ACLU sues Homeland Security over airport facial recognition records

ACLU sues Homeland Security over airport facial recognition records

There’s no question that AI surveillance is on the rise, but there are a lot of questions about just how extensively law enforcement agencies, like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are using it. In an attempt to increase transparency, the American C…

High-Stakes Security Set-Ups Are Making Remote Work Impossible

Staffers at power grids, intelligence agencies, and more often don’t have the option to work from home, even in light of Covid-19.

‘Kill Chain’: HBO’s Election Security Doc Stresses Urgency

A new documentary makes crystal clear how little time remains to protect the 2020 election.

Microsoft releases emergency patch for ‘leaked’ Windows 10 security bug

Microsoft has released a Windows patch for a security vulnerability that was prematurely disclosed earlier this week. Details of the “critical”-rated bug were released on Tuesday as part of the software giant’s typical monthly release of security patches, wha…

Maintain data security when staff is working from home

The coronavirus pandemic has left governments floundering, businesses unprepared and citizens scrambling for hand sanitizer like it’s worth its weight in gold. The sense of general unpreparedness has a lot of people on edge. Not surprising, since we’re on the…

ACLU sues Homeland Security over airport face recognition program secrecy

A leading civil liberties group is suing Homeland Security, claiming the agency is keeping the details of its airport face recognition program secret, which it says raises “profound civil liberties concerns.” The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsu…

Arlo will require two-step sign-ins for its smart home devices

Arlo is following the leads of Nest and Ring in requiring tighter security for its smart home devices. It’s warning customers that it’ll require two-factor authentication for accounts by the end of 2020. As it explained in a support guide, you’ll have to eith…

How to Prepare Blink and Arlo Webcams for Mandatory 2FA

Following Nest’s and Ring’s leads, the smart-home security camera companies Arlo and Blink announced they are making two-factor authentication (2FA) mandatory for all users by the end of 2020. Read more…

Out of the Abyss

Out of the Abyss subversively integrates imagery from contemporary consumerism as well as the surveillance state with biblical signs associated with the Apocalypse, generating stress and anxieties regarding an increasingly unpredictable future. Aesthetically luxurious, the job re-imagines elements such as the seven-eyed lamb and also the four horsemen as scary monsters of the existing day, adorned with safety and security cams, trouble equipment, as well as consumer electronic devices. Created making use of CGI software program, the images is highly-detailed as well as appropriates the slick visual aesthetics located in promotions or commercials as a method to analyze fixations with product extra in the digital age.

The Government Uses ‘Near Perfect Surveillance’ Data on Americans

The Government Uses ‘Near Perfect Surveillance’ Data on Americans

Congressional hearings are urgently needed to address location tracking.

In Coronavirus Fight, China Gives Citizens a Color Code, With Red Flags

A new system uses software to dictate quarantines — and appears to send personal data to police, in a troubling precedent for automated social control.

Marcha

In the video MARCHA the stare is explored as an act revealing doubt as well as power. Structures of power arise, not so much in terms of the specific however instead they develop between the watcher and also the seen within concerted circulations of bodies, surfaces, lights, stares; plans that order and manage the specific caught up within. Thinking about Foucault’s usage of the Panopticon as an allegory for frameworks of social control, I concentrate on the gaze as a way of both expressing and also revealing power via visibility-as-knowledge.