Tag: Mark of the Beast

HMRC to delete 5 million voice records

HMRC have been forced to delete five million voice files that were obtained without consent.  As reported by the BBC, HMRC failed to get the necessary consent from individuals before they were signed up to a voice ID system for telephone enquiries. Because of this breach of privacy rules, they are having to delete all […]

How To Address Looming IoT Security Concerns

As the internet of things (IoT) quickly finds its way into businesses everywhere, concerns about IoT devices’ performance and security have become big barriers obstructing the adoption of transformative systems. For companies to experience the benefits of IoT and capitalize on the potentially massive gains in promised productivity, a new approach to assuring peak performance […]

The Terrifying Future of FedCoin

How crypto could bring one of the most important concentrations of power the world has ever seen. The more I think about crypto, the more I get scared about our future. On the one hand, cryptocurrency seems like a libertarian dream. The technology allows transacting money — or anything of value — over the Internet without any third parties involved. […]

That mental health app might share your data without telling you

Free apps marketed to people with depression or who want to quit smoking are hemorrhaging user data to third parties like Facebook and Google — but often don’t admit it in their privacy policies, a new study reports. This study is the latest to highlight the potential risks of entrusting sensitive health information to our […]

Consumers Want to Cut Through the Hype About 5G

According to a recent PCMag survey, 71 percent of respondents think 5G is just hype right now, and 41 percent of those who want 5G are concerned they won’t get it where they live. 5G has become one of the most hyped buzzwords in the tech industry, but most consumers are still left wondering exactly […]

CHINA HAS CREATED A RACIST A.I. TO TRACK MUSLIMS

Whistleblowers say Chinese law enforcement has integrated A.I. with security cameras to “track and control” some 11 million people. And experts warn this is just the beginning. The Chinese government is using facial-recognition software to “track and control” a predominantly Muslim minority group, according to a disturbing new report from The New York Times. The […]

Employee privacy in the US is at stake

Key Points Corporate interest in surveillance seems to be on the rise to boost productivity. A 2018 survey by Gartner found that 22% of organizations worldwide are using employee-movement data, 17% are monitoring work-computer-usage data, and 16% are using Microsoft Outlook- or calendar-usage data. Employees are concerned over this invasion of privacy. The emergence of […]

Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police

The tech giant records people’s locations worldwide. Now, investigators are using it to find suspects and witnesses near crimes, running the risk of snaring the innocent. When detectives in a Phoenix suburb arrested a warehouse worker in a murder investigation last December, they credited a new technique with breaking open the case after other leads […]

Chinese officials force street cleaners to wear GPS-tracking bracelets

Over 500 sanitation workers in Nanjing have been asked to wear ‘smart’ watches The bracelet tracks their location in real time and records when they clock in  An earlier version of the bracelet also sends out an alarm if they stopped moving The alarm function has been removed after the system sparked public outcry Officials […]

Rise in cashless payments stokes concerns over data security

When bitcoin faithful began preaching the virtues of anonymous currencies, the pitch sounded familiar. “I thought, ‘Haven’t we got that already?’” said Kirsten Thompson, a partner at Dentons and national lead of the firm’s transformative technologies and data strategy group. “Cash, not bitcoin, was the original anonymous currency and we lose something by getting rid […]