• Dec 18, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Cybersecurity, General Privacy News, Governments, Surveillance,

Smile as you buy your holiday goods in a store – you are probably being watched, tracked and analyzed

Amazon may have started out by selling books, but it is now getting heavily into the surveillance market. There are four main sectors where it is already working on solutions that pose risks to privacy. Three of them have been covered extensively in this blog before. They are: the home, with its Alexa devices; the … Continue reading “Smile as you buy your holiday goods in a store – you are probably being watched, tracked and analyzed”

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  • Nov 1, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • General Privacy News, Governments, Surveillance,

Beyond Aadhaar: India wants to create a giant centralized facial recognition database

Two years ago, Privacy News Online wrote about Aadhaar, India’s billion-person biometric database, used to check identity, and its potential to become the world’s biggest privacy disaster. Barely six months after that post, it emerged that access to the Aadhaar database could be bought very cheaply, as reported here by the Indian newspaper The Tribune: … Continue reading “Beyond Aadhaar: India wants to create a giant centralized facial recognition database”

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  • Jun 9, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Cybersecurity, General Privacy News, Governments, Surveillance,

UK police arrest man picked out from the crowd in real time by automatic facial recognition system

An automatic facial scanning system has been used in Wales to spot a man wanted by the UK police, who was then arrested. Believed to be the first of its kind in the country, the arrest follows an earlier announcement by the South Wales police force that that it would be introducing NEC’s NeoFace Watch … Continue reading “UK police arrest man picked out from the crowd in real time by automatic facial recognition system”

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