Month: December 2019

Amazon and Ring Hit With Lawsuit After Camera Hacks Confirm Worst Fears of Privacy Advocates

Amazon and Ring Hit With Lawsuit After Camera Hacks Confirm Worst Fears of Privacy Advocates

Text to Speech Voices “These devices are not safe,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future. Jake Johnson | Common Dreams | Source URL Home security company Ring and its parent corporation Amazon were hit with a lawsuit in federal court Thursday alleging that their cameras have […]

American Universities Are Using Social Credit Systems To Track Students

American Universities Are Using Social Credit Systems To Track Students

Text to Speech Voices Chris White | The Daily Caller  | Source URL A handful of U.S. colleges are employing a type of social credit system through various technologies designed to track students as they attend courses and walk across campus. Universities across the country are using the so-called SpotterEDU […]

Data leak by smart home device company Wyze exposes personal details of 2.4 million users including email addresses and health data

Data leak by smart home device company Wyze exposes personal details of 2.4 million users including email addresses and health data

iSpeech.org Ian Randall | The Daily Mail | Source URL A data leak by smart home device manufacturer Wyze left the personal details of 2.4 million users exposed on the internet for more than three weeks. Among the compromised information was user email addresses, WiFi network names, smart device details […]

Forget facial recognition! Amazon is awarded a new patent for technology that uses HAND recognition to track shoppers in its cashierless grocery stores

Forget facial recognition! Amazon is awarded a new patent for technology that uses HAND recognition to track shoppers in its cashierless grocery stores

Convert Text to Speech Stacy Liberatore | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon is set to ‘wave’ goodbye to card payments at its cashierless grocery store. The firm received a patent for a ‘touchless scanning system’ that identifies customers using hand recognition. Customers would scan their hand in order […]

Will the digital age kill off spying? CIA in crisis as facial recognition, biometrics and AI make it increasingly difficult for agents to maintain their cover abroad

https://www.ispeech.org Emily Crane | The Daily Mail | Source URL U.S. spies are no longer being tailed by foreign governments in about 30 different countries because advances in facial recognition, biometrics and artificial intelligence have made it almost impossible for the agents to hide.  Whereas governments would once physically follow […]

How Amazon Gains Control & Domination

Text to Speech Wolf Richter | Wolf Street | Source URL Amazon takes over the last mile and everything else. Amazon just gave us an update on how rapidly its own delivery system is replacing UPS, the US Postal Service, FedEx, and other carriers in delivering packages from an Amazon […]

Privacy alert: Brainwave devices can leak sensitive medical conditions and personal information

iSpeech Yvonne Taunton | University of Alabama at Birmingham | Source URL Brain-computer interfaces are rapidly gaining popularity in consumer markets, especially in the gaming industry. With these devices, people can control their computers using their thoughts. But there is a risk. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have shown that malicious […]

In new lawsuit, former Lee’s Summit superintendent argues he’s being targeted since resigning

Convert Text to Speech Shannon O’Brien | Fox 4 Kansas City | Source URL KANSAS CITY, Mo — Former Lee’s Summit Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carpenter is fighting a new battle against members of the Lee’s Summit community. Carpenter’s time as superintendent was marred with controversy from the beginning, and now […]