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Amazon faces pressure to stop selling facial recognition to police

3 hours ago   |   Engadget   |   3 articles

Amazon may not have much choice but to address mounting criticism over its sales of facial recognition tech to governments. The American Civil Liberties Union has delivered...
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Shareholders Urge Amazon To Stop Selling Facial Recognition Software to Police

3 hours ago   |   Android Headlines   |   3 articles

Amazon's facial recognition software, Rekognition, has a few customers in law enforcement, which include Orlando, Fl; and Washington County, OR. And it's forcing shareholders...
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Some Game Companies Vow To Remove Controversial Analytics App

Some Game Companies Vow To Remove Controversial Analytics App

3 hours ago   |   Cinema Blend

Many gamers who discovered that they've been run through the privacy data wringer and that a company known as RedShell has been gathering a lot more data about them than they...
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Shareholders are trying to pressure Jeff Bezos into cutting off Amazon's deals to sell facial recognition to police departments

Shareholders are trying to pressure Jeff Bezos into cutting off Amazon's deals to sell facial recognition to police departments

5 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Civil rights groups and a shareholders are putting pressure on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling the Amazon Rekognition facial recognition software to law enforcement...
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Facebook's Device Partners And How Nothing Has Changed Since Cambridge Analytica

5 hours ago   |   Forbes   |   2 articles

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has changed little in Facebook's approach to user privacy and transparency in how it uses the data that its two billion members entrust it with...
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Beat the clock and apply for TC Top Picks at Disrupt SF 2018

5 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

Time is running out on one of the best ways for an early-stage startup to experience Disrupt San Francisco 2018, September 5-7 at Moscone Center West. We're designating 60...
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New iOS 12 feature will share your location with 911 centers in US

6 hours ago   |   Pocket-lint   |   7 articles

Apple has announced a new iOS 12 feature - but it's US-only. Coming this autumn, the just-revealed feature will allow your iPhone to share your location with first responders...
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Google Home and Chromecast GPS location leak

Google Home and Chromecast GPS location leak

6 hours ago   |   SlashGear   |   6 articles

A security breach was discovered this month by a researcher with an eye on Google Home and GPS location reporting. In his proof of concept, a URL is opened on a computer...
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Google will fix Home and Chromecast bug that reveals your location

7 hours ago   |   Engadget   |   6 articles

Don't look now, but your Google Home speaker or Chromecast could give away your whereabouts... for a little while, that is. Google has promised a fix for an authentication...
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New System Connects Surveillance Cameras to Smartphones

New System Connects Surveillance Cameras to Smartphones

7 hours ago   |   R&D Magazine

ArticleNew technology will allow public cameras to send personalized messages to smartphones without invading privacy, using a real-time, end-to-end system. Staff Author: Kenny...
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