State Of The Union
Good Morning Europe
The Global Conversation
Top News Stories Today
Women Beyond Borders
Farm To Fork
Green In The City
Low Impact Living
Cry Like A Boy
Meet The Locals
Depth Of Field
Here We Grow: Spain
The New Uzbekistan
Digital Garden City Nation
Global warming and climate change
More about this topic
Spanish PM and defence minister's phones hit by Pegasus spyware attack
Global warming and climate change
More about this topic
'Polish Watergate': Warsaw accused of using Pegasus to spy on rivals
Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza published a report on Wednesday claiming that the PiS-led government has purchased and used the powerful spying software since 2017.
Meet Xavier, the 'anti-social behaviour' robot on patrol in Singapore
The island of 5.5 million inhabitants has seen an arsenal of surveillance technology deployed on streets across the tightly-controlled city-state.
Australia uses facial recognition to check in on COVID quarantine
The country's two most populous states are using facial scanning technology, extending controversial trials to most Australians.
How has technology changed since 9/11?
From social media, increased surveillance and DNA testing to identify victims, we take a look at how technology has changed since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Afghan evacuee convicted for leaving surveillance in France
One of the five Afghans placed under watch after being repatriated to France has been convicted of leaving surveillance, the French government has announced.
Are smart surveillance cameras tacking citizens in Belgrade?
Digital rights activists say they have located at least 1,200 smart cameras around the city. Should citizens be concerned? #UnreportedEurope
Emmanuel Macron identifed as potential Pegasus spyware target
Macron headed a list of 14 former or current heads of state who were identified as potential targets of the NSO software.
Hungary used malware 'to spy on critical journalists and politicians'
The military-grade malware by the NSO Group infects phones, allowing the operator to access messages, photos, emails, and location data as well as surreptitiously control the device's microphones and cameras.
Ikea France fined €1 million for spying on staff and some customers
The French subsidiary of the home furnishings giant Ikea was found guilty of spying on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in the country.
UK surveillance breached human rights laws, top European court rules
The case upheld a 2018 ruling by the lower chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
Big data is helping Chinese firefighters prevent fires. Here’s how
Using a system of cameras and sensors, a fire brigade in Guiyang, China, is becoming better prepared to respond to potential fires.
EU's new AI law risks enabling Orwellian surveillance states | View
"The list of exceptions to the already narrow prohibition leaves ample room for the use of biometric technologies to watch and monitor us," writes Sarah Chander at European Digital Rights.
Mass facial recognition must be regulated | View
Research shows that facial analysis algorithms consistently judge black faces to be angrier and more threatening than white faces.
Amazon bans police use of its face recognition tool for a year
It follows IBM's recent decision to leave the facial recognition business amid concerns such technology could be used for mass surveillance and racial profiling.
We shouldn’t accept intrusive surveillance for the sake of our health without safeguards ǀ View
Whether prompted by a health or security crisis, the adoption of exceptional state powers makes me worry that we are entering a new era in which our liberties are being whittled away under the guise of fighting another invisible enemy.
Contact tracing apps are becoming a trade-off between public safety and individuals’ privacy ǀ View
As the trial of NHSX’s contact tracing app kicks off on the Isle of Wight before national roll-out in weeks, Julian Hayes and Andrew Watson consider if data protection in the UK has become another casualty of coronavirus.
StopCOVID: France's controversial tracing app ready by June
The French government's tracing project has raised many questions over privacy and civil liberties.
Coronavirus conundrum: COVID-19 tracking apps that don’t breach privacy
European countries and developers are turning to mobile apps to track the spread of COVID-19, but they have to be careful to comply with strict EU data protection laws.
This high-tech way to try to slow the coronavirus spread has low-tech problems ǀ View
As federal, state and local governments increasingly contemplate big tech and mass surveillance as a tool to combat the spread of the deadly virus, we must guard against surveillance opportunists who will endanger public health and the health of our democracy.
Putting Facial Recognition Technology in the dock: How the use of FRT is impacting UK law ǀ View
In the first legal challenge of its kind anywhere in the world, the Court ruled that the South Wales Police use of live facial recognition technology (‘FRT’), which has been trialled since 2017 was lawful even though no specific FRT law was or is in existence.
Big Brother Bologna? City set to test surveillance drones
Is the dystopian nightmare of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four about to become a reality in Bologna or is the Italian city just making innovative use of the latest technology?
Avatar passport controls at airports
The avatar technology hopes to help police guard borders in a pilot scheme which starts next month and can apparently tell if someone is lying
China's experiment in social engineering holds grim portent for the world
What you buy, what you read, where you go, who you talk to; it all counts as credits or penalities in China's vast new monitoring system, and your results can determine your basic freedoms.
Civil liberties groups slam Amazon for facial recognition technology
Over 40 groups sign letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos