Tag: surveillance

  • 2019 ICP Infinity Award: Shahidul Alam

    Shahidul Alam is a Bangladeshi photojournalist, teacher, and social activist. A TIME “Person of the Year”, he is celebrated for his commitment to using his craft to preserve democracy in his country at all costs. See the project at http://mediastorm.com/clients/2019-icp-infinity-awards-shahidul-alam

  • The Guardians: Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018

    This year brought no shortage of other examples. Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam was jailed for more than 100 days for making “false” and “provocative” statements after criticizing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in an interview about mass protests in Dhaka

  • Snooping on government snoopers

    Hackers decide to turn their gaze on government. The Caravan RAHUL M FOR THE CARAVAN Participants at the Delhi edition of the Cryptoparty. SATYAKAM GOSWAMI SAT IN A CONFERENCE HALL?in the Institute of Informatics & Communication in Delhi University?s South Campus, furiously typing code into his laptop. He typed the string ?/var/log/tor#?, into a Linux…

  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case ?by?Glenn Greenwald Former FBI counterterrorism agent Tim Clemente, on CNN, discussing government’s surveillance capabilities Photograph: CNN screegrab The real capabilities and behavior of the US?surveillance?state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the…

  • Your Wife Has Just Left the Country

    Saudi Arabia Implements SMS–Tracking System By?Kharunya Paramaguru?Nov. 24, 2012 ? HASSAN AMMAR / AFP / GETTY IMAGES?Saudi women have few travel choices: they either must take a taxi or have a male companion drive. But a new campaign encourages women to flout the ban. Saudi Arabia has long been the only country in the world…

  • The New Totalitarianism of Surveillance Technology

    If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newsletters by?Naomi Wolf Published on Friday, August 17, 2012 by?The Guardian/UK A software engineer in my Facebook community wrote recently about his outrage that when he visited Disneyland, and went on a ride, the theme park…

  • Murdoch phone hacking scandal

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews Murdoch phone hacking scandal engulfs all Britain?s major parties By Jean Shaoul 22 September 2010 World Socialist Website A desperate damage control operation is underway as further allegations emerge about the extent of the illegal phone hacking at the Rupert Murdoch-owned?News of the World. The paper?s royal editor and a private investigator…

  • Photography is Not a Crime

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews Photography is Not a Crime It?s a First Amendment Right By Carlos Miller The Homeland Security Bureau of the Miami-Dade Police Department has published a ?Terrorist Awareness Guide? where it advises citizens to be on the lookout for people taking ?inappropriate photographs or videos.? And no, they are not talking about perverts…

  • National ID Cards: In the Interest of Surveillance?

    by rahnuma ahmed Official: ?You ought to have some papers to show who you are.? Protagonist: ?I do not need any papers. I know who I am.? Official: ?Maybe so. But others are also interested in who you are.? — Kafkaesque journey of American sailor who has lost his identity papers, B. Traven, The Death…

  • Insecure at last: the age of surveillance

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews By Rahnuma Ahmed ?I am worried about this word, this notion ? security. I see this word, hear this word, feel this word everywhere. Security check. Security watch. Security clearance. Why has all this focus on security made me feel so much more insecure?? ? Eve Ensler, ?Insecure at Last: A Political…