News tagged with surveillance

Oversight board urges updated surveillance rules

An independent oversight board reviewing secret U.S. government surveillance programs warned the Obama administration that national security agencies' rules governing surveillance are outdated and need to be revised to reflect ...

Aug 24, 2013
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'Boyfriend Tracker' app raises stir in Brazil

Brazilians were outraged when they learned their country was a top target of the U.S. National Security Agency's overseas spying operation, with data from billions of calls and emails swept up in Washington's ...

Aug 22, 2013
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US leads government demands for Twitter user data

Twitter revealed on Wednesday that government demands for information about users rose in the first half of this year, with US authorities accounting for more than three-quarters of the requests.

Jul 31, 2013
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Recognizing people by the way they walk

Recognizing people by the way they walk can have numerous applications in the fields of security, leisure or medicine. Ramon Mollineda, lecturer at the Department of Computing Languages and Systems at the Universitat Jaume ...

Jul 31, 2013
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