Ubergizmo: This Colorful Patch Stops AI Cameras From Tracking You

Ubergizmo: This Colorful Patch Stops AI Cameras From Tracking You. “Thanks to the efforts of a group of engineers from the University of KU Leuven in Belgium, they have somehow managed to beat AI-powered cameras from identifying and tracking you. It also appears that the method involved isn’t particularly sophisticated and all it involves is a colorful patch that you can print out at home.”

New York Times: We Built an ‘Unbelievable’ (but Legal) Facial Recognition Machine

New York Times: We Built an ‘Unbelievable’ (but Legal) Facial Recognition Machine. “Most people pass through some type of public space in their daily routine — sidewalks, roads, train stations. Thousands walk through Bryant Park every day. But we generally think that a detailed log of our location, and a list of the people we’re with, is private. Facial recognition, applied to the web of cameras that already exists in most cities, is a threat to that privacy.”

The Intercept: For Owners Of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too

The Intercept: For Owners Of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too . “THE ‘SMART HOME’ of the 21st century isn’t just supposed to be a monument to convenience, we’re told, but also to protection, a Tony Stark-like bubble of vigilant algorithms and internet-connected sensors working ceaselessly to watch over us. But for some who’ve welcomed in Amazon’s Ring security cameras, there have been more than just algorithms watching through the lens, according to sources alarmed by Ring’s dismal privacy practices.”

TechCrunch: Security flaws let anyone snoop on Guardzilla smart camera video recordings

TechCrunch: Security flaws let anyone snoop on Guardzilla smart camera video recordings . “A popular smart security system maker has ignored warnings from security researchers that its flagship device has several serious vulnerabilities, including allowing anyone access to the company’s central store of customer-uploaded video recordings.”

Motherboard: This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood

Motherboard: This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood. “Surveillance cameras are pretty much a standard when living in many cities. And many of those cameras are connected to the internet, and may be deliberately or inadvertently open for others to tune into. Exposed devices can be everywhere, from businesses, to schools, to inside homes. A new tool allows you to see where insecure cameras are physically located.”

The Next Web: This AI can search for people by height, gender, and clothing in surveillance videos

The Next Web: This AI can search for people by height, gender, and clothing in surveillance videos. “A team of AI researchers from India developed a tool to search for people in surveillance footage by height, clothing color, and gender. It’s like a search engine that can find people in a video.”