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

Surveillance cameras made by Chinese companies Hikvision and Dahua are hanging in more than 50 Dutch towns and cities, according to research by broadcaster NOS. The cameras are cheap and do a good job, but there are widespread concerns that the makers are involved in espionage and in human rightsContinue Reading

By: Zack Whittaker@zackwhittaker Retail giants Home Depot and Best Buy have pulled the Chinese video surveillance technology makers Lorex and Ezviz from their stores over links to human rights abuses. In a statement to TechCrunch, Home Depot said it’s “committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical sourcing and weContinue Reading

By: Wired SIDNEY FUSSELLBUSINESS NEW YORK CITY police bought a range of surveillance tools—including facial-recognition software, predictive policing software, vans equipped with x-ray machines to detect weapons, and “stingray” cell site simulators—with no public oversight, according to documents released Tuesday. In all, the documents show that the NYPD spent at least $159 millionContinue Reading