Tag: Amazon

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, […]

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

iSpeech Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into “smart spies.” Dan Goodin | ArsTechnica | Source URL By now, the privacy threats posed by Amazon Alexa and Google Home are common knowledge. Workers for both companies routinely listen to audio of users—recordings of which can be kept forever—and […]

Forget Facial Recognition: DHS’s New Database, HART, Also Uses Scars, Tattoos, and Your VOICE to ID You. And Amazon Is Storing All the Data.

Forget Facial Recognition: DHS’s New Database, HART, Also Uses Scars, Tattoos, and Your VOICE to ID You. And Amazon Is Storing All the Data.

https://www.ispeech.org Daisy Luther | The Organic Prepper | Source URL These days, you can’t really go anywhere without encountering cameras.  Going into a store? Chances are there are security cameras. Getting money at an ATM? More cameras. Driving through the streets of a city? More cameras still. Your neighbors may […]

Amazon is testing new biometric technology that will let Whole Foods customers check out by scanning their HANDS, report claims

Amazon is testing new biometric technology that will let Whole Foods customers check out by scanning their HANDS, report claims

iSpeech.orgJames Pero | Daily Mail | Source URL By simply waving one’s hand in front of a scanner, customers may soon be able to cash out at the health-centric grocery chain, Whole Foods, as soon as next year.  Amazon, which purchased Whole Foods in 2017 for more than $13 billion, […]

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

https://www.ispeech.org 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 […]

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Ravie Lakshmanan | The Next Web | Source URL Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect “fear” by reading a person’s face. Dubbed Rekognition, the software offers a comprehensive range of tools for face detection, analysis, and recognition in images and videos. It’s one among […]

Amazon & Google Use Secret Police Deals and Freebies To Spy On Everyone

Amazon & Google Use Secret Police Deals and Freebies To Spy On Everyone

Text to Speech Mass Private I | Source URL Amazon and Google are using secret police agreements and free giveaways to spy on everyone. Last week Vice News revealed how police departments across the country are secretly working with Amazon to create mini-neighborhood surveillance zones using Ring doorbells. Amazon and law enforcement […]

Sensitive data of more than 250 MILLION people to be handed over to Amazon as the US upgrades security on a system used to identify suspected terrorists, immigrants and criminals

Sensitive data of more than 250 MILLION people to be handed over to Amazon as the US upgrades security on a system used to identify suspected terrorists, immigrants and criminals

iSpeech Ian Randall | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon will be looking after biometric data on more than 250 million people as the US Department of Homeland security seeks to upgrade its identification systems. It is part of a plan to replace the department’s existing biometric/biographic database setup […]

Could Amazon spy on your home? Tech giant’s plans for neighbourhood patrol drones spark fears they could be used to collect data Big Brother-style

Could Amazon spy on your home? Tech giant’s plans for neighbourhood patrol drones spark fears they could be used to collect data Big Brother-style

iSpeech Diane Apen |The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon is considering launching drones that patrol neighbourhoods and could even call the police if they spot something amiss, according to a patent. The company may set up a subscription service for worried homeowners that means its delivery aircrafts fly overhead […]