Cameras

McDonald’s Restaurants Are Putting Cameras, Sensors, and AI Technology in Their Dumpsters

By B.N. Frank McDonald’s restaurants are putting cameras in their dumpsters and trash containers in an effort to improve their recycling efforts and save money on waste collection.  Nordstrom department stores are doing this as well. From CNN: Here’s why some McDonald’s restaurants are putting cameras in their dumpsters By Rachel Metz, CNN Business (CNN…

UK Police Using License Plate Cameras To Track Down People Visiting Pubs In Neighboring Areas

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Police in North Yorkshire are using number plate recognition cameras to track down people violating lockdown rules by leaving their area to visit a pub in a neighboring area with less severe restrictions. Under the UK’s current lockdown rules, all pubs and restaurants located in tier 3…

Smart Doorbells Other than Amazon Ring Cameras Have Serious Privacy and Security Risks

By B.N. Frank Apparently it’s not just Amazon Ring cameras that are vulnerable to hackers (see 1, 2). From Threatpost: Matt Lewis, with NCC Group, talks to Threatpost about a slew of security and privacy issues found in smart doorbells that are being sold on Amazon and eBay. Researchers have found serious security and privacy…

159,000 Teslas At Risk Of Infotainment System And Cameras Dying Due To Worn Out Memory Chips

While Tesla is sorting out a litany of problems, not the least of which is Consumer Reports slamming their vehicle’s reliability and a Chinese recall over Model S and Model X suspensions, while at the same time trying to figure out how to come up with another “profitable” quarter, the quality control issues keep stacking…

Housing Authority Installs “Eye of Sauron” Surveillance Cameras In Low-Income Housing

By MassPrivateI It is hard to get past the grade-school mentality of this video title which attempts to justify installing surveillance cameras everywhere. Pro-Vigil’s “Crime is Bad. We Stop Crime. Pro-Vigil Is Good” video is probably one of the most ironic videos I have ever seen about mass surveillance. Five seconds into the video they…

Police Will Pilot a Program to Live Stream Amazon Ring Cameras

By Matthew Guariglia This is not a drill. Red alert: The police surveillance center in Jackson, Mississippi, will be conducting a 45-day pilot program to live stream the Amazon Ring cameras of participating residents. Since Ring first made a splash in the private security camera market, we’ve been warning of its potential to undermine the civil…