Michael Kwet is a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and hosts the “Tech Empire” podcast. His work has been published at the New York Times, Vice News, Al Jazeera, Wired, BBC World News Radio, Mail & Guardian, CounterPunch, and other outlets. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Rhodes University in South Africa.
ShadowDragon: Inside the Social Media Surveillance Software That Can Watch Your Every Move
The tool is the product of a growing industry whose work is usually kept from the public and utilized by police.
The Microsoft Police State: Mass Surveillance, Facial Recognition, and the Azure Cloud
Microsoft helps police surveil and patrol communities through its own offerings and a network of partnerships — while its PR efforts obscure this.
The Rise of Smart Camera Networks, and Why We Should Ban Them
Police are using cameras at private businesses and homes, along with AI, to expand their video surveillance — raising privacy concerns.