Category: COVID-19

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 […]