Year: 2018

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

Jacob Banas | Futurism | Source URL Save Money. Live Better. Walmart’s latest patent is a device that eavesdrops on employees and customers alike, hearing every interaction, plastic bag rustle, and register noise — and it’s evaluating. The patent, originally filed earlier this year, was granted to the retail giant earlier […]

Chinese schools make pupils wear micro-chipped uniforms to thwart truancy

Chinese schools make pupils wear micro-chipped uniforms to thwart truancy

Crystal Reid | The Telegraph | Source URL Schools in southern China are forcing children to wear uniforms embedded with computer chips that track their movement and trigger an alarm if they skip class. More that more than 10 schools in Guizhou province and the neighboring autonomous region of Guangxi […]

Iota Biosciences raises $15M to produce in-body sensors smaller than a grain of rice

Devin Coldewey | TechCrunch | Source URL Fitness trackers and heart-rate monitors are all well and good, but if you want to track activity inside the body, the solutions aren’t nearly as convenient. Iota Biosciences wants to change that with millimeter-wide sensors that can live more or less permanently in your […]

India authorizes 10 agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ data

India authorizes 10 agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ data

ZDnet Venture Beat India authorizes 10 agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ data Catalin Cimpanu | ZDnet | Source URL Order sparks outrage in India with citizens, privacy advocates, and political opponents accusing the government of trying to establish a “surveillance state.” On Thursday, the Indian government gave ten […]