"We do not have any direct evidence of who is using Monokle or against what targets, but the effectiveness of a surveillance tool like Monokle indicates that it could be used against any target, including government officials," Kumar told Newsweek.
There are concerns that the data is being used to target undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
China's deployment of surveillance to detain Turkic Muslims who use "suspicious network tools" like WhatsApp or too much electricity should concern Western leaders.
Hey Alexa! Who would have guessed it's convenience, not totalitarianism that would bring all-seeing eyes into our homes?
It's a privacy application that keeps you anonymous on the internet—and it's now on Google Play.
Economic pressure on the company comes as the trade battle between the U.S. and China continues to escalate.
Pegasus malware, typically sold to intelligence agencies, can spy on calls and texts while also recording audio and video from phones.
A homeowner in California checked her home surveillance camera video only to find a man licking her doorbell for three hours.
"This is unbearable! It could have been a grizzly situation!" one Facebook user joked under the California Highway Patrol Facebook post.
"You don't need people's cooperation for us to be able to recognize their identity," said one researcher.
Cyber tools—deployed to snoop on phone calls, texts, online activity and audio—were allegedly used on civilians, often to grave consequence.
The rights group called the cyberattack a "deliberate attempt to infiltrate Amnesty International."
Agents check passengers for signs, including body odor or a "cold penetrating stare."
"I don't believe that them looking into Carter Page means they were spying on the campaign. I also don't think it proves anything about collusion or anything like that," Senator Marco Rubio told CNN Sunday.
"People should be free to walk down the street without being watched by the government," the ACLU said.
Amazon workers revolt: "We don't have to wait to find out how these technologies will be used."
"Are we comfortable with the idea of calling and location data being trawled through for the purpose of hunting down people who might not really be guilty of anything more serious than wanting to come here and work?" a Cato Institute privacy and security expert asked.
From Bruce Springsteen records to pirate-repelling acoustic devices, sonic weapons have a long military history. But they have very different effects than those reported in China and Cuba.
"I'm never plugging that device in again, because I can't trust it," the woman said after her conversation was recorded by an Echo device.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said U.S. JSTARS command and control planes would not survive initial contact with Russian and Chinese defenses.
President Donald Trump demanded a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into allegations that the DOJ or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign -- something he suggested was ordered by the Obama administration.
Facebook scoops up users' data as they navigate across the internet, but its far from the only one.
Facebook: "When you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using photo-matching technology."
"The use of Stingrays further erodes the privacy of anyone using a cellphone," one expert told Newsweek.
The snooping devices are known as 'Stingrays' and are typically purchased by law enforcement.
Politicians are calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the U.S. government after explosive revelations.
Does Facebook collect too much data from its users?