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China artist Ai Weiwei ordered to remove home webcams

Chinese artist and government critic Ai Weiwei said he was ordered to take down four live webcams he installed in his home this week to mock authorities’ round-the-clock surveillance of him. Ai, who was held in secret detention for 81 days last year as part of a widespread clampdown on dissent in China, said authorities had…

British police surveillance system can turn off mobile phones

Police in London possess a surveillance technology that sounds like something straight out of science fiction: a mobile GSM device that pretends to be a cellular tower, tricking nearby phones into connecting to it, then intercepting all their communications. The system was developed by the British firm Datong plc, according…

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