CCTV facial recognition and the Hong Kong protests

August 24 marked another long day of clashes in Hong Kong between police and protestors. The nearly three-month long protests generally choose their location based on certain problematic aspects of Hong Kong’s relationship with China.  That day, the focus opposed police digital surveillance tactics, specifically the city’s installation of ‘smart…

Twitter, Facebook suspend accounts allegedly tied to Chinese government effort to undercut Hong Kong protests

Twitter has gone on another account suspension spree, this time targeting nearly 1,000 accounts it claims are agents of a Beijing-devised conspiracy to influence the world’s perception of political events in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, Facebook has banned seven pages, three groups and five accounts for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour as part…