Year: 2018

China’s social credit poses rising risk to CEOs

iSpeech.org Reuters | Source URL HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – China’s “social credit” system is another worry for executives, as tensions spike over the arrest of a Huawei executive at U.S. behest. The government’s plan to blacklist people and companies for misbehaviour is widely misunderstood. But its implications for business […]

Amazon launches ‘disturbing’ plan to add facial recognition technology to DOORBELLS to track ‘suspicious people’

Powered by iSpeech Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon’s use of facial recognition has sparked fears of an authoritarian future resembling that described by George Orwell.  Privacy advocates and campaigners have said Amazon using facial recognition in its smart doorbells could provide the perfect tool for […]

Facebook Fails: Sought Patents To Predict Where You Are Going, Fact Checkers Losing Trust, Alternative Media Targeted

Facebook Fails: Sought Patents To Predict Where You Are Going, Fact Checkers Losing Trust, Alternative Media Targeted

Text to Speech Voices Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Three creepy Facebook patent applications describe using your historical location data — and others’ — to determine where users will go next or when they will be offline to feed FB content. BuzzFeed reports that Facebook has filed several patents […]

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say

iSpeech Frances Robles | The New York Times | Source URL MIAMI — The American government employees in Cuba who suffered mystifying symptoms — dizziness, insomnia, difficulty concentrating — after hearing a strange high-pitched sound all had one thing in common: damage to the part of the inner ear responsible […]