Articles by Michael Kwet

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ShadowDragon: Inside the Social Media Surveillance Software That Can Watch Your Every Move
Michael Kwet | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Sep 2021

21 Sep 2021 – A Michigan State Police contract obtained by The Intercept sheds new light on the use of a little-known surveillance software that helps law enforcement and corporations watch people’s social media and other activities—the product of a growing industry.

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The Microsoft Police State: Mass Surveillance, Facial Recognition, and the Azure Cloud
Michael Kwet | The Intercept - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2020

14 Jul 2020 – Microsoft is knee-deep in services for law enforcement, fostering an ecosystem of companies that provide police with software using Microsoft’s cloud and other platforms. The full story of these ties highlights how the tech sector is increasingly entangled in intimate, ongoing relationships with police departments. Microsoft declined to comment.

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