“We want to do more to stay ahead of constantly evolving user expectations.” He reiterated the point in a New York Times Op-Ed , and highlighted the need for federal privacy rules.
Third, a small subset of data helps serve ads that are relevant and that provide the revenue that keeps Google products free and accessible. In the future, A.I. will provide even more ways to make products more helpful with less data.
This great CNET piece reports that facial recognition in devices like the Nest Cam IQ, Honeywell Smart Home Security, and even the Sony Aibo robot dog don’t comply with Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act, which “defines ‘biometric identifiers’ as retina scans, iris scans, fingerprints, hand scans, face scans and voiceprints.” As reported in the New York Times, cameras have been installed (but not yet activated, so they say) on planes.
An Illinois bill that sought to empower average people to file lawsuits against tech companies for recording them without their knowledge via microphone-enabled devices was defanged this week after lobbying from trade associations representing Silicon Valley giants.
The Japanese government will try to hack into internet-connected devices in homes and offices around the country starting from next month as part of efforts to improve cybersecurity, NHK World-Japan reports . It will be conducted by Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).
Maybe it’s simply a realization that all the data you gave to Facebook is feeding a creeping system of surveillance capitalism and you don’t want to feed the beast anymore. Scroll to and tap Account Ownership and Control Facebook Settings 4. Tap Deactivation and Deletion Account Ownership and Control 5.
Rometty’s comments in the EU’s capital sought to distinguish IBM IBM, +2.02% , which serves business customers, from mass-market tech companies such as Facebook Inc. FB, +3.53% and Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL, +2.51% GOOG, +2.42% Google, which have drawn attacks over data-handling from politicians and regulators worldwide.