Category: Health

Is Social Distancing Effective? Navy Considers Employee-Tracking Wearables to Find Out.

Is Social Distancing Effective? Navy Considers Employee-Tracking Wearables to Find Out.

Text to Speech Brandi Vincent | NextGov | Source URL Equipping personnel with wearable devices that track their movements and proximity to others is among near-future actions the Navy is considering to ensure employees keep appropriate space amid the pandemic—and to determine the efficacy of the government’s social distancing policies. […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Chinese city plans to monitor its citizens and rank them by healthiness with an app, making its emergency COVID-19 surveillance regime permanent

A Chinese city plans to monitor its citizens and rank them by healthiness with an app, making its emergency COVID-19 surveillance regime permanent

iSpeech Sinéad Baker | Business Insider | Source URL A Chinese city is proposing making a version of the health surveillance app rolled out during the coronavirus pandemic a permanent system that would score and rank residents based on their health and daily habits. Hangzhou, a city in eastern China […]

Companies’ use of thermal cameras to speed return to work sparks worries about civil liberties

Companies’ use of thermal cameras to speed return to work sparks worries about civil liberties

iSpeech.orgDrew Harwell | The Washington Post | Source URL The workers wore masks and kept their distance on the factory floor, but the health-care manufacturing plant still had a problem: People were standing too closely together on smoke breaks. So engineers at Landing AI, a start-up that builds artificial-intelligence systems […]

Lawmakers Push Again for Info on Google Collecting Patient Data

Lawmakers Push Again for Info on Google Collecting Patient Data

iSpeech Sens. Blumenthal, Cassidy and Warren say questions remain unanswered on the tech giant’s health-care project known as ‘Project Nightingale’ Rob Copeland  | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators pushed again for answers on Google’s controversial “Project Nightingale,” saying the search giant evaded […]

UN report shines light on psychological torture

iSpeech.org Mia Swart | Al-Jazeera | Source URL A new United Nations report has set out a comprehensive definition of psychological torture for the first time. An advance, unedited version of the report – titled Torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – which was released late on Monday, gives a comprehensive legal framework […]

China’s facial recognition systems are evolving to recognise people with partially covered faces as coronavirus outbreak prompts huge increase in the number wearing masks

Text to Speech Voices Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Chinese companies specialising in facial recognition have upgraded the technology to identify people wearing masks in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Chinese company SenseTime, described as ‘the most valuable AI startup in the world’ and worth […]

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 […]