The Surveillance Newsroom tackles present tense investigations into the rise of surveillance technology. It tackles the complexity of emerging technologies, their adoption by state and supranational actors and questions the push to render people as data. Much reporting casts this technology in a dystopic near future, this newsroom illuminates this datafication and its implications for human rights now.
Unprecedented experiment on welfare surveillance algorithm reveals discrimination
The Algorithm Addiction
Mass profiling system SyRI resurfaces in the Netherlands despite ban
Flight of the Predator
Private jet reveals business spyware web of Israeli tycoon from EU to Africa
Revealing Europe’s NSO
Uncovering major surveillance outfit operating from inside the EU
Junk Science Underpins Fraud Scores
Crude software scoring vulnerable benefit claimants is random and prejudiced
Europe Threatens Popular Encryption
Documents show governments seeking to hack services like Whatsapp and Signal
Biometrics in Africa’s Elections
French multinational made 10s millions despite repeat failures
Europol to be Europe’s NSA?
Investigation uncovers years of unlawful retention of personal data
Inside a Fraud Prediction Algorithm
Obtaining the source code Rotterdam uses to predict benefits cheating
EU Spy Tech in Myanmar
EU funds and techn secretly aid junta in spying on Burmese
What is Palantir Doing in Europe?
Tracing US tech giant roots in EU security, public health, aviation and data