Topic: government surveillance

Researchers tackle the ‘going dark’ debate

Researchers from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University want to shed some light on the “going dark” debate. The researchers have conducted a study, Don’t Panic: Making Progress on the “Going Dark” Debate, that aims to explore the ramifications of “going dark.” Going dark refers to the inability of U.S. intelligence … continue reading

The Detekt government spyware detection tool, a speech recognition software competition, and Google acquires RelativeWave—SD Times news digest: Nov. 20, 2014

Privacy advocates including Amnesty International, Privacy International, Digitale Gesellschaft and the EFF have teamed up to unveil Detekt, an open-source software tool to detect government spyware. Detekt scans Windows computers for traces of known surveillance spyware used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world, according to the Detekt website. The … continue reading

Eight top tech companies team up to urge reform for government surveillance

Group aims to change policies and practices for monitoring around the world … continue reading

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