Category: Databases

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 […]

NEC’s Global Facial Biometrics Program Will “Solve Health Problems”

NEC’s Global Facial Biometrics Program Will “Solve Health Problems”

Mass Private I | Source URL Last week, NEC Corporation and Nagasaki University announced that they are creating a global facial recognition program based on the U.N.’s slogan of eradicating poverty called, “Leave No One Behind.” Seizing on the chance to turn the U.N.’s slogan into a global facial recognition […]

ICE has a huge license plate database targeting immigrants, documents reveal

ICE has a huge license plate database targeting immigrants, documents reveal

TechCrunch | Source URL Newly released documents reveal Immigration and Customs Enforcement is tracking and targeting immigrants through a massive license plate reader database supplied with data from local police departments — in some cases violating sanctuary laws. The documents, obtained by a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by the […]

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Blocks 23 Million Purchases of Train and Plane Tickets

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Blocks 23 Million Purchases of Train and Plane Tickets

John Hayward | Breitbart | Source URL The UK Guardian reported on Friday that China’s “social credit system,” a vast surveillance network and database system designed to punish Chinese for poor citizenship, has blocked travelers from buying 17.5 million airplane tickets and 5.5 million train tickets. The social credit system […]

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

Danny O’Brien | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL Earlier this month, security researcher Victor Gevers found and disclosed an exposed database live-tracking the locations of about 2.6 million residents of Xinjiang, China, offering a window into what a digital surveillance state looks like in the 21st century. Xinjiang is […]

Actually, China’s social credit system isn’t the first

Actually, China’s social credit system isn’t the first

Tom McGregor | ChannelNewsAsia | Source URL And we ought to expect even more countries to use behavioural economics to nudge good citizen behaviour, says China commentator Tom McGregor. BEIJING: Western media reports have swirled about China’s social credit system, which is intended to nudge Chinese citizens to adopt good […]