Category: Internet of Things

Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations

Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations

Mass Private I | Source URL It is hard to imagine a more intrusive home surveillance device than a faucet or toilet that listens to everyone’s conversations, but that is just what Delta Faucet and Kohler have done. Delta Faucet’s “Voice IQ” takes advantage of where lots of people like to […]

Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

The Daily Caller | Source URL The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The proposal is part of an initiative to […]

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 […]

Privacy fears after used Nest cameras were hit by bug that let their previous owner SNOOP on the person that bought it next

Privacy fears after used Nest cameras were hit by bug that let their previous owner SNOOP on the person that bought it next

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Google has reportedly fixed an issue in used Nest cameras that had fueled a wave of privacy concerns.  Used versions of Nest smart cameras were hit by a bug that could have potentially allowed the previous owner to snoop on the […]

Frightening Stuff Hidden in Your Street Light?

Frightening Stuff Hidden in Your Street Light?

Laura Valkovic | Liberty Nation | Source URL Such a benign and banal part of the urban landscape that city-dwellers may not even notice them, street lights are useful for brightening up a road and not much else – or so you might think. People these days are used to […]

Amazon votes to keep selling its controversial facial recognition software to police and governments despite growing privacy concerns

Amazon votes to keep selling its controversial facial recognition software to police and governments despite growing privacy concerns

James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon will continue to sell its controversial facial recognition software to law enforcement and other entities after its shareholders shot down a proposal to reel the technology in.   The vote effectively kills two initiatives brought before Amazon’s board. One proposal would […]

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 […]

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

Sam Biddle | The Intercept | Source URL Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn’t befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute the packaging. Now, a […]