Posts Tagged ‘smart’

Facial Recognition Smart Streetlights Raise Concerns

By Sean Walton What began as a way to increase public safety has turned into a civil rights concern. Some residents of San Diego, California are demanding the removal of some 4,000 ‘Smart Streetlights’ which they claim are an invasion of privacy. The devices use sensor nodes to gather a range of information, such as […]

Frightening Videos Surface Of Tesla’s "Smart" Summon Feature

With Tesla releasing V10 of its vehicle software earlier this week, owners were chomping at the bit to get their hands on the long touted “Smart Summon” feature, which is supposed to allow drivers to summon their vehicles to them in parking lots using their cell phones.  But, as things go with Tesla, the idea […]

Duke Energy Reported 650 Million Attempted Cyberattacks in 2017. Damn “Smart” Meters and Grids…

By B.N. Frank According to a recent report issued by The U.S. Dept of Energy, cyberattacks are on the rise – to put it mildly. Duke Energy, one of the largest power companies in the nation serving 7.6 million customers reported more than 650 million cyberattacks in 2017. Experts have warned that utility companies who […]

Why Netanyahu was smart to go 1st, and why Liberman may yet be the man to watch

Over the past week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has proven that he is a creative politician, one determined to untangle the political Gordian Knot Israel is facing since the September 17 elections produced a deadlock between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party. Likud won 32 Knesset seats and Blue […]

Nanochips & Smart Dust: New Face of The Human Microchipping Agenda

The human microchipping agenda has a new face: Nanochips & Smart Dust. What are they? Are you being set up to be a node on the grid? What can you do? Nanochips and Smart Dust are the new technological means for the advancement of the human microchipping agenda. Due to their incredibly tiny size, both nanochips […]

Smart TVs Caught Sending Sensitive User Data To Facebook And Netflix

Just when social media companies were starting to modify their data collection practices to better respect user privacy, the next threat is coming from the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart TVs are becoming increasingly popular in the US. In some cases, users’ data were being sent to Netflix even though they didn’t have […]

Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations

September 17, 2019 By MassPrivateI It is hard to imagine a more intrusive home surveillance device than a faucet or toilet that listens to everyone’s conversations, but that is just what Delta Faucet and Kohler have done. Delta Faucet’s “Voice IQ” takes advantage of where lots of people like to congregate and turns it into an […]

Blind Inventor Develops ‘Smart Cane’ That Uses Google Maps And Sensors To Identify Surroundings

Mandy Froelich, Truth Theory Waking Times Thanks to the ingenuity of a blind inventor, people who lack sight can more easily navigate the world. The “smart cane,” or WeWalk cane, uses ultrasonic sensors to warn the user of nearby objects and obstacles through vibrations in the handle. As CNN reports, the purpose of the device is to protect people from low-hanging […]

Plan to Use Fitbit and “Smart” Home Devices to Stop Mass Shootings — But Might This Instigate More?

September 4, 2019 By B.N. Frank Fitbits, smart watches, and other wearable activity trackers.  They have been the subject of class action lawsuits and recalls due to privacy and security issues as well as undesirable and dangerous health effects on wearers (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Activity trackers emit biologically harmful Electromagnetic Radiation […]

Top Investor: Big Tech Using Smart Speakers for Surveillance

A top tech investor has warned that Big Tech companies such as Amazon and Google are using smart speakers for surveillance purposes. In an interview with Yahoo News, John Borthwick, of Betaworks said that the information recorded by the devices and relayed back to the host companies cannot be described any other way. “I would say that […]

Two New Studies Highlight The Dangers of Smart Vehicles

Derrick Broze breaks down recent studies highlighting the problems with driverless/autonomous internet-connected vehicles. Sources: Hacked Highways? Connected Cars Could Gridlock Entire Cities, Study Warns Cyberphysical risks of hacked internet-connected vehicles New cars vulnerable to hacks that could leave thousands dead: report Support the Future of The Conscious Resistance Network: Support our work AND get […]

French Court Orders the Removal of Smart Meter for Health Reasons

A French court has ordered the removal of the controversial Linky electricity smart meters from 13 homes, for medical reasons. The country’s tribunal de grande instance (TGI or the civil court) of Tours studied the case of 12  plaintiffs against the Linky meters. The court denied 108 of the claims and accepted the remaining 13. […]

Regionalism: Feds Are Actively Pushing Smart Region Initiatives

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) actively promotes “regional collaboration” and “sustainable economic development”. It smacks of UN policies from top to bottom, creating many un-Constitutional initiatives.   There is currently no pushback on Smart Region Initiatives that usurp sovereignty from local cities. Article Four of the Constitution states, “The United […]

Iran Unveils Three Advanced Homegrown Smart Bombs

By Staff, Agencies The Iranian Armed Forces unveiled three advanced precision-guided smart bombs, as the Islamic Republic moves to strengthen its defenses in the face of foreign threats. The domestically-manufactured bombs named “Yasin,” “Balaban” and a new series of the Ghaem missiles were unveiled during a ceremony on Tuesday in the presence of Iranian Defense […]

‘Smart technology’ cannot be sanctioned

MNA – Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said on Tue. that smart technology cannot be sanctioned. Digital economy should be substituted with the oil economy, he said, adding, “if we want to have a bright future, we need to build a smart Iran, because, this technology is based on […]

Stuff no one asked for: P&G launching ‘smart diapers’ with help from Google

   Procter & Gamble Co. worked with a subsidiary of Google to develop a baby monitoring system that alerts parents via a smartphone app if a Pampers diaper needs changing. The app also will enable parents to keep an eye on a baby via a Logitech video camera installed in a nursery, according to the […]

Google Admits “Home” Smart Device Is Listening To Your Recorded Audio

By John Vibes As smart devices have become ubiquitous in our lives, people are becoming increasingly concerned about the privacy implications of the technology. In the past, tech companies like Google have insisted that their smart devices are not a threat to your privacy, but as it becomes more obvious how intrusive this technology can […]

Second Florida City Pays Hackers. How Smart Cities Leave Themselves Open for Cyberattacks.

July 2, 2019 By B.N. Frank A city employee clicking on a malicious link is being blamed for this recent cyber attack in Lake City, Florida.  Insurance will cover most of the ransom and taxpayers will cover the rest.  Argh. Hackers targeting local and state governments is on the rise.  Regardless, many local and state […]

Toronto Resists Google Smart City Dystopia

June 29, 2019 By corbettreport Welcome back to #NewWorldNextWeek – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: US Census Bureau Using Aerial Tech to Help With 2020 Count Secret Cameras Record Baltimore’s Every Move From […]

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