Surveillance kit slinger accused of slapping ‘Made in America’ on Chinese gear, selling it to the US government

But sure, it’s Huawei that’s the big security threat Staff were cuffed in a police raid on Thursday at the offices of US surveillance equipment vendor Aventura Technologies. The workers are now facing criminal charges for allegedly passing off Chinese-made gear as stuff built in America, and selling it to Uncle Sam and its military.… […]

Summary: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

10/10 My One-Sentence Summary Content Extraction Takeaways My book summaries are designed as captures for what I’ve read, and aren’t necessarily great standalone resources for those who have not read the book. Their purpose is to ensure that I capture what I learn from any given text, so as to avoid realizing years later that […]

Surveillance Kits Company Slaps Made In America Sticker On Gear, Selling It To The US Government

Packet Storm

Expert found Russia’s SORM surveillance equipment leaking user data

A Russian security researcher has found that hardware wiretapping equipment composing Russia’s SORM surveillance system had been leaking user data. The Russian researcher Leonid Evdokimov has found that hardware wiretapping equipment used by the Kremlin as part of the SORM surveillance system (Russian: Система оперативно-разыскных мероприятий, lit. ‘System for Operative Investigative Activities’) had been leaking data online. The […]

Data, Surveillance, and the AI Arms Race

According to foreign policy experts and the defense establishment, the United States is caught in an artificial intelligence arms race with China — one with serious implications for national security. The conventional version of this story suggests that the United States is at a disadvantage because of self-imposed restraints on the collection of data and […]

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