The Morning Briefing: Surveillance and tracking

Summary:'The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about surveillance and tracking.

'The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about surveillance and tracking.

1.) EU Parliament urges tough rules for surveillance tech exporters. The European Parliament is calling for stricter rules on companies that export surveillance or so-called "dual-use" technology.

2.) Microsoft provides fusion center technology and funding for surveillance. Did you know Microsoft helps fund the National Fusion Center Association which, in turn, helps police departments buy surveillance tech?

3.) People fear the future of technological surveillance. People quite rightly fear new forms of state surveillance that might possibly emerge in everyday life. They fear the future use by police of holographic data screens, citywide surveillance cameras, and multiple dimensional maps and database feeds that monitor the movements of law-abiding citizens.

4.) Surveillance-proof app that can 'self-destruct in five seconds' is launched. Lately, Mike Janke has been getting what he calls the "hairy eyeball" from international government agencies.

5.) Op-Ed: Future surveillance technology will read your brain waves. Surveillance technology evolves as mind reading from brain recordings technology decode 'neural fingerprints,'while scientists successfully develop technology to 'hack' into our brains to obtain private data.

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