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Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Google employees believe the company is still working on Dragonfly, after finding recent code changes associated with the censored search engine and more   —  Google employees have carried out their own investigation into the company's plan to launch a censored search engine for China …
Mar 4, 2019, 1:50 PMIn context
The Intercept:
State officials and documents show prisons in NY, CT, GA, TX, FL, and AZ have pursued voice recognition tech to track inmates and phone call participants   —  Roughly six months ago at New York's Sing Sing prison, John Dukes says he was brought out with cellmates to meet a corrections counselor.
Jan 30, 2019, 12:55 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Snowden documents shed light on how states can compromise hardware supply chains, a practice undertaken by the US, France, Germany, China, and others   —  In October, Bloomberg Businessweek published an alarming story: Operatives working for China's People's Liberation Army had secretly implanted microchips …
Jan 24, 2019, 3:45 PMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Sources: Amazon-owned Ring gave its teams in Ukraine and the US unfiltered cloud access to unencrypted home security camera videos and live feeds   —  The “smart home” of the 21st century isn't just supposed to be a monument to convenience, we're told, but also to protection …
Jan 10, 2019, 1:08 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources: Google's plan for a censored search engine for China “effectively ended” after infighting, with a data analysis operation key to Dragonfly shuttering   —  Google has been forced to shut down a data analysis system it was using to develop a censored search engine for China …
Dec 17, 2018, 12:46 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources detail the measures Google took to keep Dragonfly under wraps, including shutting out some members of the security and privacy teams from key meetings   —  The secrecy surrounding the work was unheard of at Google.  It was not unusual for planned new products to be closely guarded ahead of launch.
Nov 29, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Ava Kofman / The Intercept:
AC Global Risk, a startup that touts Apple, Facebook, Palantir, and Google as clients, claims it can assess one's “risk level” via a 10 minute yes/no voice Q&A   —  Is it possible to tell whether someone is a criminal just from looking at their face or listening to the sound of their voice?
Nov 25, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Ava Kofman / The Intercept:
Google's plan for a smart city in Toronto is facing resistance from privacy activists, who are fighting against the commodification of their city's data   —  The world's most ambitious “smart city,” known as Quayside, in Toronto, has faced fierce public criticism since last fall …
Nov 14, 2018, 6:30 AMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
After The Intercept's inquiry, Facebook deletes “white genocide conspiracy theory” as a pre-defined ad targeting category with an estimated 168K users   —  Apparently fueled by anti-Semitism and the bogus narrative that outside forces are scheming to exterminate the white race …
Nov 2, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Transcript of remarks on Dragonfly by Google search chief Ben Gomes to staff seem to contradict Google's claims about limited progress on Chinese search engine   —  “We have to be focused on what we want to enable,” said Ben Gomes, Google's search engine chief.  “And then when the opening happens, we are ready for it.”
Oct 9, 2018, 10:53 AMIn context

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