Data isn’t just being collected from your phone. It’s being used to score you.

Data isn’t just being collected from your phone. It’s being used to score you.

Chron,Washington Post—Operating in the shadows of the online marketplace, specialized tech companies you’ve likely never heard of are tapping vast troves of our personal data to generate secret “surveillance scores” – digital mug shots of millions of Americans – that supposedly predict our future behavior. The firms sell their scoring services to major businesses across…

What Tech Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (or not)?

What Tech Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (or not)?

New York Times—Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year’s biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there’s a reason for that. Imagine a future where you are never truly alone. Even when your spouse is on a business trip or your children are away at summer camp,…

New Tech can identify you by how you walk, gait recognition

New Tech can identify you by how you walk, gait recognition

Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, “gait recognition” is part of a push across China to develop artificial-intelligence…