Category Archive: Anonymity

In the blink of an eye, Google Glass has just shifted to the dark side

By Simon Davies Last week a California start-up – Lambda Labs – announced that it is about to release a face recognition app for Google Glass. With this simple innovation the wearable technology has been transformed from a cool gizmo into a privacy quagmire. Facial recognition is a digital “biometric” technique that scans a face …

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The UN has adopted China’s global snooping plan. It’s time for civil society to abandon the Internet Governance Forum and grow some teeth

By Simon Davies Last month, the UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) summit in Dubai adopted confidential recommendations proposed by China that are intended to set onerous surveillance standards across the Internet. The move highlights the ITU’s increasingly blatant hostility to civil liberties, privacy and human rights. Recently published documents establish an overwhelming argument that NGO’s …

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