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Google almost made 100,000 chest X-rays public — until it realized personal data could be exposed

Google almost made 100,000 chest X-rays public — until it realized personal data could be exposed

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Douglas MacMillan & Greg Bensinger | The Washington Post | Source URL Two days before Google was set to publicly post more than 100,000 images of human chest X-rays, the tech giant got a call from the National Institutes of Health, which had provided the images: Some of them […]

Google Has Its Eyes On Our Health and Banking Data — Project Nightingale and Project Cache

Google Has Its Eyes On Our Health and Banking Data — Project Nightingale and Project Cache

https://www.ispeech.org Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL There has been serious backlash against Google for hoarding health data of 50 million Americans through Project Nightingale. The once social media giant is now shifting focus from just a search engine and video platform with its subsidiary YouTube, to a […]

Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

iSpeech.org Search giant is amassing health records from Ascension facilities in 21 states; patients not yet informed Rob Copeland | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL Google is engaged with one of the U.S.’s largest health-care systems on a project to collect and crunch the detailed personal-health information of […]

Putin calls for worldwide ‘moral rules’ to control AI-powered killer robots

Putin calls for worldwide ‘moral rules’ to control AI-powered killer robots

Convert Text to Speech Russian President says we shouldn’t be developing technology “for the sake of technology” UK Daily Star | Source URL Inventor Elon Musk , scientist Stephen Hawking , and even 60s rocker Roger Daltrey have sounded warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Now Russian President Vladimir […]

DEATH RAY US Army to test 50-kilowatt laser weapon that incinerates drones, helicopters, planes and missiles

DEATH RAY US Army to test 50-kilowatt laser weapon that incinerates drones, helicopters, planes and missiles

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Harry Pettit | UK Sun | Source URL HEAVILY-ARMOURED vehicles loaded with laser cannons will be deployed by the US Army within the next three years. The upcoming weapon systems each chew through enough energy to power several homes and can take down drones, helicopters and incoming missiles. Officially […]

ACLU sues FBI, DOJ over facial-recognition technology, criticizing ‘unprecedented’ surveillance and secrecy

ACLU sues FBI, DOJ over facial-recognition technology, criticizing ‘unprecedented’ surveillance and secrecy

iSpeech Drew Harwell | Washington Post | Source URL The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the Justice Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI for records detailing their use of facial-recognition software, arguing that the agencies have secretly implemented a nationwide surveillance technology that threatens Americans’ privacy […]

Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Pentagon Cloud Contract, Beating Amazon

Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Pentagon Cloud Contract, Beating Amazon

iSpeech John Harney & Naomi Nix | Bloomberg | Source URL Microsoft Corp. has won the sought-after JEDI cloud computing contract with the Pentagon valued at as much as $10 billion over a decade, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon.com Inc., which had been the front-runner. The decision, […]

Futuristic ‘invisibility cloak’ unveiled – and experts say it could hide an entire building

Futuristic ‘invisibility cloak’ unveiled – and experts say it could hide an entire building

Text to Speech Demo Researchers from Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corporation have developed the light-bending material, which they claim can ‘hide a person, a vehicle, a ship, spacecraft and buildings’ From Harry Potter to Star Trek , invisibility cloaks are staple features of many science fiction blockbusters. Now, one tech firm has […]

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

iSpeech Spencer Ackerman | The Daily Beast | Source URL A year ago, the U.S.’ surveillance court ruled that the FBI violated Americans’ privacy by broadly sifting through dragnets of intercepted communications. Some of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s warrantless searches through the National Security Agency’s enormous troves of communications […]

U.S. Federal Judge Rules Terrorist Watchlist Is Unconstitutional

U.S. Federal Judge Rules Terrorist Watchlist Is Unconstitutional

Text to Speech Newsweek | Source URL U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ruled Wednesday that the federal government’s watchlist of “known or suspected terrorists” is unconstitutional. The list, which contains over 1 million people, was challenged by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and 23 American citizens who said they […]