Inside the massive (and unregulated) world of surveillance tech | Sharon Weinberger

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Inside the massive (and unregulated) world of surveillance tech | Sharon Weinberger

Tuesday, 1 December

What is a weapon in the Information Age? From microscopic "smart dust" tracking devices to DNA-tracing tech and advanced facial recognition software, journalist Sharon Weinberger leads a hair-raising tour through the global, unregulated bazaar of privatized mass surveillance. To rein in this growing, multibillion-dollar marketplace that often caters to customers with nefarious intents, Weinberger believes the first step is for governments to classify surveillance tools as dangerous and powerful weapons.
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