Tag: Amazon

House Subcommittee Knocking at Amazon’s Door Over Ring Data

House Subcommittee Knocking at Amazon’s Door Over Ring Data

high definition tts Frank Konkel | NextGov | Source URL The chairman of a House Oversight panel wants a briefing with Amazon officials about the consumer security tool. Lawmakers want answers from Amazon as civil liberties, privacy and surveillance concerns surrounding its Ring doorbell camera continue to mount. In a […]

Cash, Plastic or Hand? Amazon Envisions Paying With a Wave

iSpeech.org Tech giant plans terminals to let consumers link credit card information to their hands AnnaMaria Andriotis | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.70% wants to make your hand your credit card. The tech giant is creating checkout terminals that could be placed in bricks-and-mortar stores and allow shoppers […]

Amazon and Ring Hit With Lawsuit After Camera Hacks Confirm Worst Fears of Privacy Advocates

Amazon and Ring Hit With Lawsuit After Camera Hacks Confirm Worst Fears of Privacy Advocates

Text to Speech Voices “These devices are not safe,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future. Jake Johnson | Common Dreams | Source URL Home security company Ring and its parent corporation Amazon were hit with a lawsuit in federal court Thursday alleging that their cameras have […]

Forget facial recognition! Amazon is awarded a new patent for technology that uses HAND recognition to track shoppers in its cashierless grocery stores

Forget facial recognition! Amazon is awarded a new patent for technology that uses HAND recognition to track shoppers in its cashierless grocery stores

Convert Text to Speech Stacy Liberatore | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon is set to ‘wave’ goodbye to card payments at its cashierless grocery store. The firm received a patent for a ‘touchless scanning system’ that identifies customers using hand recognition. Customers would scan their hand in order […]

How Amazon Gains Control & Domination

Text to Speech Wolf Richter | Wolf Street | Source URL Amazon takes over the last mile and everything else. Amazon just gave us an update on how rapidly its own delivery system is replacing UPS, the US Postal Service, FedEx, and other carriers in delivering packages from an Amazon […]

Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach

Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach

https://www.ispeech.org Cooper Qunintin, Bill Budington | EFF | Source URL Just a week after hackers broke into a Ring camera in a child’s bedroom, taunting the child and sparking serious concerns about the company’s security practices, Buzzfeed News is reporting that over 3,600 Ring owners’ email addresses, passwords, camera locations, and camera […]

Amazon TRACKED attendees at its AWS cloud service conference using Bluetooth beacons that were pre-installed inside their badges

iSpeech James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL Some attendees at a recent Amazon-run conference got an unwanted surprise in their event credentials. Motherboard reports that badges for people attending Amazon Web Services’s conference, called re:Invent were pre-installed with beacons that let Amazon track them as they traveled around […]

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 […]