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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.


 

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