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Sex toy espionage: Vibrator maker to pay out $3mn for tracking customer usage — RT Viral A Canadian sex-toy manufacturer has agreed to pay US$3 million (CAD$4 million) to customers for collecting data relating to their sexual habits without their consent. The settlement is the result of a class action lawsuit filed against Standard Innovation, the company behind the We-Vibe 4 Plus vibrator, last September in Illinois by a Chicago area plaintiff who claimed the company gathered data on customers, including app settings. READ MORE: 'Smart sex toys' company to settle lawsuit over gathering customer's data Standard Innovation will have to pay up to US$7400 to each customer who used the We-Vibe 4 Plus app, while those who purchased the sex toy but didn’t use the app will be entitled to US$148. The bluetooth enabled vibrator allows the sex-toy to be controlled remotely and is described on its website as enabling couples to “connect in new, exciting ways — whether they’re in the same room or on a different continent. Push play.”
Microsoft sounds an alarm over facial recognition technology Sophisticated facial-recognition technology is at the heart of many of China’s more dystopian security initiatives. With 200 million surveillance cameras — more than four times as many in the United States — China’s facial-recognition systems track members of the Uighur Muslim minority, block the entrances to housing complexes, and shame debtors by displaying their faces on billboards. I often include these stories here because it seems inevitable that they will make their way to the United States, at least in some form. But before they do, a coalition of public and private interests are attempting to sound the alarm. AI Now is a group affiliated with New York University that counts as its members employees of tech companies including Google and Microsoft.
Creator Processing ... Personal $ Svg $20 ✓ Up to $75 merchandises for personal use. Congress Just Voted to Revoke Your Internet Privacy Rights to Increase Corporate Profits March 30th, 2017 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility All tools can be used for good or ill. Even a broom can be used to sweep the floor or hit someone over the head. The more powerful the tool, the greater the benefit or damage it can cause. The last few months have brought this into stark relief when it comes to computer-assisted facial recognition – the ability of a computer to recognize people’s faces from a photo or through a camera. This technology can catalog your photos, help reunite families or potentially be misused and abused by private companies and public authorities alike.
The Kind of Spy Weaponry Being Offered to Police Will Make Your Head Spin Originally posted at The Conjure House You can imagine the scene. Tear gas canisters fly overhead as a rag-tag group of protesters launch bricks at incoming police. About Face ID advanced technology The technology that enables Face ID is some of the most advanced hardware and software that we’ve ever created. The TrueDepth camera captures accurate face data by projecting and analyzing over 30,000 invisible dots to create a depth map of your face and also captures an infrared image of your face. A portion of the neural engine of the A11, A12 Bionic, and A12X Bionic chip — protected within the Secure Enclave — transforms the depth map and infrared image into a mathematical representation and compares that representation to the enrolled facial data. Face ID automatically adapts to changes in your appearance, such as wearing cosmetic makeup or growing facial hair. If there is a more significant change in your appearance, like shaving a full beard, Face ID confirms your identity by using your passcode before it updates your face data.
The Inter-Net Is Being Cast Over America “A national architecture…” “This is the largest telecommunications project in the history of the United States. It’s going to cover every square meter of land in the United States. It’s going to be able to penetrate the basements of Manhattan, and cover the forest fires in the Sierra Nevada.” –Sam Ginn, National Telecommunications And Information Admin.First Responder Network Authority – Chairman,Speaking at the Feb. 2013 NGA meeting
Comparing Faces in Images - Amazon Rekognition Currently we are only able to display this content in English. To compare a face in the source image with each face in the target image, use the CompareFaces operation. To specify the minimum level of confidence in the match that you want returned in the response, use similarityThreshold in the request. For more information, see CompareFaces. If you provide a source image that contains multiple faces, the service detects the largest face and uses it to compare with each face that's detected in the target image. You can provide the source and target images as an image byte array (base64-encoded image bytes), or specify Amazon S3 objects.
Spyware Alert: Windows 10 is Full Blown Electronic Tyranny This video interview is a must watch for people who care about their privacy and want to make it harder for government agents or hackers to hack their computers. Windows 10 is a psychopath’s and pedophile’s dream come true. By installing Windows 10 on your computer, you are making it easier for Microsoft or anyone with the right skills and knowledge to listen to your conversations or steal your passwords and other personal information on your computer. From YouTube.com: Google ‘fixed’ its racist algorithm by removing gorillas from its image-labeling tech Back in 2015, software engineer Jacky Alciné pointed out that the image recognition algorithms in Google Photos were classifying his black friends as “gorillas.” Google said it was “appalled” at the mistake, apologized to Alciné, and promised to fix the problem. But, as a new report from Wired shows, nearly three years on and Google hasn’t really fixed anything. The company has simply blocked its image recognition algorithms from identifying gorillas altogether — preferring, presumably, to limit the service rather than risk another miscategorization. Wired says it performed a number of tests on Google Photos’ algorithm, uploading tens of thousands of pictures of various primates to the service. Baboons, gibbons, and marmosets were all correctly identified, but gorillas and chimpanzees were not.
Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades — Quartz In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.” It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers embed in printed documents coded patterns that contain the printer’s serial number, and the date and time the documents were printed. The patterns are made up of dots, less than a millimeter in diameter and a shade of yellow that, when placed on a white background, cannot be detected by the naked eye. The existence of the hidden dots gained renewed interest this week when they were found embedded in a top-secret report by the US National Security Agency (NSA) that was published by The Intercept on June 5.