A DIY hoodie that thwarts surveillance cameras by blinding them with infrared light has been made available. Mac Pierce created the Camera Shy Hoodie that has high-powered infrared LEDs sewn into the garment. The light is not visible to humans but the beams overexpose night vision cameras rendering them useless. “Night visionContinue Reading

Anker admits its always-encrypted cameras weren’t always encrypted — and promises to do better. First, Anker told us it was impossible. Then, it covered its tracks. It repeatedly deflected while utterly ignoring our emails. So shortly before Christmas, we gave the company an ultimatum: if Anker wouldn’t answer why its supposedly always-encrypted Eufy camerasContinue Reading

The United Kingdom has decided Chinese video cameras have no place in government facilities. “A review of the current and future possible security risks associated with the installation of visual surveillance systems on the government estate has concluded that, in light of the threat to the UK and the increasingContinue Reading

By Erik Bascome | tbascome@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — For the first time ever, New York City’s school zone speed cameras can now legally operate around-the-clock. On Friday, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill to extend and expand the city’s speed camera program until July 2025, allowing the automated enforcement tools to operateContinue Reading

As law enforcement and government surveillance technology continues to become more and more advanced, it has also become harder for everyday people to avoid. Law enforcement agencies all over the United States are using body-worn cameras, automated license plate readers, drones, and much more—all of which threat people’s right toContinue Reading

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, one of the world’s largest suppliers of video surveillance cameras, plans to buy a second-hand lithography machine made by Dutch firm ASML Holding for its in-house chip manufacturing operation, according to a source familiar with the matter, marking a big move for the company toward tech self-sufficiency amidContinue Reading