Image of A 'Black Mirror' Episode Is Coming to Life in China: (China's social Credit Score)
A 'Black Mirror' Episode Is Coming to Life in China: (China's social Credit Score)
In another indication that Back Mirror isn't just a sci-fi anthology series and instead a glimpse into our actual future, China is extending its "social credit" system to block accused wrongdoers from traveling on trains and planes.The social credit program has been around since 2014, and has been steadily expanding. According to Wired:    In 2014, the State Council, China’s governi... [Read More]
Image of China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system  --  here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you | Business Insider
China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system -- here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you | Business Insider
The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their “social credit.”The “social credit system,” first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that “keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful,” according to a government document.The program is due to be fully operational by 2... [Read More]
Image of David Icke | Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft
David Icke | Welcome To The Minority Report: Thousands Of Stores Plan Facial Recognition Use For Anti-Theft
'Hundreds of retail stores and soon thousands are investigating using biometric facial recognition software FaceFirst to build a database of shoplifters to aid in the fight against theft, Peter Trepp CEO of FaceFirst told BuzzFeed News.The software is called FaceFirst and is designed to scan faces as far as 50 to 100 feet away. As customers walk through a store entrance, the video camera captures ... [Read More]
Tencent employs facial recognition to detect minors in top-grossing mobile game ‘Honour of Kings’ | South China Morning Post
Tencent’s stricter controls over underage gamers come amid Beijing’s call to protect children’s health, with the government blaming the country’s widespread myopia on the playing of video games.Tencent Holdings, the world’s top-grossing games publisher, will use facial recognition technology to detect minors amid tighter scrutiny by the Chinese government over concerns excessive video gaming is hu... [Read More]
Image of Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are 'surveillance states' and risk more regulation
Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are 'surveillance states' and risk more regulation
Even though he was once an executive at Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, favors investing in Amazon instead, he told CNBC's "Fast Money: Halftime Report" on Thursday.President Donald Trump has been a critic of Amazon, tweeting his disdain for coverage from The Washington Post, which is a personal holding of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. But Palihapitiya said he t... [Read More]
Image of Implanted Microchip to Replace Credit Cards, Car Keys » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
Implanted Microchip to Replace Credit Cards, Car Keys » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
A microchip embedded under the skin will replace credit cards and keys according to Stephen Ray, who has already overseen a program for Sweden’s largest state owned train operator that allows customers to scan their chips instead of using tickets.BBC News showcased the system in which Swedes are able to have their embedded chip scanned by a conductor who uses an app to match up their chip membersh... [Read More]
Image of The history of warrantless surveillance and how to reform it.
The history of warrantless surveillance and how to reform it.
On June 2, 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the USA FREEDOM Act to reform certain U.S. surveillance authorities. At the time we praised the bill as an important step toward badly needed, comprehensive reform of U.S. surveillance law — the first in decades. We also indicated that the reform process was only just beginning.Today we are renewing our call to reform the law to ensure that human rights fo... [Read More]
Image of Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’
Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’
Americans are offering up more and more personal data at work — and it's about to get much harder to opt outThe snack machine wants to scan Alice’s fingerprints.Alice — not her real name — would prefer not to surrender her biometric data just to get a candy bar, but it’s the preferred option in the break room. She could input a personal code, instead, but either way everything she orders from the ... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-US lawmakers repeal internet privacy rules
PressTV-US lawmakers repeal internet privacy rules
US lawmakers have voted to roll back rules that could prevent internet service provider (ISP) companies from selling users' data to third parties without their consent.The lawmakers at the US House of Representatives voted 215-205 on Tuesday to overturn the Federal Communications Commission (FFC) rule and sent the legislation to President Donald Trump for signing, following a heated debate over di... [Read More]
Image of Facial Recognition In The Toilet: Asia’s Restrooms Are Going High Tech
Facial Recognition In The Toilet: Asia’s Restrooms Are Going High Tech
It seems everything is receiving a technology upgrade nowadays, and public restrooms might be the next target. Whether it’s to fight toilet paper thieves or show which stalls are occupied, the next time you go pee there may be technology watching over you.Authorities in China are adding facial recognition toilet paper dispensers in some public restrooms to stop visitors from stealing entire rolls ... [Read More]
Image of US Senate Just Voted to Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data Without Permission
US Senate Just Voted to Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data Without Permission
The ISPs can now sell certain sensitive data like your browsing history without permission, thanks to the US Senate.The US Senate on Wednesday voted, with 50 Republicans for it and 48 Democrats against, to roll back a set of broadband privacy regulations passed by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) last year when it was under Democratic leadership.In October, the Federal Communications Com... [Read More]
Image of US Senate votes to allow sale of people's browsing history without consent | The Independent
US Senate votes to allow sale of people's browsing history without consent | The Independent
The US Senate has voted to overturn internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last October. The rules were put in place to protect web users, banning internet service providers (ISPs) from sharing consumers’ web browsing data, including history and financial, health, communications and location information, without their prior approval.ISPs have a lot to gain fro... [Read More]
Image of Five Creepy Things Your ISP Could Do if Congress Repeals the FCC’s Privacy Protections | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Five Creepy Things Your ISP Could Do if Congress Repeals the FCC’s Privacy Protections | Electronic Frontier Foundation
5. Selling your data to marketersWhich ISPs did it before? We don’t know—but they’re doing it as you read this!It’s no secret that many ISPs think they’re sitting on a gold mine of user data that they want to sell to marketers. What some people don’t realize is that some are already doing it. (Unfortunately they’re getting away with this for now because the FCC’s rules haven’t gone into effect yet... [Read More]
Image of Secdo Automates End-to-End Incident Response with Preemptive IR
Secdo Automates End-to-End Incident Response with Preemptive IR
As vast volumes of digital data are created, consumed and shared by companies, customers, employees, patients, financial institutions, governments and so many other bodies, information protection becomes a growing risk for everyone.Who wants to see personal customer purchasing data flying into the hands of strangers? What company can tolerate the pilfering of its intellectual property by competito... [Read More]
Image of Trump's New FCC Chairman Lets ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent
Trump's New FCC Chairman Lets ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent
Bad News for privacy concerned people!It will be once again easier for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell your personal data for marketing or advertisement purposes without taking your permission.Last October, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a set of privacy rules on ISPs that restrict them from sharing your online data with third parties without your consen... [Read More]
Image of Malware Hijacks Microphones to Spy On Ukrainian Businesses, Scientists and Media
Malware Hijacks Microphones to Spy On Ukrainian Businesses, Scientists and Media
Ukraine has once again been a target of a potential hacking attack that infected computer systems from dozens of Ukrainian businesses with highly sophisticated malware, allowing hackers to exfiltrate sensitive data and eavesdrop on their network.Late last year, the country also suffered a power outage caused by the same group of hackers that targeted Ukraine's power grid with the BlackEnergy malwa... [Read More]
Image of AI-Powered Body Cams Give Cops The Power To Google Everything They See
AI-Powered Body Cams Give Cops The Power To Google Everything They See
The police body camera industry is the latest to jump on the artificial intelligence bandwagon, bringing new powers and privacy concerns to a controversial technology bolstered by the need to hold police accountable after numerous high-profile killings of unarmed black citizens. Now, that tech is about to get smarter.Last week, Taser, the stun gun company that has recently become an industry leade... [Read More]
Image of Judge: New Miami has to pay back speeders $3 million
Judge: New Miami has to pay back speeders $3 million
It’s a controversial battle over unmanned cameras.Stationary traffic cameras are already a thing of the past ever since a judge decided they were unconstitutional back in 2014.Controversy still surrounds the use.The village of New Miami has to pay back drivers for fines collected for nearly two years while the cameras were in place.In a ruling handed down on Wednesday, Judge Michael Oester said th... [Read More]
Image of PressTV-‘New CIA rules won’t end spying on US citizens’
PressTV-‘New CIA rules won’t end spying on US citizens’
The new privacy guidelines imposed on the CIA by the outgoing administration of US President Barack Obama to restrict domestic surveillance will not limit government eavesdropping on Americans, says Stephen Lendman, a journalist and political analyst in Chicago.“So-called guidelines have been around for the past few decades; it certainly hasn’t stopped the CIA or NSA or FBI about doing anything th... [Read More]
Image of D-Vasive: TEAM MGT is WORKING FEVERISHLY to ADDRESS THE DATA SECURITY THREATS OF TODAY
D-Vasive: TEAM MGT is WORKING FEVERISHLY to ADDRESS THE DATA SECURITY THREATS OF TODAY
Stop Being Spied On!Everyday more and more invasive apps are being released. These invasive apps want to silently turn on your microphone to record your voice as well as turn on your camera to video record your activities. D-Vasive operates in a unique way, allowing you complete control in managing your internal hardware. So that way, when a potential malicious application tries to open your Camer... [Read More]
Image of Obama unleashes 3,853 regs, 18 for every law, record 97,110 pages of red tape | Washington Examiner
Obama unleashes 3,853 regs, 18 for every law, record 97,110 pages of red tape | Washington Examiner
President Obama's lame duck administration poured on thousands more new regulations in 2016 at a rate of 18 for every new law passed, according to a Friday analysis of his team's expansion of federal authority.While Congress passed just 211 laws, Obama's team issued an accompanying 3,852 new federal regulations, some costing billions of dollars.The 2016 total was the highest annual number of regul... [Read More]
Image of Obama Quietly Signs The 'Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act' Into Law » Alex Jones' Infowars
Obama Quietly Signs The 'Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act' Into Law » Alex Jones' Infowars
Late on Friday, with the US population embracing the upcoming holidays and oblivious of most news emerging from the administration, Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes $611 billion for the military in 2017.In a statement, Obama said that:     Today, I have signed into law S. 2943, the “National Defense Authorization ... [Read More]