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Smart Places.



Winston turned round abruptly.
He had set his features into the expression of quiet optimism which it was advisable to wear when facing the telescreen..
(George Orwell - 1984)

Mais s'ils obtiennent ce qu'ils veulent, on ne pourra même pas se cacher dans nos pensées...
Well if they get what they want, then we won't even be able to hide in our thoughts...





WEF 'Smart Cities' Worldwide Are Being Transformed Into Concentration Camps. (Sean Adl-Tabatabai - News Punch - 26/11/2022)

'SMART CITIES' Worldwide Being Converted Into 'Open Concentration Camps,' Says Ex-Silicon Valley Engineer Turned Whistleblower. (Leo Hohmann - The Gateway Pundit - 23/11/2022)

Amazon affirme que la surveillance à bord des véhicules est destinée à assurer la sécurité des employés et non à les espionner : Surveiller leurs moindres mouvements. (Anguille sous roche - 16/11/2022)

UK police use of live facial recognition unlawful and unethical, report finds: Study says deployment of technology in public by Met and South Wales police failed to meet standards. (Vikram Dodd - The Guardian - 27/10/2022)

These Are The World's Most-Surveilled Cities. (Tyler Durden's Photo - ZeroHedge - 8/10/2022)

It looks like a street lamp in a leafy London road... but this is actually a Chinese-made facial recognition camera - one of millions of sinister-looking CCTV cameras quietly installed across Britain in recent months. (Sian Boyle - The Daily Mail - 4/9/2022)

Google's Epic Failure in Toronto Might Kill the 'Smart City' Concept Forever. (Lucas Nolan - Breitbart - 17/8/2022)

Did Amazon Buy iRobot To Map Inside Your Home? (Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge - 10//8/2022)

Ring Cameras Amassing Info On Users...And Their Neighbors. (Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge - 10//8/2022)

New report reveals extent of Chinese CCTV in the UK: Silkie Carlo talks to Florence Read about Chinese-run surveillance systems. (The Post/UnHerd - 13/6/2022)

"Alexa, You're Fired" - A Quarter Of Users Abandon Spying Devices Within 2 Weeks. (Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge - 25//12/2021)

Maison intelligente : un piratage en Corée du Sud déclenche l'alerte. (FranceSoir - 8/12/2021)

The World Economic Forum's Totally Not Creepy New Idea: Schwab and the boys are at it again. (Paul Joseph Watson - Summit News - 18/8/2021)

Big Tech's threat to democracy: Can the US government tolerate the existence of a rival within its territory? (Matthew B Crawford - UnHerd - 29/6/2021)

Canon Installs Smile Recognition Technology In Chinese Offices; Employees Can Only Enter Rooms If They Smile. (Ian Haworth - DailyWire - 17/6/2021)

New Google Nest Hub Can Track Sleep With Radar. (Charlotte Pence Bond - DailyWire - 16/3/2021) -> So now Google needs to know when you're sleeping... What else does Google "need" to know???

Half of London Councils Use Chinese Surveillance Equipment Linked to Persecution of Uighurs. (Victoria Friedman - Breitbart - 19/2/2021)

Smart Locks Could Make Heartless COVID Evictions More Efficient. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 28/9/2020)

Taco Bell store of tomorrow prioritizes cars, GPS tracks your arrival: Taco Bell's "Go Mobile" stores will know when you arrive, and they'll have your order waiting in a dedicated rapid-serve drive-thru beginning next year. (Chris Paukert - CNET - 24/8/2020)

New York City Residents Turn City's Traffic Cameras Into Cop-Watching Tools. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 19/6/2020)

As Some Are Requiring People To Give Up Their Info to Dine, Stories of Creeps Abusing That Info Come Out. (Mike Masnick - TechDirt - 15/5/2020)

Hard Pass: Clearview Offers to Help Out With COVID-19 Contact Tracing. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 30/4/2020)

FTC The Latest To Discover 'Smart' Locks Are Dumb, Easily Compromised. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 10/4/2020)

Are we all authoritarians now?: The speed with which the West has adopted Chinese-style authoritarianism is astonishing. (Austin Williams - Spiked - 7/4/2020)

How Much Data Does Clearview Gather on People? The Answer (Sadly) Will Not Surprise You. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 27/3/2020)

Pour lutter contre le coronavirus, faut-il nous traquer via nos smartphones ? (Cédric Ingrand - LCI - 24/3/2020)

Governments Around The World Are Tracking Their Citizens' Movements to Prevent The Spread of COVID-19. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 20/3/2020)

Clearview Was A Toy For Billionaires Before It Became A Toy For Cops. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 16/3/2020)

Clearview Looking to Expand Its Market to Problematic Countries Known For Human Rights Abuses. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 11/2/2020)

Émotions, fidélité, capacité à donner plus d'offrandes, rien n'est caché aux pasteurs grâce à la reconnaissance faciale ! (InfoChrétienne - 6/2/2020)

London Police Move Forward With Full-Time Deployment of Facial Recognition Tech That Can't Accurately Recognize Faces. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 31/1/2020)

L’Union européenne hésite sur la reconnaissance faciale automatique. (European Scientist - 22/1/2020)

Students and Activists Launch Nationwide Campaign to Stop Facial Recognition From Spreading to College Campuses. (Evan Greer - Fight for the Future - 14/1/2020)

Tracking College Students Everywhere They go on Campus is the New Normal. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 31/12/2019)

Ring-a-ding: IoT doorbell exposed customer Wi-Fi passwords to eavesdroppers: Bitdefender report in July led to patch of code that sent credentials in plaintext. (Sean Gallagher - ArsTechnica - 8/11/2019)

Fooling facial recognition with fashion. (Jessie Li - Axios - 7/9/2019)

Is Amazon's Surveillance Machine Secretly Infiltrating Police Departments? (Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge - 25/8/2019)

NYPD Used Reverse Warrants to Round up Proud Boys Members Suspected of Beating Antifa Members. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt 16/8/2019)

What Hong Kong's Protestors Can Teach us About the Future of Privacy. (Frederike Kaltheuner - Gizmodo - 21/6/2019)

New Data on London Metro Police Facial Recognition Tech Shows It's Still Wrong 96 Percent of the Time. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 9/5/2019)

China Starts Using Facial Recognition-Enabled 'Smart' Locks In Its Public Housing. (Glyn Moody - TechDirt - 7/1/2019)

Central Londoners to be subjected to facial recognition test this week: Met Police: No worries - if you decline to be scanned, it won't be suspicious at all! (Cyrus Farivar - Ars Technica - 17/12/2018)

Worried Amazon Will Add Facial Recognition to Doorbells? Too Late. (David Cardinal - ExtremeTech - 13/12/2018)

How Bike-Sharing Services And Electric Vehicles Are Sending Personal Data to The Chinese Government. (Glyn Moody - TechDirt - 11/12/2018)

Google wants sensors and cameras in every room of your home to watch, analyze, you, patents show. (Teri Webster - The Blaze - 25/11/2018)

Malicious Siri commands can be hidden in music and innocuous-sounding speech recordings. (Ben Lovejoy - 9to5Mac - 10/5/2018) [A group of students from Berkeley have demonstrated how malicious commands to Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa can be hidden in recorded music or innocuous-sounding speech. Simply playing the tracks over the radio, streaming music track or podcast could allow attackers to take control of a smart home.]

Google and Apple's Systems to Track you in Person: What the Media Isn't Telling You. (Michael Kwet - CounterPunch - 6/9/2018)

No, Thanks, Jeff Bezos. I Do NOT Want Alexa Controlling My Home. (David Klinghoffer - Evolution News - 9/5/2018)

Facial Recognition Used by Wales Police Has 90 Percent False Positive Rate. (AJ Dellinger - Gizmodo - 6/5/2018)

Companies in China Are Using Brain Sensors to Monitor Employees' Emotions. (Sidney Fussell - Gizmodo - 30/4/2018)

Chinese man caught by facial recognition at pop concert. (BBC News - 13/4/2018)

How hackers could turn a 'smart city' into a house of cards. (John Brandon - Fox News - 24/3/2018)

China = 'Big Brother' for its surveillance tech. But US uses it too: Americans have been living in the brave new world of facial recognition technology in law enforcement for years. (Doug Tsuruoka - Asia Times - 23/3/2018)

Cops Wanting to Track Movements of Hundreds of People Are Turning to Google For Location Records. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 19/1/2018)

Madison Square Garden Has Been Secretly Using Face Recognition Tech: Report. (Sidney Fussell - Gizmodo- 13/3/2018)

MoviePass CEO backpedals on location tracking and talks strategy to break even by 2019. (Devin Coldewey - TechCrunch - 1/3/2018)

China Exporting Its Surveillance Tech And Philosophy to Other Countries, Helped by Equipment Donations. (Glyn Moody - TechCrunch - 1/2/2018)

Scoop: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network. (Jonathan Swan, David McCabe, Ina Fried, Kim Hart - Axios - 28/1/2018)

China is Building The Ultimate Surveillance Tool: A DNA Database of Every Adult Resident in Troubled Xinjiang Region. (Glyn Moody - TechCrunch - 18/12/2017)

China's CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter. (Jon Russell - TechCrunch - 13/12/2017)

Vulnerability Found In Amazon Key, Again Showing How Dumber Tech Is Often The Smarter Option. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 22/11/2017)

All your WIFI are belong to us: Major vulnerability in WPA2 to be released. (Lloyd Chambers - 16/10/2017)

Insecure IoT Devices Pose Physical Threat to General Public. (Billy Rios - Information Week - July 2017)

UK Police Test Facial Recognition Tech at Carnival, Rack Up 35 Bogus 'Hits' And One Wrongful Arrest. (Tim Cushing - TechDirt - 5/9/2017)

CCTV + Lip-Reading Software = Even Less Privacy, Even More Surveillance. (Glyn Moody - TechDirt - 28/8/2017)

Disney Wants to Track Park Visitors by Secretly Photographing Their Shoes Like a Creep. (Andrew Liszewski - Gizmodo - 28/7/2016)

Internet of Things to be used as spy tool by governments: US intel chief: Clapper says spy agencies "might" use IoT for surveillance, location tracking. (David Kravets - ArsTechnica - 10/2/2016)

Police Using Planes Equipped with Dirtbox to Spy on your Cell Phones: California Police Using Planes Equipped with Dirtbox to Spy on your Cell Phones The Anaheim Police Department of California  Home of Disneyland  admitted that they used special Cell Phone surveillance technology, known as DirtBox, mounted on aircraft to track millions of mobile users activities. (Swati Khandelwal - The Hacker News - 29/1/2016)

Pass through airport security with this implanted NFC chip. (Todd Ogasawara - ExtremeTech - 19/1/2016)

New York bill would ban strong encryption, mandate backdoors in all devices. (ExtremeTech - 2016)

The Internet of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone and Everything Is Monitored. (Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge - 02/03/2015)

Smart Meter Opponent Who Was Arrested for Filming Cops Last Year Found Not Guilty. (The Blaze - 2014)

Public Buses Across Country Quietly Adding Microphones to Record Passenger Conversations: Transit authorities in cities across the country are quietly installing microphone-enabled surveillance systems on public buses that would give them the ability to record and store private conversations. The systems are raising a number of privacy and security concerns. (Kim Zetter - Wired - 18/12/2012) -> Cities that have installed the systems or have taken steps to procure them include San Francisco, California; Eugene, Oregon; Traverse City, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Baltimore Maryland; Hartford, Connecticut; and Athens, Georgia.




The Cringeworthy Mindless Tech Propaganda category...


IoT devices could be next customer data frontier. (Ron Miller - TechCrunch - 30/3/2018)

Alexa in your ceiling? GE teases voice-friendly smart lights for CES: Coming later this year, new Wi-Fi-connected ceiling lights from GE will include built-in microphones that let you talk to Alexa or Google Assistant -- no smart speakers needed. (Ry Crist - CNET - 2/1/2018)