Nov 162018
 
 November 16, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance

Victoria Bell reports: A tiny white cube that uses Artificial Intelligence to monitor the lives of elderly people who live alone could save thousands of lives, according to its creator. The miiCube, a kind of ‘Amazon Echo for the elderly’, learns people’s routines and tracks their movements so it can [Read More…]

Nov 162018
 
 November 16, 2018  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Jessica Phelan reports: Italy’s Data Protection Authority has advised against a reform proposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini that would replace the word ‘parents’ with ‘mother and father’ on children’s national ID cards. The move to favour heterosexual parents was one of Salvini’s earliest pledges upon taking office earlier this [Read More…]

Nov 162018
 
 November 16, 2018  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Online, Surveillance

Tim Johnson reports: Dozens of lawmakers in Congress are using tracking tools on their campaign websites to collect personal information about online visitors, including some legislators who have lambasted Facebook and other social media companies for employing similar methods. The revelations underscore how critical internet tracking has become to politicians [Read More…]