AP | Source URL LONDON (AP) — An ambitious group of suspected state-backed hackers has been burrowing into telecommunications companies in order to spy on high-profile targets across the world, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said in a report published Tuesday . Boston-based Cybereason said the tactic gave hackers sweeping access to VIPs’ call records, location […]
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Andrew Cohen | Sporttechie | Source URL In 2014, scientists at MIT began working to develop an artificial intelligence-powered security system. Atlanta-based company Liberty Defense licensed that technology, called Hexwave, and is now making it commercially available for sports stadiums and other venues. Hexwave uses AI to search for potentially dangerous metallic and non-metallic objects. […]
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Dan Robitzski | Futurism | Source URL Global Strike More than ten cell service companies from around the world were hit by targeted hacks that may have revealed customers’ personal information, call logs, and other private data. The attack, first detected and currently under investigation by the security research company Cybereason, likely began in 2012 […]
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Mass Private I | Source URL One of the NFL’s premiere franchises, the New England Patriots is using “Evolve Edge” millimeter wave/facial recognition scanners to identify fans before they enter Gillette Stadium. According to Evolv Edge’s brochure, their scanners use facial recognition to identify everyone. “The automated, consistent screening eliminates guard fatigue and subjectivity so there’s fewer complaints […]
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Project Veritas | Source URL (New York City) — Project Veritas has released a new report on Google which includes undercover video of a Senior Google Executive, leaked documents, and testimony from a Google insider. The report appears to show Google’s plans to affect the outcome of the 2020 elections and “prevent” the next “Trump […]
Victor Tangermann | Futurism | Source URL Surveillance Scoring China isn’t the only country with a draconian “social credit score” system — there’s one quite a bit like it operating in the U.S. Except that it’s being run by American businesses, not the government. There’s plenty of evidence that retailers have been using a technique […]
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Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Today in “Amazon’s reasons to listen to everything that’s going on inside your household” news, its being reported that products like the Amazon Echo could one day be used to detect signs of cardiac arrest, according to Bloomberg. The first signs of cardiac arrest are usually irregular gasps […]
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Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept | Source URL For over 17 years, Moath al-Alwi has been held at Guantánamo Bay without charge. A Yemeni citizen, al-Alwi is one of Guantánamo’s “forever prisoners,” those whom the U.S. government has not charged with a crime but is unwilling to release. On June 10, the Supreme Court declined […]
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Washington Post | Source URL Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better. You open your browser to look at the web. Do you know who is looking back at you? Over a recent week of web surfing, […]
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Kristin Houser | Futurism | Source URL Century Noted A hundred years ago, Hilton opened its first hotel. Now, in celebration of the momentous anniversary, it’s looking 100 years into the future, sharing its predictions for the hotels of 2119 in a newly released report — and some of those predictions are downright wild. Space Tourism […]
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