Five Eyes, India, And Japan Want ‘Backdoor’ To End-To-End Encryption

Five Eyes, India, And Japan Want ‘Backdoor’ To End-To-End Encryption

Their press release talks about the dangers of end-to-end encryption and how it’ll create a zone where no governments or even the companies implementing it, will be able to locate illegal activities.

Facebook leaks show Mark Zuckerberg defending his decisions to angry employees

Facebook leaks show Mark Zuckerberg defending his decisions to angry employees

“I’m not sure if I’m missing something from this question,” Zuckerberg responded, in polite disbelief, “but I certainly haven’t seen any data that suggests that free food is anywhere near the list of primary reasons that people come to work at this company.

Amazon’s new smart shopping cart lets you check out without a cashier

Amazon’s new smart shopping cart lets you check out without a cashier

The Dash Cart links with your Amazon account and tracks the items you place inside The Dash Cart is coming first to Amazon’s grocery store in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Opinion | Stop Surveillance Humanitarianism

Opinion | Stop Surveillance Humanitarianism

For humanitarian organizations, monitoring and collecting data are essential for delivering the right amount of aid to the right people at the right place and time.International organizations that deploy large-scale identity collection systems can become the largest data brokers in a crisis region.

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Nano Things

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Nano Things

With the help of Internet of Nano Things, nanodevices can collect large volumes of critical data that can be analyzed to gain informative business insights.Internet of nano things can be used to develop a Body Sensor Network (BSN) using in-body nanosensors that can monitor any patient’s health and biological activity.

When Apps Get Your Medical Data, Your Privacy May Go With It

When Apps Get Your Medical Data, Your Privacy May Go With It

Federal privacy protections, which limit how health providers and insurers may use and share medical records, no longer apply once patients transfer their data to consumer apps.

Rogue 'Smart' Ovens Again Highlight How Dumb Tech Is Often The Smarter Choice

Rogue 'Smart' Ovens Again Highlight How Dumb Tech Is Often The Smarter Choice

Which might all be fairly impressive if the oven didn't have a weird habit of turning itself on in the middle of the night: "The first documented overnight preheat occurred in May. A group member wrote that he roasted potatoes around 5PM one night and left them to cool in the oven.

Line announces social credit scores, a Google Duplex competitor, and much more

Line announces social credit scores, a Google Duplex competitor, and much more

Line is one of the most prominent tech companies in Japan, with a chat app that virtually everyone here uses and which offers various adjacent services, from gaming to ride-hailing to personal finance.

Digital Privacy Is a Class Issue

Digital Privacy Is a Class Issue

There is no sense that people should have a say in what government is permitted to know about them, or in what kinds of data can be used to make decisions about public programs.

‘Look at camera for entry’: Tacoma store using facial recognition technology

‘Look at camera for entry’: Tacoma store using facial recognition technology

KIRO 7 has learned the Jacksons Food Stores location at South 38th Street and Pacific Avenue in Tacoma is using facial recognition technology that’s designed to help prevent thefts and robberies by controlling who’s allowed into the store.

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.

Facebook’s new move isn't about privacy. It’s about domination

Facebook’s new move isn't about privacy. It’s about domination

People in China use WeChat for everything from sending messages to family to reading news and opinion to ordering food to paying at vending machines to paying for a taxi.

What is Location Data … and Why Should You Care? | Data & Me

What is Location Data … and Why Should You Care? | Data & Me

We recently sat down with Gil Elbaz, CEO and Founder of Factual, a location data company powering innovation in product development, mobile marketing and real-world analytics.

One of the UN's largest aid programmes just signed a deal with the CIA-backed data monolith Palantir

One of the UN's largest aid programmes just signed a deal with the CIA-backed data monolith Palantir

Last week, the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) announced a partnership with Palantir, the controversial US-based data analytics company with deep links to US intelligence agencies.

Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme are partnering for a reported $45 million

Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme are partnering for a reported $45 million

Image source Palantir and the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) are partnering for a reported $45 million. There are risks to both individuals and whole populations from the gathering and processing of data from humanitarian activities.

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

He said all the conveniences can be “a powerful drug to help people forget the fact that they are also being spied on.” Gadgets with voice controls typically aren’t transmitting any data back to company servers until you activate them with a trigger word, such as “Alexa” or “OK Google.” But devices have sometimes misheard innocuous words as legitimate commands to record and send private conversations .

Beijing pioneering citizens' 'points' system critics brand 'Orwellian'

Beijing pioneering citizens' 'points' system critics brand 'Orwellian'

BEIJING: Beijing's municipal government will assign citizens and firms "personal trustworthiness points" by 2021, state media reported on Tuesday, pioneering China's controversial plan for a "social credit" system to monitor citizens and businesses.

AmazonBasics Microwave review: Alexa makes you popcorn, orders more in this compact, affordable microwave

AmazonBasics Microwave review: Alexa makes you popcorn, orders more in this compact, affordable microwave

For $60, you can buy this AmazonBasics Microwave and find out what it's like to say, "Alexa, microwave 3 ounces of popcorn." Spoiler: It feels pretty natural. Saying "Alexa, microwave for 2 minutes," or "Alexa, stop cooking" feels like the way we should have been using microwaves all along.

Aadhaar, the world's largest biometric identity database, approved by India's Supreme Court

Aadhaar, the world's largest biometric identity database, approved by India's Supreme Court

Key points: Indian residents cannot receive welfare food rations, other benefits without being entered into Aadhaar Until today, Indian residents have had to link their private bank accounts, mobile numbers and even school admissions to their profile in the government database.

FreshMenu 2016 Data Breach Exposed Records of 110,000 Users, Company Decided Not to Disclose: Report

FreshMenu 2016 Data Breach Exposed Records of 110,000 Users, Company Decided Not to Disclose: Report

A report has now surfaced online that claims FreshMenu had a massive data breach back in 2016; a breach that exposed personal data of over 110,000 customers including their names, email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses, device information, and order histories. One of the app's users from India claims that their email address was part of the breach.