Surveillance debunked: A guide to the jargon

Many of the technologies and ideas contained in the Spy Files are obscure and unfamiliar. Privacy International has compiled this glossary, in which experts explain what these technologies are, how they work, and the implications they carry for privacy and civil liberties.

Digital forensics
Deep packet inspection
Social network analysis
Data mining
Backdoor trojans
Open source intelligence and social media monitoring
Webmail interception
Speech and voice recognition
Safe cities
IMSI catchers
Facial recognition
Mobile monitoring

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