As Google faced an internal employee revolt over its involvement in the Pentagon’s drone warfare program, WestExec—a firm headed by veterans of the Obama administration—stepped in to help. The case highlights the deep ties between the tech industry and government officials, says Yasha Levine.
An ACLU test of the tech giant’s Rekognition product confirms consumer advocates’ fears.
In addition to capturing conversations, the retail giant's spy system could also track the length of lines at the checkout counter, how many items are scanned and the number of bags employees use.
"Scheer Intelligence" podcast host Robert Scheer and guest Jennifer Rothman cover a topic that was once the concern of a relatively few famous and powerful people but has now become just about everybody's business.
The Supreme Court rules that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones.
The Rahm Emanuel administration has continued the city's long, troubled history of snooping on groups exercising their First Amendment rights—and now state legislators want to let it use drones.
Documents obtained by the Grayzone Project show how the SCL company conducted a surveillance operation using psychological profiling, “strategic communications campaigns” and infiltration of foreign operatives into local communities.
The American Civil Liberties Union is among those seeking release of an unredacted version of the paper, which they fear suggests that black political speech "be considered an indicator of criminal conduct or a national security threat."
Though new CIA Director Gina Haspel just made it through the vetting process on Capitol Hill, Hedges and "On Contact" guest Kiriakou are not about to drop the subject of the agency's recent history of torture, in which Haspel allegedly played a role.
The Intercept journalist says that while Donald Trump's personality, rhetoric and style are "something unlike what we've seen before in the Oval Office," the president's policies are in line with mainstream American politics.