Category: Surveillance

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 […]

Houston’s Mayor Turner Partners with Tech Companies to Build a Surveillance City

iSpeech Derrick Broze | The Conscious Resistance | Source URL Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo have announced a call for $8.5 million in funding for new “technological enhancements”, including working with Amazon’s Ring doorbell camera and Shotspotter. Journalist Derrick Broze shared these concerns with Houston […]

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 […]

NSA phone surveillance program cost $100 million and yielded one major investigation: report Zack Budryk | The Hill | Source URL A National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program that accessed American citizens’ domestic phone calls and text messages resulted in only one investigation between 2015 and 2019 despite costing $100 million, a newly declassified study found. The report, which was produced by […]