Year: 2019

Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations

Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations

Mass Private I | Source URL It is hard to imagine a more intrusive home surveillance device than a faucet or toilet that listens to everyone’s conversations, but that is just what Delta Faucet and Kohler have done. Delta Faucet’s “Voice IQ” takes advantage of where lots of people like to […]

Home Depot And Lowe’s Accused Of Scanning Millions Of Customers Faces

Home Depot And Lowe’s Accused Of Scanning Millions Of Customers Faces

Mass Private I | Source URL Home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s have become partners in Big Brother’s ever expanding public surveillance program. Home Depot’s “You Can Do It. We Can Help” slogan should really say, “We Can Do It. We Can Help Big Brother.” And Lowe’s “Do It Right For […]

Facebook reveals new Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal TV devices as it admits to collecting voice recordings

Facebook reveals new Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal TV devices as it admits to collecting voice recordings

Ben Patterson | TechHive | Source URL Facebook announces an array of new in-home Portal devices on the same day it’s revealed that people listened in on audio captured by prior models. Looks like Facebook decided to come clean about how it’s been handling—or mishandling—audio recordings from its Portal devices […]

Amazon is testing new biometric technology that will let Whole Foods customers check out by scanning their HANDS, report claims

Amazon is testing new biometric technology that will let Whole Foods customers check out by scanning their HANDS, report claims

James Pero | Daily Mail | Source URL By simply waving one’s hand in front of a scanner, customers may soon be able to cash out at the health-centric grocery chain, Whole Foods, as soon as next year.  Amazon, which purchased Whole Foods in 2017 for more than $13 billion, […]

Facebook and Microsoft team up on $10 million Deepfake Detection Challenge to fight the growing threat of deceptive AI-altered videos

Facebook and Microsoft team up on $10 million Deepfake Detection Challenge to fight the growing threat of deceptive AI-altered videos

The Daily Mail | Source URL As concerns grow over the threat of AI-generated ‘deepfakes’ videos, some of the top names in tech have revealed a plan to fight fire with fire. Deepfakes can, quite literally, put words in a person’s mouth; in recent examples, footage of celebrities and politicians […]

Pioneering brain implants could one day be hacked or leak people’s THOUGHTS to governments or companies, scientists warn

Pioneering brain implants could one day be hacked or leak people’s THOUGHTS to governments or companies, scientists warn

Daily Mail | Source URL Pioneering brain implants currently used for stroke or epilepsy patients could be used to track people’s thoughts – and relay them back to governments or companies. That’s the Orwellian warning from scientists at the Royal Society, who say reading chips pose a huge privacy issue.  The […]

Period-tracking apps may tell Facebook when you last had SEX and what contraception you use, watchdog warns

Period-tracking apps may tell Facebook when you last had SEX and what contraception you use, watchdog warns

Daily Mail | Source URL Apps that allow women to track their periods are sending deeply personal data on sexual practices and health to Facebook, a new report has warned.  Privacy International, a UK-based watchdog, found that at least two period-tracking apps sent information directly to Facebook, including when the user […]

Facebook says it is ‘tightening’ its policy on content relating to self-harm and suicide in an effort to protect users’ mental health

Facebook says it is ‘tightening’ its policy on content relating to self-harm and suicide in an effort to protect users’ mental health

Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook said it will tighten its grip on content relating to suicide and self-harm in an effort to make the platform and its sister-site, Instagram, safer. In a blog post, Facebook announced several policy changes that will affect how content relating to self-harm and suicide […]