Category: Surveillance

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 […]

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 […]

Rentable Facial Recognition Robots Coming to a Conference Near You

iSpeech.org Mass Private I | Source URL Conference goers now have to be wary that robots will identify them everywhere they go. Corporations can now rent Chinese-made CloudMinds robots that can identify everyone on the conference floor. (To learn more about CloudMinds and China click here & here.) CloudMinds mission is […]

National Security Agency finds ‘extraordinarily serious security vulnerability’ in Microsoft’s Windows 10 that could affect 900 million users – and tells tech giant rather than weaponizing the flaw

Convert Text to Speech Stacy Liberatore | The Daily Mail | Source URL The National Security Agency (NSA) is starting the year off on the right foot by alerting Microsoft to a flaw in its Windows 10 operating system, instead of secretly weaponizing it. The intelligence agency discovered ‘an extraordinarily […]

Walmart welcomes the robot takeover by using machines to fulfill grocery orders and adding shelf-scanning devices to more than 650 stores in a bid to take on Amazon

Text to Speech Demo The Daily Mail | Source URL The Arkansas-based firm is using robots to fulfill grocery orders in one of its Supercenters and is set to add shelf-scanning machines to 650 additional stores by the end of the summer. The shift is aimed at reducing costs, improving […]

Amazon and Ring Hit With Lawsuit After Camera Hacks Confirm Worst Fears of Privacy Advocates

Amazon and Ring Hit With Lawsuit After Camera Hacks Confirm Worst Fears of Privacy Advocates

Text to Speech Voices “These devices are not safe,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future. Jake Johnson | Common Dreams | Source URL Home security company Ring and its parent corporation Amazon were hit with a lawsuit in federal court Thursday alleging that their cameras have […]