Year: 2019

Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach

Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach

https://www.ispeech.org Cooper Qunintin, Bill Budington | EFF | Source URL Just a week after hackers broke into a Ring camera in a child’s bedroom, taunting the child and sparking serious concerns about the company’s security practices, Buzzfeed News is reporting that over 3,600 Ring owners’ email addresses, passwords, camera locations, and camera […]

Amazon TRACKED attendees at its AWS cloud service conference using Bluetooth beacons that were pre-installed inside their badges

iSpeech James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL Some attendees at a recent Amazon-run conference got an unwanted surprise in their event credentials. Motherboard reports that badges for people attending Amazon Web Services’s conference, called re:Invent were pre-installed with beacons that let Amazon track them as they traveled around […]

Scientists are developing a ‘smart TOILET’ that samples urine to detect illnesses before you have symptoms – but it comes with privacy risks

Scientists are developing a ‘smart TOILET’ that samples urine to detect illnesses before you have symptoms – but it comes with privacy risks

high definition text to speech Stacy Liberatore | The Daily Mail | Source URL Smart toilets may help doctors better understand your health, but the technology can also let anyone pry into your personal life. Because the urine analysis is sent to a physician’s office, an employee or online hacker […]

Airport security and payment systems that use facial recognition can be fooled by using a 3D-printed mask of a different person’s face, researchers find

Airport security and payment systems that use facial recognition can be fooled by using a 3D-printed mask of a different person’s face, researchers find

https://www.ispeech.org Stacy Liberatore | The Daily Mail | Source URL Facial recognition may not be as secure as previously thought. Researchers found that the technology can be fooled by using a 3D-printed mask depicting a different person’s face. The mask was able to trick payment a system at a border […]

KONE To Put Facial Recognition And Alexa Listening Devices In Elevators

KONE To Put Facial Recognition And Alexa Listening Devices In Elevators

iSpeech.org Mass Private I  | Source URL The good old days of elevator music being a minor distraction is about change. VentureBeat reports that “elevators of the future will have virtual windows, voice-activated controls, music-streaming, and more.” KONE’s DX Class, elevators will give security and the buildings owners, unparalleled access to view what is happening […]

DHS wants to expand airport face recognition scans to include US citizens

Speech Synthesis Zack Whittaker | TechCrunch | Source URL Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving to and departing from the U.S. to also include citizens, which had previously been exempt from the mandatory checks. In a filing, the department has proposed that all travelers, and […]

Chinese government forces people to scan their face before they can use internet as surveillance efforts mount

iSpeech Business Insider | Source URL Chinese citizens will now have to start using facial identification in order to sign up for internet services or get a new mobile number.  The Chinese government announced in September that residents applying for a new mobile or internet device will have their faces […]

Amazon’s Ring Planned Neighborhood “Watch Lists” Built on Facial Recognition

Amazon’s Ring Planned Neighborhood “Watch Lists” Built on Facial Recognition

iSpeech.org Sam Biddle | The Intercept | Source URL Ring, Amazon’s crimefighting surveillance camera division, has crafted plans to use facial recognition software and its ever-expanding network of home security cameras to create AI-enabled neighborhood “watch lists,” according to internal documents reviewed by The Intercept. The planning materials envision a […]