Posts Tagged ‘software’

A school in Sweden has been fined over $20,000 for using facial recognition software to control student attendance

A watchdog fined a Swedish local authority over $20,559 (200,000 SEK) after it was caught trialing facial recognition technology to monitor the attendance of high-school students, according to a report by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). The school in Skellefteå, a city in northern Sweden, was running a pilot program that […]

Moonshot’s anti-extremism software to be used to tackle vaccine disinformation

   Technology used to counter violent messages online from Islamic State and the far right is being adapted to counter the spread of “anti-vax” conspiracy theories. Moonshot CVE, a company currently working in as many as 28 countries, uses techniques to identify and intervene in the cases of internet users at risk of being radicalised […]

Pocket Spy: Israeli surveillance software ‘Pegasus’ tracked in 45 countries

Blog of Staś Staś Source Article from https://stanstasblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/pocket-spy-israeli-surveillance-software-pegasus-tracked-in-45-countries/ Related Posts DEA tracked every opioid pill sold in the US. The data is out—and it’s horrific Between 2006 and 2012, opioid drug makers and distributors flooded the country with Children at New York Schools Will Be Tracked By Facial Recognition Starting This Week June […]

Palantir’s Software For Fusion Centers Exposed In California FOIA

By Aaron Kesel ‘Gotham’ software written by Palantir shows how government agencies can use very little information to obtain quick access to anyone’s personal minutiae. VICE NEWS Motherboard via public records request has revealed shocking details of capabilities of California law enforcement involved in Fusion Centers, once deemed to be a conspiracy theory like the […]

Private equity firm Bridgepoint to buy Israel software testing company Qualitest

Private equity firm Bridgepoint has entered a deal to acquire a majority stake in Qualitest, an Israeli firm that does software testing and quality assurance, from Marlin Equity Partners, the companies said on Wednesday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Reuters estimated the deal at around $420 million, citing a source […]

Google Chrome has devolved into nothing more than "surveillance software" that spies on its own users

(Natural News) Google Chrome may still be a popular choice for browsing the web, but there are better options — especially if you value privacy and freedom. A new review has revealed that Google Chrome is shamelessly spying on its users — and collecting data on them to build profiles of their […]

New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet

A new software problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that could push the plane’s nose down automatically, and fixing the flaw is almost certain to further delay the plane’s return to flying after two deadly crashes. Boeing said Wednesday that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) “identified an additional requirement” […]

Google’s Chrome Web Browser "Has Become Spy Software"

Google’s Chrome is essentially spy software according to Washington Post tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler, who spent a week analyzing the popular browser and concluded that it “looks a lot like surveillance software.”  Fowler has since switched to Mozilla’s Firefox because of its default privacy settings, and says that it was easier than one might imagine.  […]

Saudi Arabia buys $300 million worth of spy software from Israel: Report

Saudi Arabia has reportedly purchased $300 million worth of spy software from Israel as Riyadh presses ahead with its crackdown against dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Arabic-language al-Khaleej Online news website, citing unnamed senior Arab sources, reported that representatives from the Riyadh regime and Israeli firms met and struck a deal without a mediator in the […]

Amazon Releases Update And Improves Facial Rekognition Software As We Enter The Point Of No Return For Biometrics

By Aaron Kesel Amazon has released an update to its controversial Amazon Rekogntion software which “improves the ability to detect more faces, increases the accuracy of facial matches and decreases the potential for false matches.” The update is available for all AWS Regions previously leaked by WikiLeaks supported by Amazon Rekognition – U.S. East (N. Virginia), […]

NATO mapping software now available to Chinese military, report finds

A Belgium-based defense contractor Luciad has sold the software to China, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP) citing Chinese government sources. The software, which includes a Luciad Lightspeed application, is used to map the terrain and ensure situational awareness of military commanders. The software, which is in used by NATO and US […]

Documents Show IBM Pitched The NYPD Facial Recognition Software With Built-In Racial Profiling Options

Documents obtained by The Intercept show the NYPD and IBM engaged in a long-running facial recognition tech partnership from 2008 to 2016. While some of this deployment was discussed publicly, details about the extent of the program — as well as it’s more problematic elements — haven’t been. As the article’s title informs the […]

Amnesty International targeted with Israeli spy software

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 1 August 2018 This WhatsApp message purporting to be about human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia was an attempt to lure the recipient into clicking on a link that would turn their mobile phone into a powerful spying device. Amnesty International says one of its staff was the target of […]

Synchronicity: The Universe’s Software Programs

Despite the recognition that Carl Jung has received throughout the last century or so, the importance of his work still cannot be stressed enough. The real beauty of Jung’s work was his ability to conceptualize a variety of esoteric, even shamanistic concepts through scientific, empirical observation.  While some might still beg to differ, Jung’s concepts […]

Amazon Shareholders Call On Jeff Bezos To Stop Selling Facial “Rekognition” Software To Police

June 21, 2018 By Aaron Kesel An astounding 20 groups of Amazon shareholders sent its CEO, Jeff Bezos, a letter urging him to stop selling the company’s face recognition software to law enforcement, CNN reported. The software, called Rekognition, came under greater scrutiny last month when the ACLU published revealing internal documents related to […]

Report Confirms Deep Flaws Of Automated Facial Recognition Software In The UK, Warns Its Use In The US Is Spreading

Now Big Brother Watch has produced a report bringing together everything we know about the use by UK police of automated facial recognition software (pdf), and its deep flaws. The report supplements that information with analyses of the legal and human rights framework for such systems, and points out that facial recognition algorithms often disproportionately misidentify […]

Find the Best Software for Starting Own Online Casino

More and more people prefer virtual world to the real one these days. It is not a surprise at all as a person can find and do almost anything in the web. Of course entertainment is not an exception. Moreover, lots of users give preference to online gambling institutions where […]

Software-powered medical diagnosis already more reliable than "subjective" diagnoses from human doctors

(Natural News) British researchers have developed a new imaging technology for analyzing tumor biopsies. Furthermore, they claim their Digistain technology enjoys greater reliability compared to subjective diagnoses by human health professionals, according to an article in ScienceDaily. The Imperial College London (Imperial) research team promised that their new method can reduce the subjectivity […]

New Surveillance Camera Software Allows Law Enforcement To Identify Groups Of People In Real-Time

By MassPrivateI Imagine walking down a public street on your way to dinner with your family; now imagine police knowing exactly who you are and the names and ages of every family member. But wait, it gets worse because the surveillance doesn’t stop there. Once you have entered the restaurant, police can use […]

How a female software engineer uncovered the horrifying left-wing cult of censorship and bullying that pervades the tech industry

(Natural News) Marlene Jaeckel, an Atlanta-based scientist and software engineer who specializes in the development of various technologies for Google and Apple platforms, recently participated in a panel at the Social Media Neutrality Panel at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Jaeckel sat alongside a number of prominent conservative figures, including Jim Holt […]

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