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UK collected social media data as part of its mass surveillance

GCHQ, which stands for Government Communications Headquarters, has been collecting this information over years, even decades, and sharing these databases with foreign intelligence and law enforcement services. Their oversight body, the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, has been out of the loop in regard to this practice. GCHQ reportedly obtained the data through access to private companies’ […]

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is building an ‘internet city’ in Toronto

The plan is to revamp transportation and infrastructure, create affordable housing opportunities and establish “clear governance policies related to data protection and privacy.” Sidewalk will do so by implementing autonomous transit lines, “climate-positive” energy systems with an eye toward sustainability. To ensure Toronto residents have a say in how Quayside is built out, there will […]