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Collecting the multitude of IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Drone, smartphone, smart TV, Smart doll, smart pill, smart fridge, smart toaster, smart watch, smart glasses, .... All smart and consumer dumb? Looking at the ethics and regulation of new technologies.

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Tomorrow's cities: Are your shoes giving away data? Shops and retailers are taking over where street cameras left off, watching shoppers' every move.

Tomorrow's cities: Are your shoes giving away data?

According to a 2015 survey of 150 retail executives from IT services firm Computer Services Corporation, a quarter of all British shops and 59% of fashion retailers use facial recognition software. Such technology is vital as offline stores attempt to keep up with online retailers, said Duncan Mann, chief operating officer at retail analysis firm Hoxton Analytics. Image copyright Hoxton Analytics "Online retailers gather all kinds of information about shoppers and physical stores also want to understand how people behave in a shop," he said. But, he admits: "A lot of these technologies are kind of invasive. " IPrivacy4IT - Clarinette's blog. Update 24/02/2013: Surveillance keeps expanding.

IPrivacy4IT - Clarinette's blog

Drones are proliferating thanks to there cheap fabrications and the tentatives of regulation are regularly brought up. I have been curating articles on the subjects of surveillance, tracking, spying, and drones on my Pearltrees for anyone interested to make its own opinion. I am reading today a very well analysed essay by Ian Brown, Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the Oxford Internet Institute, on Drones surveillance and identity, titled ‘Privacy, surveillance and technologies impact on identity.’

Drones - IoT - AI

Robotic. State surveillance. Facial recognition. Autonomus cars. Biometrics. How to make IoTSmart devices more secure? Data Brokers and the value of data. IP address and privacy. Phone security. Wearable cameras. Online anonymity. Spying-tracking. An 80 minute documentary makes the case for data access and priv. Privacy in social web. Your most dangerous possession? Your smartph. Do U know whos watching you. Password security.

School laptops camera. DigitalFootprint.


Facebook. Data breach. Online anonymity. Annotated Bibliography SNS and privacy. Where “nothing to hide” fails as logic. Every April, I try to wade through mounds of paperwork to file my taxes.

where “nothing to hide” fails as logic

Like most Americans, I’m trying to follow the law and pay all of the taxes that I owe without getting screwed in the process. I try and make sure that every donation I made is backed by proof, every deduction is backed by logic and documentation that I’ll be able to make sense of three to seven years later. Online privacy: How did we get here? The Hague District Court’s WhatsApp Decision Creates Concerns for Mobile App Developers. Data Mining a Major Challenge to Personal Privacy. 12 min ago | Alibaba Throws Money At Internet Privacy Hu Xiaoming, Alibaba's vice president for small- and micro-financial group and chief risk officer, announced in Beijing that the company will invest CNY40 million to establish a security fund.

Data Mining a Major Challenge to Personal Privacy

Text of H.R. 6416, American Traveller Dignity Act of 2010. A BILL To ensure that certain Federal employees cannot hide behind immunity.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,SECTION 1.

Text of H.R. 6416, American Traveller Dignity Act of 2010

SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘American Traveller Dignity Act of 2010’’.SEC. 2. NO IMMUNITY FOR CERTAIN AIRPORT SCREENING METHODS. No law of the United States shall be construed to confer any immunity for a Federal employee or agency or any individual or entity that receives Federal funds, who subjects an individual to any physical contact (including contact with any clothing the individual is wearing), x-rays, or millimeter waves, or aids in the creation of or views a representation of any part of a individual’s body covered by clothing as a condition for such individual to be in an airport or to fly in an aircraft. So today I was working on some code for a new web site I am about to launch for one of my privacy projects.

I wanted a way to be able to log some statistics about my site visitors without retaining any information which might be considered as private, identifying or could be used to track them; these statistics are important for attracting sponsors. As a rule, I always disable logging everything apart from the date/time, requested page and result (whether or not the page was retrieved successfully) in Apache's access log - but this is a little cumbersome to navigate and create meaningful information from.

How Privacy is Lost. April 28th, 2013 at 17:45 UTC by Ross Anderson On Friday I went to a fascinating lobbying meeting on the new EU data protection regulation.

How Privacy is Lost

Europe is by default the world’s privacy regulator, as America doesn’t care and no-one else is big enough to matter; so this is really important. Some 3000 amendments have been proposed and the regulation is in the final stages of the committee process; the rapporteurs of the various parties are negotiating compromise amendments which should be ready for a vote within weeks.

Data privacy: What your zip code reveals about you - Apr. 18, 2013. All that is needed to match the information data brokers compile with what you buy is your full name — obtained when you swipe a credit card — and a zip code, according to data privacy experts.

Data privacy: What your zip code reveals about you - Apr. 18, 2013

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) That five-digit zip code is one of the key items data brokers use to link a wealth of public records to what you buy. They can figure out whether you're getting married (or divorced), selling your home, smoke cigarettes, sending a kid off to college or about to have one. EFF Raises Questions on Privacy Leaks in Ubuntu. Big Brother Watch » The folly of CCTV in schools.

Guest post by Rupert Matthews There has been much concern recently about CCTV inside schools.

Big Brother Watch » The folly of CCTV in schools

As ever BBW has been at the forefront of the issue with articles such as “Rising number of CCTV cameras in schools”, “CCTV in York Schools (and new research which says it's a total waste of time)” and others. One school has 113 cameras, and several have them in the pupils toilets. The reason usually given for the installation of these intrusive cameras is either “security” or “measures to stop vandalism”. In other words, the school staff have lost control of the school buildings.

France data authority criticises Windows 10 over privacy. Image copyright Getty Images Windows 10 gathers an "excessive" amount of personal data on users, the French data authority has said in a formal notice.

France data authority criticises Windows 10 over privacy

Following complaints the operating system breached France's Data Protection Act, the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) found "many failures". The CNIL has now given Microsoft three months to comply with the act. A Microsoft executive said the company would "work closely" with the CNIL. By default, Windows 10 collects various data on how it is used - this includes what apps are installed and how much time is spent within them, for example. How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. “Only the paranoid survive.” — Andy Grove Andy Grove was a Hungarian refugee who escaped communism, studied engineering, and ultimately lead the personal computer revolution as the CEO of Intel. He died earlier this year in Silicon Valley after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease. Identity and the impact of surveillance technologies.