• Oct 18, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • News, Privacy, Programming,

Powerful and pervasive artificial intelligence is coming: now is the time to talk about its impact on privacy

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rather like the GNU/Linux desktop: every year is the one when it will finally take off. Indeed, this has been true for AI far longer than for the GNU/Linux desktop, since it is generally held that AI as a discipline was born back in 1956, whereas the GNU project only started … Continue reading “Powerful and pervasive artificial intelligence is coming: now is the time to talk about its impact on privacy”

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  • Aug 25, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Copyright, Governments, Privacy, Security,

Welcome to the Internet of listening, eavesdropping, spying things

There’s a new frontier for digital privacy: home devices that understand spoken commands. That’s impressive and convenient, but it comes with definite risks, as Rick Falkvinge pointed out earlier this week. The product sites of the main players in the so-called “smart speaker” sector – Amazon, Apple, and Google – offer plenty of upbeat advertising … Continue reading “Welcome to the Internet of listening, eavesdropping, spying things”

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Apple removes VPN apps from the Chinese App Store on government orders

Today, Chinese iPhone users woke up to discover that censorship-defeating apps such as the Private Internet Access VPN app are no longer present in the Chinese Apple App store. The move comes after the Chinese government launched an inquiry into Apple’s App Store content back in April of 2017 – targeting several livestreaming sites. Recently, along … Continue reading “Apple removes VPN apps from the Chinese App Store on government orders”

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Apple patents technology enabling police to prevent iPhones from filming police abuse

Apple has been awarded a patent for making your camera refuse to record what it’s seeing if it also sees something akin to an infrared strobe light. The intention is to prevent recording concerts, but once the technology exists, it will also be used by authorities who don’t want police violence and abuse of power … Continue reading “Apple patents technology enabling police to prevent iPhones from filming police abuse”

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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Joseph
  • News,

iPhone 6, New Samsung & Blackberry Phones Highlight Security Demands

The Apple iPhone 6 and 6+ certainly made a mark to anyone who follows the latest smartphone release or other markets that were impacted by its release, but many would-be customers have expressed concern over what they are considering a major concern for those who spend hundreds of dollars for the devices. While standing in … Continue reading “iPhone 6, New Samsung & Blackberry Phones Highlight Security Demands”

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