Colleges and universities instituting intense and personal surveillance of students for everything from attendance tracking, identifying groups deemed too large, to tracking students temperature and health symptoms, automatically. Scary stuff.
This was inevitable. I have some security cameras that can link to the web. I turned them off whenever we are home precisely because of this. The cloud cannot be trusted. Source: Singapore home cams hacked and stolen footage sold on pornographic sites | The New Paper
Some universities are requiring students to agree to mandated installation of unspecified tracing apps on their smart phones (which assumes they have a compatible smart phone and will have it turned on at all times). What could go wrong?
Twitter was hacked and taken over by a 17 year old.
Google collects everything it can about you – they have introduced some tools to help you control what Google collects and to auto-delete data after a specified time period.
Governments testing 24×7 surveillance systems that automatically detect person now wearing a “face covering” or not the proper distance from others. 1984 is here.
A reporter in California found out what photos and information Clearview AI had stolen about her to build up their database.
Province in China will investigate all those who purchased cough medicine or fever-reducing medicine (e.g. Tylenol) for possibly having coronavirus. They will use detailed purchase records at retail stores and online web outlets and will track down and check each person.
Amazon’s Ring doorbell network, developed in Kiev, Ukraine, provides surveillance video to local police departments. The system, developed in the Ukraine, has also shared collected video with the developers, in Kiev.