Amazon’s Ring Is Teaching Cops How to Persuade Customers to Hand Over Surveillance Footage

Image: Ring Amazon’s home security subsidiary Ring wields tremendous power over the messaging used by its…

Cisco to Pay $8.6 Million in Settlement Over Vulnerabilities in Video Surveillance Software It Sold to Feds, States

Photo: Richard Drew (AP) Cisco Systems has agreed to an $8.6 million settlement with the federal…

United Airlines Is Expanding Its Creepy Biometric Screening Technology to More Airport Hubs

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty) United Airlines announced this week that it’s investing in the growth of…

How Hong Kong’s Protestors Are Hindering (and Hijacking) the Tools of Surveillance

Photo: Getty Simply moving through the physical world in regions with massive, powerful surveillance systems threatens…

Customs and Border Protection Tells Congress It’s Totally Legal to Use Face Recognition on Americans

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer helps a passenger navigate facial recognition kiosks at a…

Superhuman, Silicon Valley’s Hottest Email App, Kills Location Tracking After Privacy Backlash

Image: Superhuman Email startup Superhuman ruffled some feathers this week thanks to a viral blog post…

Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Clockwise from top left: Jim Cooke; Chelsea Beck; Benjamin Currie; Angelica Alzona (all Gizmodo). Lying, tech…

A Single Court-Authorized Wiretap Order in 2018 Swept Up 9.2 Million Intercepts

A man talking on a cell phone in San Francisco, 2010.Photo: Eric Risberg (AP) A single…

The Pentagon Has a Device That Can Use a Laser to Identify Someone Based On Their Heartbeat

Walking around the world anonymously is becoming increasingly more difficult as surveillance tech is developed to…

Face Recognition Surveillance Banned by Second American City

Photo: Getty One day after the biggest police body camera manufacturer in America banned the use…