In Thailand, various protestors are gathering in public places to silently read books like '1984' and 'Unarmed Insurrection' to convey how they feel about the country's political situation.
The latest published leaks by Edward Snowden signal that the National Security Agency is mining photographs from online communications for use in facial recognition software. The NSA declines comment.
Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images of millions of innocent Internet users with its Optic Nerve program, according to a report in the Guardian.
Angered over allegations of US spying in Brazil, President Rousseff canceled her state visit this week. Her government also launched a 'big brother' style domestic surveillance program.
'Big Data' impacts how we work, elect our presidents, and play tennis. It also affects the way we're watched.
It's not possible to stop a Bradley Manning or Edward Snowden. They reflect society's push for individualism, suspicion of authority, and digital transparency. Instead, the NSA, FBI, and others must embrace openness, and face greater oversight.