small businessman in cubicle on tablet being examined by large man holding magnifying glass

How local governments are surveilling workers

Bosses are increasingly watching employees do everything—at home.

On Sep 15, 2022 by Camryn Garza

McDonald's worker speaking in front of tan walls with vines (l) McDonald's sign in front of blue sky with security camera attached to pole (c) McDonald's worker speaking in front of tan walls with vines (r)

‘It made me feel so humiliated and embarrassed’: McDonald’s worker says her managers spied on her through camera to make sure she was working

‘They’re all watching me like I’m some kind of reality TV show.’

On Aug 31, 2022 by Grace Stanley

Homepage article image

Court rules digital room scans of college students violate Fourth Amendment rights

The case could set a precedent for digital monitoring of students.

On Aug 23, 2022 by David Covucci

'Big Brother eye' concept with orange colored iris

‘By the time I left, I was broken’: Workers speak out against company after remote worker’s video on being monitored through webcam goes viral

The company works with AT&T, Verizon, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, and Urban Outfitters.

On Jul 30, 2022 by Grace Stanley

woman speaking hand out caption 'Do they require you to be on camera all day? I know people are saying cover the camera but sometimes that's not an option lol' (l) Laptop screen with image of woman during remote job 'NOT AT DESK Action Applied' (c) woman speaking hand out caption 'Do they require you to be on camera all day? I know people are saying cover the camera but sometimes that's not an option lol' (r)

‘You should always cover your camera’: Management sends remote worker photo of herself away from desk, suspends her for speaking out

'This level of micromanagement will keep them with a high turnover rate.'

On Jul 14, 2022 by Grace Stanley

former Walmart employee speaking (l) Walmart aisle with security cameras very close together above (c) former Walmart employee hand up whispering (r)

‘So they can see me looking for an employee for help yet they don’t send one’: Walmart’s extensive surveillance cameras spark debate

'Walmart cameras do zoom up in ur business.'

On Jul 2, 2022 by Braden Bjella

Homepage article image

‘This isn’t something for you to capitalize on’: Woman criticizes men who are filming pro-choice protests, sparking debate

'There’s a difference between documenting and exploiting!!!'

On Jun 27, 2022 by Kathleen Wong

blonde woman talking to viewer (l) (r) computer screen (c)

‘This is why you never use work equipment for anything other but work’: TikToker exposes the ‘creepy’ surveillance software in action that bosses use to spy on workers

'Yeah, not creepy at all.'

On May 25, 2022 by Jack Alban

protesters with signs about ICE 'Free the children' 'Immigrants welcome, ICE- go melt yourself' It is inhumane to separate children from their families'

‘Domestic surveillance agency’: New report details the harrowing amount of data ICE has on Americans

'ICE surveillance is broader than people realize. It is a dragnet.'

On May 10, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

Student doing schoolwork on laptop with teacher on zoom (l) woman pointing to what teachers see on the CANVAS educational learning caption 'Things teachers can see on CANVAS part 3' (r)

‘This is what we can see when you take a quiz’: College professor exposes what she can see on Canvas in viral TikTok

'Kind of feels like Big Brother, doesn't it?'

On Apr 7, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Doordash notice of account deactivation (l) Sex worker putting money in guarder belt (r)

Dominatrix says she was banned from ordering DoorDash

'Apps never admit to sharing data, but they obviously do...'

On Apr 6, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

mark zuckerberg at conference

‘Largest real-time surveillance system in existence’: Class-action suit details Facebook’s scope of snooping on users

Facebook stopped using Onavo, but lawsuits are lingering.

On Mar 10, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Screenshots of a TikTok purporting to show a Russian soldier parachuting into Ukraine.

Newsletter: Fake Ukraine video fools millions

Plus: Another GiveSendGo data leak, and a Xbox Kinect being used for surveillance.

On Feb 28, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

A cartoon cowboy.

Texas sues Facebook for collecting biometric data without user consent

Facebook has already faced a similar lawsuit in a different state.

On Feb 15, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

eyes with text 'big brother is watching you'

CIA collecting Americans’ data in bulk, report reveals

The CIA may have been snooping on more Americans than it let on.

On Feb 11, 2022 by David Covucci