British lawmakers call for pause in live facial recognition surveillance
The use of the technology in Britain has long been criticised by civil liberties groups such as Amnesty International, and faces a blanket ban in the European Union.
India passes data protection law amid surveillance concerns
The law will allow companies to transfer some users' data abroad while giving the government power to seek information from firms and issue directions to block content on the advice of a data protection board.
Renewal of US surveillance programme faces resistance from both parties
While the programme is aimed at finding information on non-Americans living outside the US, their communications with US persons are also gathered in the database.
UK to remove Chinese-made surveillance equipment from sensitive government sites
British lawmakers have called for a ban on the sale and use of security cameras made by Hikvision and Dahua, over privacy fears and concerns of the companies' products being linked to human rights abuses in China.
Britain sounds alarm on spyware, mercenary hacking market
Western officials have long warned of cyber threats from rival powers such as Russia or China, but the proliferation of hack-for-hire firms is attracting growing concern.
Top US, China diplomats weigh first meeting since balloon drama
A meeting between Antony Blinken and Wang Yi is said to be possible at the Munich Security Conference, which runs from Feb 17 to 19.
No US surveillance craft in China's airspace, White House says
The US government denies China's accusation that high-altitude balloons had flown over its airspace without permission more than 10 times since the beginning of 2022.
Australia orders checks on Chinese-made cameras in defence offices
The checks come after Britain in November asked its government departments to stop installing Chinese-linked surveillance cameras at sensitive buildings, citing security risks.
Beijing says second balloon flying over Latin America is Chinese
The Chinese foreign ministry says the device is of 'a civilian nature and used for flight tests'.
Some athletes advised to use burner phones for Beijing Games
Many National Olympic Committees say they will provide their athletes and staff with temporary devices to avert security risks and combat any surveillance during the Games.
US court to weigh FBI surveillance of mosque
The Justice Department has maintained that it launched the surveillance programme for objective reasons, not because those being watched were Muslims.
‘The UN’s eyes’: French Navy enforces North Korea sanctions
The team is part of an international mission enforcing UN sanctions on Pyongyang, flying surveillance trips from the US Futenma base in Japan's Okinawa.
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