Year: 2020

Amazon Unveils Augmented Reality to Enforce Social Distancing in New Norm for Corporate America

portuguese text to speech Raul Diego | MintPress News | Source URL Should you be one of the dozens of people working minimum ten-hour shifts at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Kent, Washington these days, you might very well be at the vanguard of the “new normal” for American blue collar […]

Massive Spying Operation Targeting Millions Of Google Chrome Users Tied to Israeli Firm

Text to Speech Demo A massive spying operation deemed “the most far-reaching malicious Chrome store campaign to date” targeting millions of Google Chrome users has been linked to an Israeli firm, according to a report from researchers at Awake Security. From Reuters, “Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows […]

IRS says it bought in to location database for millions of US cellphones to track tax crime suspects

https://www.ispeech.org Xeni Jardin | Boing Boing | Source URL The United States Internal Revenue Service says it purchased access to a marketing database that offers location data for millions of US cellphones, so the IRS can identify and track persons suspected of tax-related crimes. The unsuccessful effort illustrates how marketing […]

Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds

iSpeech.org Kate Cox | ArsTechnica | Source URL Activists want demonstrators to stay active—but privacy implications abound. It’s no secret that police and other law enforcement agencies have a history of using mobile phone location and other data to target or investigate individuals, and the wave of mass protests in […]

Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions. […]

NYPD surveillance transparency bill expected to pass New York City Council

NYPD surveillance transparency bill expected to pass New York City Council

Text to Speech NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The New York City Council is expected to pass several police reforms initiatives Thursday that would create new requirements for transparency and place limits on the use of force by officers, including a ban on chokeholds. Among those reforms is an initiative […]

Founded By Ex-Google Engineers, Meet The Drone Startup Scoring Millions In Government Surveillance Contracts

Founded By Ex-Google Engineers, Meet The Drone Startup Scoring Millions In Government Surveillance Contracts

Convert Text to Speech Thomas Brewster | Forbes | Source URL With civil unrest erupting across the U.S., protesters vocalizing their support for the black community are being threatened with military force. America’s streets and skies are being flooded with officers from multiple federal agencies – the Army, FBI, ICE, […]

Protests Be Damned, Tennessee To Approve A State Police Highway Surveillance Program

Protests Be Damned, Tennessee To Approve A State Police Highway Surveillance Program

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechMass Private I | Source URL This story proves just how little police care about protests taking place across the country. What started out as the “Electronic Monitoring Indigency Fund” (EMIF) or “DUI Monitoring Fund” has been transformed into a Kafkaesque, Tennessee state police highway surveillance program. Originally the EMIF provided […]