Securitate: Urmărirea digitală – doc

cine cum monitorizează digital – și cine cum limitează abuzurile

Australia a adoptat una dintre cele mai invazive legi din lume: Polițiștii vor putea controla complet și fără mandat judecătoresc activitatea online a oricărui suspect – 3.09

Intruziunea companiilor în viaţa personală a angajaţilor: Gigantul japonez Nomura le cere angajaţilor să nu mai fumeze în timpul programului, chiar dacă lucrează de acasă – ZF, 1.09

Brussels, EU governments on collision course over Pegasus spyware – politico, 15.02.22
The EU’s privacy watchdog calls for a ban on the spyware as justice chief Didier Reynders cautions members on its use.

Can Pegasus Be Tamed? – FP, 20.07
The phone of French President Emmanuel Macron may have been hacked using private spyware software, according to a new investigation. By Colm Quinn, the newsletter writer at Foreign Policy

Nouă din zece aplicații medicale și de fitness colectează mai multe date decât ar fi nevoie – 27.06

IKEA, amendată cu un milion de euro în Franţa pentru că şi-a spionat angajaţii – economedia, 15.06

Huawei a avut un rol mult mai mare în programele prin care China își supraveghează cetățenii, arată documente obținute de Washington Post – 14.12.21

China – Surveillance state or way of the future? – DW, 17.10.21

  • China is building a huge digital surveillance system. The state collects massive amounts of data from willing citizens: the benefits are practical, and people who play by the rules are rewarded. Critics call it “the most ambitious Orwellian project in human history.”
  • China’s digital surveillance system involves massive amounts of data being gathered by the state. In the so-called “brain” of Shanghai, for example, authorities have an eye on everything. On huge screens, they can switch to any of the approximately one million cameras, to find out who’s falling asleep behind the wheel, or littering, or not following Coronavirus regulations. “We want people to feel good here, to feel that the city is very safe,” says Sheng Dandan, who helped design the “brain.” Surveys suggest that most Chinese citizens are inclined to see benefits as opposed to risks: if algorithms can identify every citizen by their face, speech and even the way they walk, those breaking the law or behaving badly will have no chance. It’s incredibly convenient: a smartphone can be used to accomplish just about any task, and playing by the rules leads to online discounts thanks to a social rating system.
  • That’s what makes Big Data so attractive, and not just in China. But where does the required data come from? Who owns it, and who is allowed to use it? The choice facing the Western world is whether to engage with such technology at the expense of social values, or ignore it, allowing others around the world to set the rules.

Exporting Chinese surveillance: the security risks of ‘smart cities’ – FT, 9.06

China’s tech workers pushed to limits by surveillance software – Nikkei Asia Review, 9.06
A vicious cycle of monitoring and overwork is fueling productivity — and backlash

China: Policing by the Covid app – CH, 4.06
Ian Williams on the threat to privacy as China’s virus ‘traffic light’ code is adapted for surveillance

Russia’s Surveillance State Struggles to Wean Itself Off the West – FP, 24.05
Moscow’s facial recognition networks are quietly reliant on U.S. components—a headache for companies and policymakers alike. By Amy Mackinnon

‘Smart’ Cities Are Surveilled Cities – FP, 17.04
When everyone and everything is connected, the door is open to all kinds of digital threats. By Robert Muggah, Greg Walton

UE vrea să interzică utilizarea inteligenței artificiale pentru urmărirea oamenilor – 15.04

Amazon is reportedly telling delivery drivers they must give ‘biometric consent’ so the company can track them as a condition of the job – 23.03

Impactul aplicațiilor de tracing COVID: avantaje, eficiență și suspiciuni. România a neglijat soluțiile antreprenorilor locali – G4Media, 19.03

For Dutch election, Big Tech takes a breather – Politico, 18.03

Europe’s artificial intelligence blindspot: Race – Politico, 16.03

Automated racism: How tech can entrench bias – Politico, 2.03
Nani Jansen Reventlow is founding director of the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports strategic litigation on digital rights in Europe.

Moscova instalează tot mai multe camere de recunoaștere facială în locuri publice / Demersul, criticat pentru că acestea ar putea fi utilizate în scopuri politice – 25.02

Cine îți urmărește amprenta digitală: 8 sfaturi pentru mai multă singuranță în online –, 11.02


Your Digital Footprint Is Worryingly Easy to Match to Reality – FP, 18.12
Here’s how to stop bleeding information about yourself online. By Natalia Antonova

Sci-fi surveillance: Europe’s secretive push into biometric technology – The Guardian, 10.12

Soft israelian pentru localizarea telefoanelor sârbilor folosit ilegal de autorități – RFI, 9.12

Huawei a testat un sistem de recunoaștere facială care poate identifica uigurii și alerta poliția (raport) – 9.12

Cash or card – will COVID-19 kill cash? – DW, 26.11

  • Credit card companies, which charge fees to retailers, are profiting from this development. But data protection advocates warn that information is gathered, stored and often passed on with each electronic transaction. Sarah Spiekermann, a professor at the University of Economics and Business in Vienna, has warned of the serious consequences of this kind of surveillance capitalism: ‘Ordinary people, people who are quite similar to one another, will find themselves paying different prices for flights and hotel bookings, for instance, or they might be refused insurance or be passed over for job offers.’

Dr. Vlad Niculescu-Dincă, cercetător la Haga: ”E important să găsim un echilibru între nevoia forțelor de ordine de a fi eficiente și nevoia societății de transparență” – Hotnews, 20.11

French politicians urge deployment of surveillance technology after series of attacks – Politico, 30.10

Guvernul amână aplicația anti-COVID de teama reacțiilor negative. Teoria conspirației și lupta politică ne lasă fără apărare? – 1.07.20

Coreea de Sud: Cu codul QR la karaoke și biserică – 2.06.20

Compania feroviară belgiană Infrabel testează camere smart pentru a supraveghea dacă angajaţii poartă măşti împotriva coronavirusului – 27.05.20

Tehnologie no-touch la viitoarele locuri de muncă: aparat de măsurat distanța între angajați – 21.05.20

Autoritatea Europeană de Protecţia Datelor vrea o aplicaţie la nivel european care să monitorizeze răspândirea coronavirusului – 6.04.20

Interviu Jeanette Hofmann / Corona-Apps și Bio-supravegherea: ”Noi nu avem controlul asupra felului în care ar putea fi folosită în viitor.” – CdG, 29.05

Health Surveillance and Privacy in the Era of COVID-19 – 4.05.20

Coronavirus is forcing a trade-off between privacy and public health – 24.03.20

How China Tracks Everyone – Vice, 12.19

  • VICE’s Elle Reeve heads to China to investigate the rise of facial recognition technology — and what that means for all of us.


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