Month: January 2020

How the West built Huawei’s genocidal surveillance complex in China

How the West built Huawei’s genocidal surveillance complex in China

iSpeech.orgMedium | Source URL Britain’s capitulation to China’s Huawei is nothing new — for years, Western firms have profited from the world’s largest authoritarian surveillance project Published by Insurge Intelligence, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Support us to report where others fear to tread. Official documents […]

Bossa Nova CTO explains expansion to a total of 1,000 Walmart stores

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The Robot Report | Source URL Bossa Nova Robotics Inc. announced today at NRF 2020 here that it plans to expand deployments of its inventory robots from 350 Walmart stores today to 1,000 by year’s end. The 650 additional robots will be serviced by partner NCR Corp., said Bossa […]

Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings

Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Garfield Benjamin | The Conversation | Source URL Amazon Echo and the Alexa voice assistant have had widely publicised issues with privacy. Whether it is the amount of data they collect or the fact that they reportedly pay employees and, at times, external contractors from all over the world to listen to […]

How ‘death ray’ laser weapons could lead to a new era in warfare

https://www.ispeech.org Tom Higgins | The Telegraph | Source URL When the Israeli military unveiled its new laser weapon system to the world last week, it did so with a video designed to show off its terrifying precision. In a computer generated warscape, hostile missiles are launched towards an Israeli battery. The “Iron […]

Cash, Plastic or Hand? Amazon Envisions Paying With a Wave

iSpeech.org Tech giant plans terminals to let consumers link credit card information to their hands AnnaMaria Andriotis | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.70% wants to make your hand your credit card. The tech giant is creating checkout terminals that could be placed in bricks-and-mortar stores and allow shoppers […]