Day: September 21, 2018

Facebook’s new home gadget might have a creepy camera as its main feature

iSpeech Jared Newman | Fast Company | Source URL After calling off the launch of a smart display device earlier this year, Facebook is reportedly planning to announce it next week. Here are the details from Cheddar’s Alex Heath, who cites unnamed sources: The main feature will be video chat, […]

Amazon Aims to Open 3,000 Cashierless Stores By 2021, Threatening Convenience Stores

https://www.ispeech.org Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Amazon is considering opening 3,000 cashierless Amazon Go stores by 2021, Bloomberg reported. A move into retail by the online giant would threaten convenience stores and fast-food chains across the U.S. by selling items to customers cheaper and faster. Current existing […]

2018: The Rise of Spying Transit Police

iSpeech Mass Private I | Source URL Today’s Public Transit Police Departments offer a frightening glimpse into the future of commuter surveillance. Last year the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was accused of creating an app that spied on commuters travel plans, texts and emails. At the same time the […]

MQ-9 Gets First Air-to-Air Kill in Training Exercise, Air Force Official Says

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Oriana Pawlyk | Military.com | Source URL NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — An MQ-9 Reaper drone has bagged its first air-to-air kill of another small, aerial vehicle in a controlled simulation, an official revealed to Military.com this week. The successful test late last year showed the U.S. Air Force that an unmanned vehicle like […]

China’s Chilling ‘Social Credit System’ Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It’s Already Switched On

iSpeech Peter Dockrill | Science Alert | Source URL It’s been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of which the world has never seen. And it’s already been switched on. China’s “Social Credit System” – which is expected to be fully operational by 2020 – […]