Cameras that guess your age and sex are coming to store shelves

Cameras that guess your age and sex are coming to store shelves

At the National Retail Federation trade show in New York earlier this year, a smart shelf on display by Mood Media tried to detect "happiness" or "fear" as people stood in front it — information a store could use to gauge reaction to a product on the shelf or an ad on a screen.

Shoppers filmed in aisles by researchers analysing buying behaviour

Shoppers filmed in aisles by researchers analysing buying behaviour

Video report by ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi Shoppers at some of Britain’s biggest high street stores have been filmed by researchers to examine their buying behaviour, with some footage placed on a public YouTube channel, an investigation has found.

Juul launches a pilot program that tracks how Juul devices get in the hands of minors

Juul launches a pilot program that tracks how Juul devices get in the hands of minors

With Track & Trace, Juul is calling upon parents, teachers and law enforcement officials to come to the Juul Report web portal when they confiscate a device from a minor and input the serial number.

Future Android ‘system updates’ could be initiated from the Google Play Store [APK Insight]

Future Android ‘system updates’ could be initiated from the Google Play Store [APK Insight]

If Google Play is indeed referring to OS updates, the strings — at the very least — suggest that users could initiate downloads and installs for new versions of Android right from the Play Store.

Google play store: Is your smartphone safe? Google reports a 100% increase in malware installed from Play Store last year, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Google play store: Is your smartphone safe? Google reports a 100% increase in malware installed from Play Store last year, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Click-fraud apps, also called "adware " accounted for 55 per cent of all Potentially Harmful Applications (PHAs) installed through the Play Store , followed by trojans at 16 per cent, Google said in its report on Monday.

With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you've never been

With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you've never been

If a logged person tries entering the store, Kogniz's facial recognition will be able to detect that and flag security, Daniel Putterman, the company's co-founder and director, said in an interview. There aren't any rules or standards governing how companies use facial recognition technology.

Facial recognition has no checks, and that’s bad news for our privacy

Facial recognition has no checks, and that’s bad news for our privacy

If a logged person tries entering the store, Kogniz's facial recognition will be able to detect that and flag security, Daniel Putterman, the company's co-founder and director, said in an interview. One store that uses Kogniz shares its login information with its local police department, Putterman said.

Who and what do you depend on in your everyday life?

Who and what do you depend on in your everyday life?

The interesting thing however, is the often cryptic ingredient list in the products I buy as well as the odd nutrition value. People come to the store to buy gasoline so they can get to places.

This AI Detects Shoplifters Before They Steal, But There's Something Even Creepier About It

This AI Detects Shoplifters Before They Steal, But There's Something Even Creepier About It

to protect the safety of stations, airports, shopping streets, houses and school roads," ignores the threats created by giant databases of highly personal information that have proven, as in the cases of Equifax, Mariott, and Yahoo among others, to be poorly secured soft targets that can be VAAK's valorous talk of using their technology to analyze "suspicious activity, dangerous behavior, annoying behavior, etc.

These Cameras Can Spot Shoplifters Even Before They Steal

These Cameras Can Spot Shoplifters Even Before They Steal

At Third Eye, Merkatz said she’s been approached by security management companies looking to leverage their AI technology.

Why Security is Important (Or how Google sucks at it and it's just pathetic.)

Why Security is Important (Or how Google sucks at it and it's just pathetic.)

A few months ago I had an issue with a drive and wanted to upgrade, so I got a bigger, better drive, and as a precaution I offloaded some important documents to my google drive(in case data transfer from old drive gets borked. According to Google's own security, no one had logged on to my account but me.

Confessions of a location data exec: ‘It’s a Ponzi scheme’

Confessions of a location data exec: ‘It’s a Ponzi scheme’

And yet there are location data vendors who are selling data sets of people who are more likely to go into a shop after seeing an ad.

Surveillance firm asks Mozilla to be included in Firefox's certificate whitelist

Surveillance firm asks Mozilla to be included in Firefox's certificate whitelist

On one side Mozilla is pressured by organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Amnesty International, and The Intercept to decline DarkMatter's request, while on the other side DarkMatter claims it never abused its TLS certificate issuance powers for anything bad, hence there's no reason to treat it any differently from other CAs that have applied in the past.

Check to See If Your Next Chrome Extension Is Safe with This Website

Check to See If Your Next Chrome Extension Is Safe with This Website

Advertisement According to the data from Duo Labs’ initial survey of the Chrome Web Store in January, which checked 120,463 Chrome apps and extensions, almost 85 percent of extensions have no privacy policy, 35 percent could read your data on any website, and almost 32 percent—nearly a third—feature known security vulnerabilities.

A third of all Chrome extensions request access to user data on any site

A third of all Chrome extensions request access to user data on any site

The results of this study are made available today on the CRXcavator web portal , where users can check security reports about their favorite extension, or submit an extension ID and have it scanned if Duo researchers missed it during their Web Store analysis.

My own Creepy Facebook Surveillance Moment

My own Creepy Facebook Surveillance Moment

TL;DR: Blank Facebook account I opened 8.5 years ago and never used receives recommendation, out of the blue, to check out a small store I only just learned existed and started patronizing.

How Target Snooped on Shoppers, Changed Prices Based on Location

How Target Snooped on Shoppers, Changed Prices Based on Location

It reads, in part, “We’ve made a number of changes within our app to make it easier to understand pricing and our price match policy.” In essence, the firm has added language to its app that makes clear a price is valid in a store or online — see the screenshot below, provided by Target.

Pre-installed Android apps will soon update even without a Google account

Pre-installed Android apps will soon update even without a Google account

In a message sent to some app developers with pre-installed apps on various devices or operating systems, Google says those apps in question should be updated to reflect this new policy change.

18,000 Android Apps Track Users by Violating Advertising ID Policies

18,000 Android Apps Track Users by Violating Advertising ID Policies

Google did not yet respond to a report sent by AppCensus in September 2018 containing a list of 17,000 Android apps that send persistent identifiers together with ad IDs to various advertising networks, also attaching a list of 30 recipient mobile advertising related domains where the various IDs were being sent.

Why Does Mozilla Maintain Our Own Root Certificate Store?

Why Does Mozilla Maintain Our Own Root Certificate Store?

However, relying on our own root store allows us to provide a consistent experience across OS platforms because we can guarantee that the exact same set of trust anchors is available to Firefox.

Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives

Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives

The app also lets men in Saudi Arabia specify when and where to adult women under their "guardianship", including wives and unmarried daughters, are allowed to travel.

Senators Grill Facebook, Google, and Apple Over Invasive Apps

Senators Grill Facebook, Google, and Apple Over Invasive Apps

Three of the Senate’s biggest privacy advocates are sending letters to Facebook, Google, and Apple executives Thursday, following a recent TechCrunch report that Facebook used an iOS and Android app to monitor the phones of users as young as 13 years old.

Mesibo/messenger-app-android: Open Source Messenger App For Android

Mesibo/messenger-app-android: Open Source Messenger App For Android

Mesibo Messenger for Android Mesibo Messenger is an open-source app with real-time messaging, voice and video call features. To download, open a terminal and issue following commands: $ mkdir Messenger $ cd Messenger $ git clone

Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code

Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code

Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the app store, TechCrunch can confirm.

It’s not just Google or Facebook: The freezer aisle is ad targeting you now

It’s not just Google or Facebook: The freezer aisle is ad targeting you now

A startup named Cooler Screens is piloting a new door for commercial freezers and refrigerators that’s equipped with a camera, motion sensors, and eye tracking in six Walgreens pharmacies around the country, including the one off of Union Square.

How Xiaomi collect huge data from it’s devices and how to stop it

How Xiaomi collect huge data from it’s devices and how to stop it

Cheetah Ads offers diverse, global reach with over 600 million users from 200+ countries and regions across Cheetah Mobile’s owned and operated inventory, including Clean Master, CM Security, Cheetah Keyboard.

Apple says it’s banning Facebook’s research app that collects users’ personal information

Apple says it’s banning Facebook’s research app that collects users’ personal information

The company actually collected similar user data through a separate app Facebook owns called Onavo Protect, which was just removed from the App Store in August for violating Apple’s guidelines.

Walgreens, Nestlé, Coors And More Use Iris-Tracking Cameras To Spy On Shoppers

Walgreens, Nestlé, Coors And More Use Iris-Tracking Cameras To Spy On Shoppers

<span style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" data-mce-type="bookmark" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is testing a technology that embeds cameras, sensors and digital screens in the cooler doors in its stores, a new network of “smart” displays that marketers can use to target ads for specific types of shoppers.

Purism 'PureOS Store' will be for both desktop and mobile apps, and that's a mistake

Purism 'PureOS Store' will be for both desktop and mobile apps, and that's a mistake

"Purism is pleased to announce PureOS Store, a secure alternative to proprietary app stores that respects your privacy and freedom. PureOS Store will be a vibrant hub for both mobile and desktop apps.

Woman sues T-Mobile after employees allegedly snoop on racy private video

Woman sues T-Mobile after employees allegedly snoop on racy private video

"Any confidential information, finding out something you accidentally clicked on." Sachs said that he has worked for Executive Cellular Phones, the contracted company that runs this store, for five years, and is unaware of any similar incidents.

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