Day: December 31, 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 […]