Year: 2020

DNA Databases Are Boon to Police But Menace to Privacy, Critics Say

DNA Databases Are Boon to Police But Menace to Privacy, Critics Say

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Linda Van Ness | PEW | Source URL Nearly two years after the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer revitalized DNA forensics, some state lawmakers around the country are pushing to stop or restrict police searches of genetic code databases. Other lawmakers, meanwhile, want to make it even […]

Vizibilezone Wants Pedestrians to Let Drivers Track Their Location in Real-Time

iSpeech.org Mass Private I | Source URL Have you ever felt unsafe crossing the street? You could look both ways before crossing the street and feel safe, knowing you used common sense to navigate street crossings. Or, you could download this app which alerts drivers to slow down and/or stop […]

House Subcommittee Knocking at Amazon’s Door Over Ring Data

House Subcommittee Knocking at Amazon’s Door Over Ring Data

high definition tts Frank Konkel | NextGov | Source URL The chairman of a House Oversight panel wants a briefing with Amazon officials about the consumer security tool. Lawmakers want answers from Amazon as civil liberties, privacy and surveillance concerns surrounding its Ring doorbell camera continue to mount. In a […]

Twitter is testing new ways to fight misinformation — including a community-based points system

iSpeech.org Ben Collins | NBC News | Source URL Twitter is experimenting with adding brightly colored labels directly beneath lies and misinformation posted by politicians and other public figures, according to a leaked demo of new features sent to NBC News. Twitter confirmed that the leaked demo, which was accessible […]

What happens to privacy when China has personal data and the social graph of nearly everyone in the US?

iSpeech Glyn Moody | Privacy News Online | Source URL The speech by US Attorney General William P. Barr hardly seems earth-shattering. But buried within its business-like announcement of the indictment of four Chinese military hackers, there is the following statement, which has huge implications for privacy: For years, we […]