegian authorities could not guarantee that he could come without the risk of being extradited to the United States an official from the Newth Nouri of the Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression says
The scheme is estimated to net an additional P13 6 billion in government revenue from curbing smuggling particularly in Bataan ports