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Cortica, an Israeli company with deep roots in security and AI research, recently formed a partnership in India with Best Group to analyze the terabytes ... for law enforcement in cities like London and New York to employ facial recognition and license plate matching as part of their video camera surveillance.
Case in point is Chinese startup SenseTime, which makes AI-powered surveillance software for the country's police, and which this week received a new round of funding worth ... But China isn't the only country interested in this use of AI, and companies around the world are working on similar systems.

But demand is highest in China, where the government's embrace of AI has prompted heavy investment — 48% of global investment went to Chinese startups compared to the 36% going to American companies. Since it was founded in 2015, SenseTime has published more papers in top AI journals than ...
It's developing a service code-named “Viper” to parse data from thousands of live camera feeds — a platform it hopes will prove invaluable in mass surveillance. And it's already in talks to raise another round of funds and targeting a valuation of more than $4.5 billion, according to people familiar with the ...
Mao Yan's Shenzhen is part of one of the great social experiments of humankind — the use of massive amounts of data, combined with facial recognition technology, shaming and artificial intelligence to control a population via marriage of the state and private companies. Already on the packed highways ...
It is high time for the industry not merely to repent but to change. In a keynote speech at Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Summit West last November, where major tech companies were promoting what they were doing to reduce their carbon footprints, I issued a challenge to Silicon Valley: We ...

Currently, the company designs and manufactures surveillance cameras, creates software and hardware to analyze and manage video footage, and builds technology that controls who accesses a location. Its clients include airports, banks, and public transit companies. To coincide with the Motorola deal, ...
And, as increasing numbers of people are realising, surveillance capitalism doesn't just benefit corporations. It benefits political organisations as well – shadowy ones like Cambridge Analytica, yes, but also the mainstream political parties and candidates. The Obama campaign of 2008 is often described as ...
Such notions of surveillance can quickly conjure up fears of sci-fi dystopias, like “1984” or “The Matrix,” where governments or machines track people to control them. But the reality is at once more mundane and more subtle: Companies aim to understand you so they can make money by capitalizing on your ...
A security company wants to modernize the “backward-looking” and “inherently inefficient” video surveillance industry by offering a blockchain-based ... Their product has already been put through its paces in a real-world environment in South Africa – and executives claim the companies involved in the ...
Facebook's data policies are exploitative and resemble the work of a “surveillance company,” according to exiled National Security Agency (NSA) leaker ... Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as 'surveillance companies'.
"Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as 'surveillance companies,'" Snowden said. "Their rebranding as 'social media' is the most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense." ...
According to privacy rights group Privacy International, there have been at least 7 recorded sales of surveillance equipment to the Philippines. The group's Surveillance Industry Index (SII), which tracks developments and sales in the industry, lists “off the air” technologies and intrusion software technologies ...
Companies will seek whatever means allowable to turn data into profits and creating mass surveillance databases for law enforcement access is a model already proven lucrative by the LPR industry. The Baltimore Police previously tested a service provided by company called Persistent Surveillance ...
Saab's swing-role surveillance aircraft got airborne for the first time Mar 14. The Swedish company says it remains on schedule to deliver an order from the United Arab Emirates for three jets. LONDON — Saab's GlobalEye swing-role surveillance aircraft got airborne for the first time March 14. The Swedish ...
As another ISC West quickly approaches, observers of South Korean end-to-end security manufacturer IDIS are reminded of the company's American debut ... with a powerful range of guaranteed backward/forward compatible offerings, and benefits including an industry leading warranty on most recorders.
Iran Tries to Blow Up Saudi Company. The New York Times is reporting the attempt. It is a chilling episode that should give eveyrone pause. "In August, a petrochemical company with a plant in Saudi Arabia was hit by a new kind of cyberassault. The attack was not designed to simply destroy data or shut ...

LONDON — Global cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has partnered with a market surveillance company to try and stamp out market manipulation on its platform. Market surveillance software provider Irisium announced on Wednesday that it is now working with Bitfinex to "identify and investigate ...
A new platform aims to make surveillance cameras 'smart', using enhanced facial recognition, object detection and real-time video analysis. In the US alone, the video surveillance market is projected to be valued at $75.64 bln by 2022. In reality, these cameras cannot prevent crime from taking place in ...
... a U.S. tech company called Sandvine were apparently used to deliver surveillance and censorship malware in Egypt, Turkey, and Syria. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab found that the malware targeted people who were trying to download programs from established companies like ...
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, believes Facebook is a surveillance operation. Facebook's chief operating officer ... Speaking on NPR's “Morning Edition,” Sandberg also said she didn't know if other companies had misused user data. But she suggested the company was ...
A legitimate business need is an important factor when considering surveillance in the workplace. Companies may struggle to justify a network of CCTV cameras in the office, but criminal incidents, such as theft or other similar activities, can constitute a genuine need. Communicating with employees the ...
Critics of Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana Decry State & Company Surveillance of Protesters .... My big concern with pipelines is, we don't have the laws, we don't have the people, we don't have the regulation, and we don't have fines and penalties that motivate companies to prevent oil spills. You know ...
A private company that sells surveillance technology to law enforcement is telling police departments that they are being targeted and attacked by ... is that government agencies are working more closely with, and are more easily accountable to, private surveillance companies than they are with the public.
(WLUC) - Two Escanaba companies have combined portions of their businesses to create Nordic Digital Surveillance. U.P. Technology has partnered with Delta Force Private Investigations, and will now be handling installation and maintenance of surveillance security systems in the area. The company ...
The centerpiece of President Trump's State of Union address last week was his vow to build the wall along the Mexican border. It wasn't just the president's supporters or immigration hawks applauding the wall, but the global security and surveillance sector. The hottest player in that sector right now is ...
“Each removal is different depending on how the equipment was installed; some will be easier to remove than others, thus making them less expensive than the ones that are a little more complicated to remove.” Erb said the company hired to remove the cameras started this week. Cameras have already ...
The company-issued wearables track the location of every product the employee handles while occasionally vibrating to guide their movements. ... in use in any of Amazon's fulfillment centers, but news that Amazon (AMZN) has considered wearables has raised concerns about workplace surveillance.
However, a state-run, party-inspired, data-driven monitoring system poses profound questions for the West about the role of private companies in government surveillance. Is it ethical for private companies to assist in massive surveillance and turn over their data to the government? Alibaba (China's ...
Motorola Solutions today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avigilon—a Vancouver-based provider of video-surveillance and video-analytics solutions—in an all-cash transaction that is worth about $1 billion. Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown said company officials are ...
Although California is America's most populous state, the center of the technology industry, and home to many of the most influential thinkers, ... Should companies be permitted to keep user data indefinitely? ... Should one tech company be able to sell data while, say, discharging debt in bankruptcy? Do we ...
Elon Musk's rocket company aims to put a satellite called GovSat-1 into orbit to control NATO surveillance drones, among other top secret projects. Update: The launch has been delayed one day, until Jan. 31 at 4:25 ET, reportedly to replace a component in the rocket. This is SpaceX's second launch of ...
Reportsbuzz added a new latest industry research report that focuses on ”Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) Tag and Label market ” and provides ... The study provides company profiling, product picture and specifications, sales, market share and contact information of key manufacturers of Global ...
A burger chain in California will scan your face to take your order, and they have tapped a global surveillance-technology firm to help them do it. ... Adopting facial-recognition technology is, Miller explained, "part of our broader strategy to enable the restaurant and retail industries to provide the same kinds ...
In a rare interview, a co-founder of Israel-based cyber surveillance company NSO Group offered a defense of his company, which has been accused of ... Mr. Lavie criticized the media for putting a negative spotlight on his company, saying that NSO products help governments thwart terrorist attacks and ...
Several of the programs Snowden revealed are authorized under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act. The 2008 law ... The NSA collects hundreds of millions of video chats, instant messages, and emails under Section 702 by compelling companies like Facebook, AT&T, ...
Surveillance advocate Eric Schmidt is stepping down as head of Google parent company Alphabet ... expects that its board will appoint a new, non-executive chairman at its next meeting in January, meaning that it will join the ranks of Apple and Microsoft as major companies with non-executive chairman.
Amazon is acquiring Blink, a brand that knows what it's doing when it comes to connected home surveillance equipment, likely in an effort to grow in that ... Blink, a smart home surveillance company, has officially confirmed it has been bought up by Amazon. ... Acquiring companies is one way to do that.
Prosecutors involved in a criminal investigation of Uber learned of the tactics from a former manager of the company's global intelligence unit who had documented them in a letter to an in-house lawyer at the ride-sharing firm. Among other practices, the letter describes how Uber hired people to spy on ...
Government-focused surveillance companies can bellow about regulations, but there has been no flight from West because that's where the real money is. ... Thus the surveillance industry's predicament: not only does an errant attack provide insight into the operations of a customer—one bad client can ...
The revelations are based on hundreds of pages of leaked documents from two corporate intelligence firms, seen by the Guardian and the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, that reveal the inner workings of a normally subterranean industry over several years in the 2000s. The cache shows how one of ...
The government should immediately cease digital attacks on activists and independent voices, while spyware companies should be far more closely ... The analysis suggests that the spyware in use is Cyberbit's PC Surveillance System (PSS), which the company may have recently rebranded as PC 360.
Malaysia has selected the NiDAR long range maritime surveillance and ... According to the company, the NiDAR system monitors data and ...
As we shared back in August, the collision was captured by a surveillance camera mounted on a nearby building (Water Avenue Coffee on ...
In the US, the company says it also checks for sex offender registrations, ... Airbnb members about hidden cameras and surveillance equipment. ... Since tech companies want consumers to get more comfortable with putting ...
An SMS survey conducted by polling company Roy Morgan over the last weekend has found that most respondents were not concerned by ...
It was developed in collaboration with Bosch and Hewlett Packard Enterprise and is an industry first. The system had a pilot phase of extensive ...
Press at risk as EU-based companies export surveillance software to ... on changing regulation rather than penalizing a specific company, is a ...
First of all, " Global Airport Surveillance Radar Market 2017 " report provides a basic overview of the Airport Surveillance Radar industry ...
... of space-based ADS-B air traffic management (ATM) surveillance services Aireon ... by Aireon and Harris Corporation for Aireon to use to capture ADS-B ... The company plans for launch four to put eight satellites into NEXT ...


 

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