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“Log in with your walk.” Prove’s Behavioral Biometrics technology replaces passwords by authenticating based on natural human motion


'Prove announces at Money20/20 Europe that its motion-based behavioral biometrics solutions are now available in 195 countries'

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UK- Military Wants to Spy on Social Media to Detect “Change in Population Sentiment”
"Decision making is enhanced by local surveillance of groups of interest," notes the strategy document, adding that spying on irritated citizens' Facebook rants helps "local authorities" impose "heightened readiness measures."
Data Strategy for Defense:
Are You Ready For Health-Monitoring Underwear?
"WHOOP Body includes sports bras, compression tops, leggings, and shorts retailing from $54 to $109, and requires a subscription to WHOOP’s health and activity tracking service. WHOOP also rolled out a smaller version of its wristband and new software features, including a pulse oximeter, a skin temperature sensor, and an alarm clock function that wakes up the wearer with vibrations at a time optimized around sleep needs and cycles."
Landlords Use Secret Algorithms to Screen Potential Tenants:
"Tenant screening companies plug your personal details into secret algorithms and rate you as a potential tenant. These scores can have a huge impact on your life when you’re trying to get approved for an apartment. Unlike with credit scores, federal regulators do not review the tenant scoring models or algorithms."
Walt Disney World Resorts To Put Spying Alexa Devices In Hotel Rooms:
There’s a Multibillion-Dollar Market for Your Phone’s Location Data:
Location firm Near describes itself as “The World’s Largest Dataset of People’s Behavior in the Real-World,” with data representing “1.6B people across 44 countries.” Mobilewalla boasts “40+ Countries, 1.9B+ Devices, 50B Mobile Signals Daily, 5+ Years of Data.” X-Mode’s website claims its data covers “25%+ of the Adult U.S. population monthly.”
Smart cars vs. privacy: a driverless car could generate 100 GB of data per second:
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Universities give students tools to report on each other's COVID violations or 'bias incidents'
UK- Google and DeepMind sued over access to 1.6M patient records:
Belgium- Government Wants To Add Encryption Backdoors To Its Already-Terrible Data Retention Law:
Automotive Biometrics Market To Be Worth $4.3 Billion By 2030:
Behavioral Biometrics Market To Be Worth $9 Billion By 2031:
Ad trackers continue to collect Europeans’ data without consent:
Italy- Venice, Overwhelmed by Tourists, Is Secretly Tracking Their Cellphone Data:
Singapore- Police patrol robots stoke fears of surveillance state:
"The government’s latest surveillance devices are robots on wheels, with seven cameras, that issue warnings to the public and detect undesirable social behavior. This includes smoking in prohibited areas, improperly parking bicycles, and breaching coronavirus social-distancing rules."
AU- Police Interrogate Citizen On His Doorstep Over 6-Month Old Anti-Lockdown Facebook Posts:
Cleveland Browns use "Express Access" Facial Recognition to ID fans:
Columbus Crew Soccer Team uses "Evolv Express" Facial Recognition to ID Fans:
Nashville Predators use CLEAR Health Pass Facial Recognition to ID Fans:
Tascent launches "InSight Access" to make It easier for companies to use facial recognition:
Arizona Launches Cyber Command Center At The Counter Terrorism Information Center (Fusion Center):
"When we protect your data, we protect you at home as well," Arizona Department of Homeland Security Director Tim Roemer said in an interview.  Employees from the state Department of Homeland Security, Department of Administration, Department of Public Safety and Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs will use the room to identify and investigate the flood of attempts to hack into the computers used by approximately 34,000 state employees.
Palantir inks $90M Data Integration Contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs:
Palantir Collaborates with the NIH to Allegedly Support COVID-19 Research:
Police Used "Hidden Level" Drones To Spy On People During The NFL's Dallas Cowboys/Philadelphia Eagles Game:
"The launch of the pilot project was timed to coincide with the Monday Night Football game on September 27 between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. In addition to AT&T Stadium, Arlington’s Entertainment District features several large public venues that include Globe Life Park, Six Flags Over Texas, the National Medal of Honor Museum and the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center."
"Hidden Level sensors are strategically installed on existing infrastructure, buildings, rooftops, cell towers, etc. to form a comprehensive low altitude airspace picture. Hidden Level sensor deployments offer an unprecedented combination of range and scalability, with 15 installations or less sufficient for nearly half of the top 40 US cities by population."
Police Used "Hidden Level" Drones To Spy On People At The 2021 New York State Fair:
Hartford police use drones to spy on people at large events:
"The department bought the drones as part of a broader expansion of its surveillance program, which at the time boasted a network of more than 700 cameras throughout the city. The new technology, including computer software and 200 additional cameras, was backed by $2.5 million in state funds."
Google's Nest thermostat will communicate with energy companies and will adjust temperature settings automatically:
Google wants to spy on vehicles in real time by using AI to time traffic signals:
City of Long Beach using Xtelligent AI to spy on vehicles in real time:
"Xtelligent is an algorithm and artificial intelligence company with deep roots in U.S. government funded telecommunication and transportation management research."
What You're Giving Up When You Let Your Car Insurer Track You In Exchange for Discounts (Infographic of Insurers spying on drivers):
Amazon Is Building a Smart Fridge That Knows What You Eat:
"Not content with just knowing your face, your voice, your fingerprint, and the blueprint of your home, Amazon also wants to know what you're eating."
Luxury brands use QR codes and more to track and ID consumers:
DOJ announces launch of national crypto enforcement team:
School-issued laptops often contain monitoring software:
NH- Police train dog to search people's homes for cell phones, computers, flash drives, hard drives, secure digital (SD) cards and micro SD cards:
"The Portsmouth Police Department manages the agency, which is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Justice. The majority of tips given to the 61 ICAC agencies across America come from the Virginia-based National Center for Missing and Exploited Children."
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The VPN Empire Built By Intelligence Agents


'What most of the 3 million users who currently use ExpressVPN probably weren't aware of when they signed up is that the service proves the point that hackers and government surveillance aren't mutually exclusive. On September 13th, ExpressVPN was sold to the Israeli-based company Kape Technologies in a $936 million cash and stock purchase.'


'Kape Technologies was founded in 2011 by partners Koby Menachemi and Shmueli Ahdut under the name CrossRider. Early in its origins, CrossRider did not bill itself as a cyber security company. Instead, the focus of the company was on web browsing and advertising technologies. Just 20 months after its founding, the tech start-up with $2 million in working capital was purchased by Israeli tech billionaire Teddy Sagi for $37 million. Menachemi and Ahdut would stay on at the company as its CEO and CTO following the purchase. With the injection of capital that Sagi's purchase put into the company, CrossRider pivoted its operations to change the scope of its outlook toward cyber security. In 2017, CrossRider cemented that change of direction when it purchased CyberGhost VPN for $10.4 million. Upon its acquisition of the Romanian-based VPN, CrossRider rebranded itself as Kape Technologies.'


'Menachemi worked as a developer in the Israeli Intelligence Corps under Unit 8200. That division of the IDF was responsible for collecting signal intelligence and data decryption. Its alumni are estimated to have founded over 1,000 tech startups.'


'Addition controversy arose when in May 2021, disclosures showed that Kape Technologies purchased the company Webselenese. That Israeli-based marketing company runs the websites vpnMentor.com and Wizcase.com which review VPN services. This put Kape Technologies in a position where it was reviewing its own products, unbeknownst to visitors of the websites.'


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$35M stolen in voice clone as deepfake tech availability increases


'A previously unreported incident in which $35 million was stolen in 2020 when fraudsters used voice cloning technology to trick a banker in the UAE into transferring the money into their own account has been revealed by Forbes. The criminals used voice altering technology to pretend to be a company director who needed the money transferring for an acquisition. Tools and techniques for carrying out such attacks are being shared on the dark web, suggesting an increasing threat, says a biometrics firm.'


Aussie convenience store took face biometrics without consent — privacy regulator


'Convenience-store chain 7-Eleven reportedly used biometrics-based facial analysis systems in Australia to weed out untruthful responses in a customer survey campaign.'

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EU's Interior ministers debated ways to increase police access to digital data:
However, while it is primarily framed around the issue of child sexual exploitation, this is not the only concern - as the first sentence of the note says: "Virtually all criminal activity, ranging from terrorism and serious forms of organized crime to petty crime, now features a strong digital dimension."
Cybersecurity Experts Sound Alarm on Apple and E.U. Phone Scanning Plans:
NtechLab (face, body, vehicle ID) is now officially the best AI startup of G20 countries:
UK- Home quarantine apps spark privacy fears over facial recognition and geolocation technology:
UK- Government Introduces Facial Recognition App for Public Services:
Israel- BioCatch Launches Age Analysis, A New Process To ID Elderly People:
Amazon, Google Workers Demand Companies Sever Ties With Israeli Military:
Joint U.S. and Israeli Partnership Funds $1.5M in Homeland Security Technologies:
Smart Cities Band Together To Create National Coalition "National Smart Coalitions Partnership"
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28 minutes ago, EnigmaticWorld said:


It's amazing how quiet this site is when you point out dodgy stuff in Russia.


Face pay systems in Moscow, ID requirements to buy SIM cards, stagnating birth rates, crime rates on par with third world nations, corruption everywhere. Wow, so "based".


I'm thinking of starting an Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn quotes thread!


"The world had never before known a godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot. To achieve its diabolical ends."



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Any IT guys on this forum that can help with social media 'issues'?
The reason I ask is that there are many different businesses in our town that are acting rudely and unfairly to their customers with regards to the usual covid situation -  wearing of masks, signs in doors, (un)social distancing etc
(the usual moronic problems from the closed minded)
I would like to know, so we can leave negative reviews on 'poogul' reviews - and other review platforms including faycebuk etc.. (but specifically poogul)    
- would like to know a way of creating an account with poogull without having to put in a telephone number when registering with poogul.  (as have used that number before).
It seems whenever creating a new email address and then starting up a new gmail account they now want a telephone number to send a 'verification code' to? 
Is there any other way around this.  Please PM me if you have any advice and many thanks.....

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