Salami seller peddles his own meat to customer by using her contact tracing details

A New Zealand woman went to a Subway restaurant for a regular purchase of a sub sandwich, but then went home to an unpleasant surprise: unwanted advances from the man who sold her the sub sandwich. How did he get her contact information to hit on her? During the course of her purchase, she had … Continue reading “Salami seller peddles his own meat to customer by using her contact tracing details”

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  • Dec 5, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Roll-out of facial recognition by governments around the world accelerates as privacy experts sound the alarm

A year ago, this blog wrote about the spread of facial recognition systems, and the danger they represent to privacy. Since then, the roll-out has accelerated, as the technology becomes more accurate, and the products on offer become cheaper. Governments in particular see facial recognition as an easy way to check and control their populations. … Continue reading “Roll-out of facial recognition by governments around the world accelerates as privacy experts sound the alarm”

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ISPs in AU and NZ start censoring the internet without legal precedent

Several websites including Voat, ZeroHedge, Archive.is, LiveLeak, and others have been blocked in Australia and New Zealand in direct contravention to civil liberties that citizens are supposed to have. The biggest of these internet providers, Telstra, has published a blog post defending their censorship action – even acknowledging that free speech has been sacrificed by … Continue reading “ISPs in AU and NZ start censoring the internet without legal precedent”

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