A patent, filed in June 2015 and approved earlier this month, describes technology that would allow a delivery drone to “perform surveillance action at a property of an authorized party” by making a “geo-fence” of the property and then “imag[ing] the property to generate surveillance images,” after or during which, the image data that is not within that geo-fence would apparently be obscured.
Amazon’s delivery drones are not yet dropping off packages, but the company is already envisioning how else that might be used — including by offering “surveillance as a service.” Amazon was recently granted a patent that outlines how its UAVs could keep an eye on customers’ property between deliveries while supposedly maintaining their privacy.
The government claims the new regulations are "backed by 88% of U.K. parents with children aged 7-17," but given that "more than half of Britons watch online pornography" this could be a case of being careful what you wish for.
Now computer scientists at Stanford University are warning about the consequences of a race to control what they believe will be the next key consumer technology market — virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.
Kate Brown signed a bill Thursday requiring tech companies to install “reasonable security features” on connected devices and appliances to prevent hackers from gaining access to steal information or manipulate the devices.
The revelations that NSA hackers and Border Patrol data-trackers had played themselves came on the heels of potentially worse news for wired Americans: An Israeli coding firm also admitted last month that its spyware was being deployed by hackers to attack WhatsApp users and gain access to their phones.
Amazon shareholders voted almost unanimously to reject a proposal to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies, and even a study of its effects garnered little support, effectively green-lighting Big Brother.
The facial and fingerprinting system “will be used to verify the identity of individuals entering or departing the country via land, sea and air,” the government’s publicity office announced today. It said work to replace existing systems with the new devices was 70 percent complete.
Google today announced that app developers will soon be able to bid on a target return on ad spend (tROAS).
For example, Torous said, mental health apps developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs clearly say that user data isn’t transmitted elsewhere. “Certainly if you’re sharing a lot of information about your mental health, and the app is not actually helping you, why put yourself at risk?” Torous said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a new measure that aims to expand government control over the Internet. Critics have warned that the new law, signed by Putin on May 1 and published on the Kremlin website, will lead to censorship over wide parts of the Internet.
“We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” the company said. Last month, Facebook admitted it had inadvertently stored “hundreds of millions” of user account passwords in plaintext for years, said to have dated as far back as 2012.
"Last month we stopped offering email password verification as an option for people verifying their account when signing up for Facebook for the first time," a Facebook spokesperson said an a statement to Mashable.
The city says specific examples are forthcoming As the first plan of its kind in the United States, the New York law established a model, and other local governments have launched similar programs in the time since.
"All current Razer laptops are shipped in Intel Manufacturing Mode, and have full R/W on the SPI flash. “To address this issue, Razer laptops will ship from the factory with an update to remove these vulnerabilities.
He cited the acquisitions of private messaging WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion, and photo-sharing service Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion, as examples of bets "that people think are insane but turn out to be prophetic because he knows the direction the world is going," Stamos said.
Tyler Lizenby/CNET The US Senate Commerce Committee wants explanations from Google CEO Sundar Pichai about a recent controversy at Nest, the smart-home device company Google owns. The committee wants Pichai to specifically address six questions: Has a microphone always been a component of the Nest Secure home security and alarm system device?
Ivan Fratric, the Google Project Zero security researcher who found the this whitelist, described the security flaws he found as follows: - An XSS vulnerability on any of the domains would allow bypassing click2play policy [and running malicious Flash code on these domains].
The Register says the number of accounts from the following websites are for sale on the dark web: “The biggest risk of targeted individual attacks against the victims, however, is probably already in the past: now the buyers will likely conduct large-scale phishing and malware campaigns without a high degree of sophistication,” predicts Kolochenko.
No less an authority than François Chollet has written “I’d like to raise awareness about what really worries me when it comes to AI: the highly effective, highly scalable manipulation of human behavior that AI enables, and its malicious use by corporations and governments.” We may conclude that while individually, our privacy may usually be mostly meaningless, collectively, it is a critically important commons.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say real-time location data probably shouldn’t be outsourced That’s presumably in addition to the data these carriers shared with Zumigo and Microbilt, the second-hand and third-hand data brokers we learned about last month.
They can also post new surveys to Killi and gather the specific information they need. Killi was launched in 2018, and developed by Freckle , a New York City based IoT company that specializes in offline attribution and data as a service.
Britain's data watchdog is investigating complaints that Google is breaking privacy laws, raising the prospect of multi-million pound fines for the company. The Californian tech giant was this month slapped with a €50m (£44m) fine from French regulators for breaching what is being lauded as the law for the digital age.
The Japanese government has announced that beginning next month it will actively try to hack into its citizens’ internet-connected devices in their homes, reports NHK .
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.