Chinese surveillance companies on U.S. blacklist still using Silicon Valley components

Dec 20, 2019
Blacklisted firms are still using essential components from the U.S., analysts and company statements suggest.
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Volvo says driver-facing cameras are key to cutting crashes

Mar 21, 2019
The company is shifting its attention to accident prevention.
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New tech doorbells can record video, and that's an ethics problem

Jan 17, 2019
They might be recording a lot more than who's at the front door.
Part of the problem with doorbell cameras is that their owners are filming a lot more territory than the terms of service say they should, says Laura Norén, director of research at Obsidian Security.
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Police and private security personnel monitor security cameras at the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative on April 23, 2013 in New York City.
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The U.S. government doesn’t want 5G tech that’s made in China

Nov 30, 2018
The thing that makes the technology so useful can also make it vulnerable.
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The problem of governments using facial recognition software

"They know both the question and the answer," one CEO says.
A display shows a facial recognition system for law enforcement during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., in 2017.
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The convenience store of the future is always watching

Jan 24, 2018
Sure, no lines sounds great, but is being constantly monitored worth the trade-off?
Shoppers scan the Amazon Go app on their mobile devices as the enter the store Monday in Seattle. Amazon opened the cashier-less store to the public after more than a year in beta.
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The villain in James Patterson’s new book seems strangely familiar…

Aug 14, 2017
In "The Store," a couple takes on an online all-in-one-retailer that has taken over many aspects of life.
Author James Patterson in New York City in 2016.
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Meet the workplace sensors that are watching you

Feb 22, 2017
Bloomberg Reporter Rebecca Greenfield talks about the new ways companies can track employees.
Employers "can monitor workers all the way up until the bathroom," says workplace reporter Rebecca Greenfield.
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How some retailers are tracking you as you walk down their aisles

That coupon for tissues you just found on your phone? That wasn't an accident.
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