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Facebook used contractors to transcribe users' audio messages

Facebook has revealed that it hired contractors to transcribe audio messages sent on its Messenger service without users' permission. Apple, Amazon, Google have previously been exposed for doing the same.

South Africa's mass surveillance revealed

South Africa's State Security Agency has admitted to bulk interception of communications. Specifically, the agency said that it tapped and intercepted Internet traffic going through undersea fibre cables.

This is why you should be worried about facial recognition technology

Facial recognition technology is spreading fast. Here are 10 reasons why you should be worried about facial recognition technology.

Jack Dorsey's Twitter account hacked

In what was an embarrassing and shocking 30 minute period, Jack Dorsey's (CEO of Twitter) Twitter account was hacked. The hackers went to post racist tweets against black people and proclaiming Hitler's innocence.

Privacy depends on who you are and where you live

Policymakers around the world are grappling with how to limit companies’ use of data about individuals. Just like online privacy, real-world privacy can vary from person to person and situation to situation.

Cameroon's surveillance command center in partnership with Huawei

Cameroon has inaugurated a video surveillance center in Yaounde. The center will be used to monitor approximately 2,000 surveillance cameras installed in the country by Camtel in partnership with Huawei.

Uganda is installing Huawei's facial recognition cameras

Uganda's Police Force is working with China's Huawei Technologies to install CCTV cameras equipped with facial recognition capabilities. Opposition political parties have raised concerns that this will be used to track and target them.