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ONVIF Suspends Dahua and Hikvision

Hikvision and Dahua Technology has been “suspended,” and effectively expelled, from ONVIF.

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Hikvision, Dahua Technology Among Chinese Companies Added to U.S. Government Blacklist

The Trump administration has added 28 more Chinese organizations to its entity list, which forbids American companies from selling their products to foreign companies without government permission.

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Microsoft: Iranian Hackers Targeted Email Accounts of Presidential Campaign, U.S. Officials

Over 200 accounts were targeted by the group of hackers, but only four were compromised, according to Microsoft.

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France Plans to Become First European Country to Use Facial Recognition for Digital Identity System

The French government plans to introduce a program called Alicem that will require residents to take a selfie video to compare to their passport photo.

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Chinese Scientists Develop Camera That Can Capture Thousands of Faces in 'Perfect Detail'

The new system may advance the country’s widespread use of surveillance technology in public spaces.

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London Police Partner With Facebook to Prevent Live Streaming of Terrorist and Firearm Attacks

The issue gained renewed attention after a mass shooter used Facebook to live stream his murder of over 50 people at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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British Court Rules in Favor of Police In Unprecedented Facial Recognition Case

Deciding on one of the first cases ever to consider the legality of live facial recognition, a British court found that police use of the tool did not violate privacy laws or human rights.

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Harvard Freshman’s Deportation Indicates Impact of Intensified Border Security Policy

Ismail Ajjawi, a Palestinian 17-year-old from Lebanon, said he was denied entry to the United States because a border agent found ‘people posting political points of view that oppose the U.S.’ on his social media feeds.



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Hong Kong Protesters Take Down ‘Smart Lamps’ Amid Growing Fears of Chinese Surveillance Tech

The pro-democracy demonstrators have used several tactics to avoid being identified through facial recognition technology, including masks and laser pointers.

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Ontario Plans to Spend $3 Million on Expanding Toronto's Police Surveillance Camera System

The announcement came as Toronto experiences a wave of gun violence, some of which has been blamed on gang turf wars.

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European Union Considers Policy to Regulate Use of Facial Recognition Technology

As countries across Europe grapple with the consequences of facial recognition software, EU officials are seeking to limit what the technology can collect and how the data is used.

London Theatres Outfit Staff With Body Cameras to Handle Rowdy Attendees

London Theatres Outfit Staff With Body Cameras to Handle Rowdy Attendees

After experiencing a rise in aggressive behavior from guests, theatres in London’s West End are using body cameras to deter audience members from being abusive toward staff.

A New Age in Corporate Accountability for Data Breaches

A New Age in Corporate Accountability for Data Breaches

Why corporations owe it to you and society as a whole to stop data breaches and fraud

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Senate Committee Releases Bipartisan Report on Election Security Threats

The report comes as Senate Republicans move to block election security legislation, arguing that election officials have already fixed the security issues they experienced in 2016.

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Viral FaceApp Draws Concerns From Users About Data Privacy

The app, which is based out of Russia, was popular for its ability to make users look older. But critics say there’s a catch.

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Police Investigate How 12-Year-Old Boy Slipped Through Security and Boarded Flight at Heathrow Airport

The 12-year-old boy was traveling unaccompanied and did not have travel documents. But he was still able to board a flight to Los Angeles.

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British Airways Hit With Record $229 Million Fine After 2018 Hack

The airline, along with Mariott International, is facing harsher penalties for not properly protecting customers’ personal data prior to cyberattacks.

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China Installs Secret App to Travelers’ Phones to Monitor For ‘Objectionable Material’

The application is the Chinese government’s latest escalation of its surveillance operation of Uighurs, a Muslim minority, for supposed terrorist activity.

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Estonia Creates World’s First-Ever ‘Data Embassy’ to Improve Information Security

The high-tech country’s decision to move highly sensitive databases to another country could be a model for other nations hoping to maintain their data security.

Australia Reels from Worst Mass Shooting in Over 20 Years

Australia Reels from Worst Mass Shooting in Over 20 Years

At least four people were in killed in the first mass shooting Australia has seen since 1996.

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