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Optus opens privacy can of worms with programmable voice play

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Bringing an assistant into the phone calls of customers to help with a restaurant booking is an idea fraught with privacy concerns. Australian telco Optus recently opened a privacy can of worms when the company introduced internally a live-transcription service that captures the phone call interaction between customers and a call centre officer. What is your opinion on this technology and its potential privacy implications? Learn more in an interesting ZDNet article:

The Ethics Board of One of the Largest Vendors of Police Tech Makes the Case Against ALPRs

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Automated License Plate Readers(ALPRs)—a mass surveillance technology that allows law enforcement to record the location and travel patterns of nearly every driver on the road—are poorly regulated, threaten privacy, and worsen the racial and economic inequalities already ingrained in our justice system. What are your thoughts on this privacy threat and how it should be handled? Learn more in an interesting EFF article:

Axon adds license plate recognition to police dash cams, but heeds ethics board’s concerns

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Law enforcement tech outfitterAxonhas announced that it will include automated license plate recognition in its next generation of dash cams. But its independent ethics board has simultaneously released a report warning of the dire consequences should this technology be deployed irresponsibly. We'd love to hear your opinion on this. Let's have a discussion! Learn more about this privacy threat in a great TechCrunch article:

Google and Amazon approved home speaker apps that spied on users

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Privacy is a hot topic in the realm of smart speakers, fromemployees listening in on recordingsand auditorsaccessing user locations. Now, another issue regarding speakers has been raised, after security researchers revealed that apps accepted by the Amazon Alexa and Google Home platforms could be used to phish users and to eavesdrop on them. Learn more in an interesting Engadget article:

Ushering in a New Era

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Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with how their activities are being tracked. This focus on privacy and data security is ushering in a new era of security. Learn more in an interesting SecurityToday article:

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