Category: Surveillance

Your kid’s “smart watch” lets anyone in the world trace their location. Again.

Boing Boing | Source URL Back in 2017, the Norwegian Consumer Council published a damning report on the privacy leaks from kids’ “smart watches,” a parade of horrors that included allowing unauthorized third parties to trace your kid’s location, and also to covertly eavesdrop through the watches’ microphones and bark creepy orders […]

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group. Paul Mozur | The New York Times | Source URL The Chinese government has drawn wide international condemnation for its harsh crackdown on […]

We’re All Being Judged By A Secret ‘Trustworthiness’ Score

We’re All Being Judged By A Secret ‘Trustworthiness’ Score

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Nearly everything we buy, how we buy, and where we’re buying from is secretly fed into AI-powered verification services that help companies guard against credit-card and other forms of fraud, according to the Wall Street Journal. More than 16,000 signals are analyzed by a service […]

The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | Source URL Worries about deep fakes — machine-manipulated videos of celebrities and world leaders purportedly saying or doing things that they really didn’t — are quaint compared to a new threat: doctored images of the Earth itself. China is the acknowledged leader in using an emerging […]

Detroit To Become America’s Second Chinese-Style Surveillance City

Detroit To Become America’s Second Chinese-Style Surveillance City

Mass Private I | Source URL The push to turn America’s cities into Chinese-style surveillance networks has found a new partner in Detroit, Michigan. The only difference between what is happening in San Diego and what is happening in Detroit is, they are not using the same smart street lights […]