Category: Technologies

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Steven Musil | cNet | Source URL The tech giant warns the technology could be used to create a 1984-like dystopia. Microsoft is urging governments to enact legislation next year that requires facial-recognition technology to be independently tested to ensure accuracy, prevent unfair bias and protect individuals’ rights. “The facial […]

Facebook says its controversial new $200 ‘Portal’ video-calling device DOESN’T listen in on users – but admits it will monitor how you use it to create targeted ads

Annie Palmer & Tim Collins | The Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook has admitted its $200 Portal device, which goes on sale today in the US, will monitor user activity to serve lucrative personalized ads to owners.  The firm claims it collects devise usage information to understand how Portal is […]

Surveillance cameras can identify everyone by “talking to their cellphones”

Mass Private I | Source URL Surveillance cameras will soon be able to identify everyone by talking to their cellphones. “This system basically allows surveillance cameras to talk to the public through their individual phones,” Purdue Univeristy doctoral student Siyuan Cao said. As the above video illustrates, soon no where […]

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever

Courtney Humphries | MIT Technology Review | Source URL Hossein Rahnama knows a CEO of a major financial company who wants to live on after he’s dead, and Rahnama thinks he can help him do it. Rahnama is creating a digital avatar for the CEO that they both hope could […]

Amazon Echo and Google Home Smart Assistants Scare Owners with Unprompted Statements

Amazon Echo and Google Home Smart Assistants Scare Owners with Unprompted Statements

Charlie Nash | Breitbart | Source URL Amazon Echo and Google Home A.I. assistant devices are scaring their owners with unprompted statements. According to the Wall Street Journal, one Echo owner “was sitting on her bed crying one day after having just quit her job, listening to music, when she said […]

Google’s ‘horrifying’ Duplex AI bot set to come to Pixel 3 phones next month

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human, while others worried that it would secretly record calls with people. The AI’s first demonstration at a Google Developer conference prompted a massive backlash against the […]

Privacy Violation Alert: Google ADMITS To Changing Phone Settings REMOTELY

Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan | Source URL Google has apologized after admitting to changing the settings on Android users phones remotely and without the phone owners’ permission.  Several Android users noticed their battery saver setting had been activated last week without their consent. Most of the affected posters on Reddit […]

US Air Force to roll out implanted headset device for TEETH dubbed ‘molar mics’ that will allow hands-free radio calls which transmit sound using the jaw bone

The Daily Mail | Source URL The United States Air Force will soon roll out a unique communications system that will be implanted on soldiers’ back teeth.  Sonitus Technologies recently announced their $10million contract with the Department of Defense, which will allow them to continue through their second phase of developing the […]

Amazon is Far More Dangerous and Powerful Than You Want to Admit

Michael Krieger | Liberty Blitzkrieg | Source URL The sneaky thing about Amazon’s increased dominance in so many key aspects of our lives is that much of the perniciousness is hidden. No one’s going to tell you about all the retailers who have gotten pressured or destroyed via its tactics […]

Police Bodycams Can be Hacked to Doctor Footage

Lily Hay Newman | Wired | Source URL AS THEY PROLIFERATE, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture and questions about how accessible those recordings should be. But when it comes to the devices themselves, the most crucial function they need to perform—beyond recording footage […]

Big Tech Colluded With Power Elite at 2013 Bilderberg Meeting; Re-cast as “Google-Berg”

Old Thinker News | Source URL Big Tech has been in bed with the power structure for years. It should come as no surprise that the major tech companies would act in the globalists favor. Preceding the crackdown on alternative media like Alex Jones Infowars, Bilderberg discussed big tech’s narrative of […]

Are police tracking your movements using your mobile phone? Privacy watchdog to challenge five UK forces in court over their failure to deny they use ‘fake cell towers’ to spy on citizens

Harry Petit | The Daily Mail | Source URL Police forces are being challenged over concerns they are using a controversial snooping technology capable of tracking your every movement via a smartphone. Rights charity are taking five UK police forces to court over their failure to confirm or deny whether […]

Constant Interruptions From Smartphone Can Impact Brain Chemistry, Scientists Say

CBS Philadelphia | Source URL PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Constant interruptions from alerts and messages on your smartphone can impact brain chemistry. It can be hard to concentrate when you’re always being diverted by your phone. It’s a pattern that scientists say creates something they call the switch cost. Research shows […]

A.I. Takes Over Hospital Jobs In London, Implantable Smart Devices In Soldiers, And Growing Organs

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute aim to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients and replace some workers, The Guardian reported. The tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which […]

Nearly Everyone In The U.S. And Canada Just Had Their Private Cell Phone Location Data Exposed

TechDirt | Source URL A company by the name of LocationSmart isn’t having a particularly good month. The company recently received all the wrong kind of attention when it was caught up in a privacy scandal involving the nation’s wireless carriers and our biggest prison phone monopoly. Like countless other companies and governments, […]

Google’s Selfish Ledger Is An Unsettling Vision Of Silicon Valley Social Engineering

Vlad Savov | The Verge | Source URL Google has built a multibillion-dollar business out of knowing everything about its users. Now, a video produced within Google and obtained by The Verge offers a stunningly ambitious and unsettling look at how some at the company envision using that information in the future. […]

Nissan’s Car of the Future Will Read Your Brain Waves

The Japanese company will unveil and test its “brain-to-vehicle” technology at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The “B2V” system requires a driver to wear a skullcap that measures brain-wave activity and transmits its readings to steering, acceleration and braking systems that can start responding before the driver initiates the […]

DARPA Wants Brain Implants That Record From 1 Million Neurons

IEEE Spectrum DARPA is known for issuing big challenges. Still, the mission statement for its new Neural Engineering Systems Design program is a doozy: Make neural implants that can record high-fidelity signals from 1 million neurons. Today’s best brain implants, like the experimental system that a paralyzed man used to control a robotic […]

US Government on Verge of Reading Minds

Carey Wedler The Antimedia Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University recently made a scientific breakthrough using machine algorithms to accurately guess what people are thinking. In other words, as the university referred to it, they have “harness[ed] ‘mind reading’ technology to decode complex thoughts.” The researchers report that they can “now use brain […]