Gamified Control? – China’s Social Credit Systems

In 2014 China’s government announced the implementation of big data based social credit systems (SCS). The SCS will rate online and offline behavior to create a score for each user. One of them is planned to become mandatory in 2020. This lecture will review the current state of governmental and private SCS and different aspects of these systems.

Talk presneted by Katika Kühnreich

XKeyscore: The search engine that lets the NSA keep tabs on you

How powerful and far-reaching is the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Google-like search engine, known as XKeyscore? Alexey Yaroshevsky examines the facts from the Edward Snowden leaks and looks into how the engine is used to search for specific online communications.

NSA’s ‘XKeyscore’ gives warrantless access to all Internet activity

Edward Snowden is at it again and this time the whistleblower’s latest leak has detailed the National Security Agency program known as “XKeyscore.” The program allows for NSA analysts to warrantlessly search nearly all online activity. The agency claims the intelligence gathering system is solely used to target foreign threats. RT’s Liz Wahl has more on the new data drop and has more on the Senate Judiciary Committee held on Tuesday over FISA.