Category: Internet of Things

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

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech 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 […]

Frightening Stuff Hidden in Your Street Light?

Frightening Stuff Hidden in Your Street Light?

iSpeech.org 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 […]

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

Convert Text to Speech 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 […]

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

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

Convert Text to Speech 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 […]

Amazon is keeping your Alexa data in text form

iSpeech 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 […]

Quayside, Toronto’s Google-linked smart city, draws opposition over privacy, costs

Quayside, Toronto’s Google-linked smart city, draws opposition over privacy, costs

iSpeech Amanda Coletta Z | The Washington Post | Source URL TORONTO — The Google sister company promised to transform a dilapidated stretch of the Toronto waterfront into the world’s most technologically advanced neighborhood. Quayside would be outfitted with robotic garbage collection, snow-melting sidewalks and self-driving taxibots. Sensors would capture data […]

Restaurants Are Ignoring Calls From Google’s Smart Assistant

Restaurants Are Ignoring Calls From Google’s Smart Assistant

Text to SpeechVictor Tangermann | Futurism | Source Hello, This Is Robot Almost exactly a year ago, everyone was flipping out over Google’s newly announced Duplex feature, which basically pretends to be a human assistant in order to make reservations at restaurants or schedule trips to the hairdresser. But the AI-powered assistant has struggled to win […]

Amazon Alexa: Illegally Recording Kids, Privacy Advocates Allege

Amazon Alexa: Illegally Recording Kids, Privacy Advocates Allege

Text to Speech Voices Kristin Houser | Futurism | Source URL Creepin’ On Your Kids On Thursday, 19 consumer advocacy and privacy groups announced plans to file a complaint against Amazon with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The complaint alleges that the version of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker designed specifically for use by kids […]