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Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Facebook photos to be used in surveillance database

Australia said it will allow Facebook and Instagram photos to be used as part of its national surveillance database. Senior officials from the attorney general’s office have confirmed that the government are also monitoring Facebook photos. Some AUS$18.5 million (£8.62 million) will be spent on the National Facial Biometric Matching Capability database, which would retain still images that authorities could[Read More...]

Facebook app condemned

Facebook app condemned

Facebook has been criticised after users were forced to accept a series of bizarre terms and conditions that are seen as a threat to privacy. The app allows Facebook to record you without your knowledge – using your phone’s microphone and it can also take your photo using your phone’s camera. Under the terms of service, the app is able[Read More...]

Google under fire for ‘spying feature’

Google under fire for ‘spying feature’

Google has come under fire for a controversial new spying feature that can track a user’s entire search history and determine their location. Its Timeline service, available on both mobiles and laptops allow users of the firm’s online maps to see the places they frequent most often. The service can even look through pictures to find those users have taken[Read More...]

David Cameron: The government should interfere more in people’s lives

David Cameron: The government should interfere more in people’s lives

The government should interfere more in people’s lives, according to the British prime minister David Cameron. He announced that Britain is “too passively tolerant” and should not be allowing people to go about their lives as they please. In order to crack down on terrorism, or  minority “extremist” views that differed from Britain’s consensus, the government needs to get a[Read More...]

Teachers sent on training courses to spot terrorist leanings in schoolchildren

Teachers sent on training courses to spot terrorist leanings in schoolchildren

Teachers will be sent on formal training courses designed to “spot the signs of radicalisation in young people” it has been revealed. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is launching the seminars designed to report and monitor young schoolchildren suspected of having terrorist leanings. The seminars are aimed at both teachers and headteachers who are being encouraged to[Read More...]