Category: Data Privacy

Alexa, Eavesdrop On My House All Day Under The Guise Of Protecting Me From A Heart Attack

Alexa, Eavesdrop On My House All Day Under The Guise Of Protecting Me From A Heart Attack

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Today in “Amazon’s reasons to listen to everything that’s going on inside your household” news, its being reported that products like the Amazon Echo could one day be used to detect signs of cardiac arrest, according to Bloomberg. The first signs of cardiac […]

Sensitive data of more than 250 MILLION people to be handed over to Amazon as the US upgrades security on a system used to identify suspected terrorists, immigrants and criminals

Sensitive data of more than 250 MILLION people to be handed over to Amazon as the US upgrades security on a system used to identify suspected terrorists, immigrants and criminals

Ian Randall | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon will be looking after biometric data on more than 250 million people as the US Department of Homeland security seeks to upgrade its identification systems. It is part of a plan to replace the department’s existing biometric/biographic database setup with […]

Amazon Installing Alexa in Apartments and Hotel Rooms. They Say 24/7 Data Collection Will Help Property Managers Better Manage and Serve Tenants

Amazon Installing Alexa in Apartments and Hotel Rooms. They Say 24/7 Data Collection Will Help Property Managers Better Manage and Serve Tenants

B.N. Frank | Activist Post | Source URL More creepy “Surveillance Capitalism” courtesy of Amazon who isn’t hiding that it is putting millions of smart speakers in homes and hotels by “offering discounted hardware, customized software and new ways for property managers to harvest and use data.” Are there actually […]

Comcast wants to install a motion detector device in homes that can track your bedroom and bathroom habits

Comcast wants to install a motion detector device in homes that can track your bedroom and bathroom habits

Annie Palmer | Daily Mail | Source URL Comcast is reportedly developing a smart home speaker that monitors users health behaviors in the home.  The telecom giant started working on the device more than a year ago and could begin tests later this year, before launching it in 2020, CNBC reported, citing […]

Twitter Admits To ‘Inadvertently’ Collecting, Sharing Location Data Due To “Bug”

Twitter Admits To ‘Inadvertently’ Collecting, Sharing Location Data Due To “Bug”

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Twitter announced on Monday that it ‘inadvertently” collected and shared iOS location data due to a software bug. In a blog post, the company admitted: “We have discovered that we were inadvertently collecting and sharing iOS location data with one of our trusted […]

All Four Major Wireless Carriers Hit With Lawsuits Over Sharing, Selling Location Data

All Four Major Wireless Carriers Hit With Lawsuits Over Sharing, Selling Location Data

Karl Bode | TechDirt | Source URL We’ve noted repeatedly that if you’re upset about Facebook’s privacy scandals, you should be equally concerned about the wireless industry’s ongoing location data scandals. Not only were the major carriers caught selling your location data to any nitwit with a checkbook, they were […]

Amazon is keeping your Alexa data in text form

Victoria Bell | The Daily Mail | Source URL Voice recordings captured by Amazon’s Alexa can be deleted but the automatically produced transcriptions remain in the company’s cloud, according to reports. After Alexa hears its ‘wake’ word, the smart assistant starts listening and transcribing everything it hears. All the voice […]