surveillance

 
No restraints on how state spies on internet use
No restraints on how state spies on internet use
In justifying its bulk surveillance activities, the State Security Agency (SSA) has resorted to well-rehearsed arguments that spy agencies have...
Journalist surveillance: Spooks are back in action
Journalist surveillance: Spooks are back in action
Journalists who have exposed deep-rooted corruption in the National Prosecuting Authority, the State Security Agency (SSA), Crime Intelligence and...
Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Even though a fart can only be smelt and not seen, most of us prefer doing it in private. The same goes for many bodily functions and activities:...
The Muslim as a 'Manchurian candidate: 'Conspiratorial Muslim' idea re-emerges
The Muslim as a 'Manchurian candidate: 'Conspiratorial Muslim' idea re-emerges
Connecting President-elect Donald Trump's calls to either ban all Muslims from entering the United States, subject them to an ideological litmus...
Say nothing – the spooks are listening
Say nothing – the spooks are listening
The technology exists to make continuous recordings and store every form of tele­communication of every South African citizen. And there are...
Amended drone rules may violate privacy rights
Amended drone rules may violate privacy rights
Draft regulations for drone usage in South Africa do not have safeguards against the use of the devices by the state as weapons or to invade...
Israeli surveillance unit members 'won't spy on Palestinians'
Israeli surveillance unit members 'won't spy on Palestinians'
Dozens of reserve soldiers from Israel's top electronic surveillance unit say they will no longer spy on Palestinians living under occupation, an...
Secret state of SA: Too many unknowns
Secret state of SA: Too many unknowns
There is a clear decline in the willingness of state departments and organisations to provide the information they hold, information they are...
[Video]US: Surveillance harming journalism and democracy
[Video]US: Surveillance harming journalism and democracy
A Human Rights Watch report has investigated the effect government spying in the US has had on media freedom and the right to counsel.
Study shows US data sweep harms press freedom
Study shows US data sweep harms press freedom
Large scale surveillance by the United States government has begun to have an impact on press freedom and broader democratic rights, a...

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