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.
Taking apart the secretive fraud detection algorithm that scores half of France’s population but pursues the most vulnerable.
How a Swiss tech expert runs a global phone surveillance system
Whistleblower reveals Netherlands’ use of secret and potentially illegal algorithm to score visa applicants
Unpublished documents and inside sources give rare look into secretive AI system used to decide who is shirking work
Unprecedented experiment on welfare surveillance algorithm reveals discrimination
Mass profiling system SyRI resurfaces in the Netherlands despite ban
Private jet reveals business spyware web of Israeli tycoon from EU to Africa
Uncovering major surveillance outfit operating from inside the EU
Crude software scoring vulnerable benefit claimants is random and prejudiced
Documents show governments seeking to hack services like Whatsapp and Signal
French multinational made 10s millions despite repeat failures
Investigation uncovers years of unlawful retention of personal data
Obtaining the source code Rotterdam uses to predict benefits cheating
EU funds and techn secretly aid junta in spying on Burmese
Tracing US tech giant roots in EU security, public health, aviation and data