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Increased use of surveillance technologies by landlords across the United States could worsen a looming eviction crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic, researchers and renters warned on Dec 14.
Surveillance in China: artist who hides from security cameras in Beijing wants to highlight invasions of privacy
For his latest project, artist Deng Yufeng led a group down a Beijing street with the aim of not getting seen on any of its 90-odd surveillance cameras. China is home to 18 of the world’s 20 most monitored cities and over half the surveillance cameras in use globally, according to a study by one tech website.
Wildlife park’s change from a fingerprint-based entry system to facial recognition without user consent was not legitimate, court found. Concern about the need to regulate the massive application of surveillance technology is growing among Chinese citizens.
Local and central governments have spent billions of yuan building camera surveillance networks but it’s not an all-seeing system, researchers say. The technology is not linked nationwide but it may be just a matter of time, they say.
As Malaysia moves to get the country connected under the Jendela initiative, 3G will be phased out in favour of 4G.
JD.com rolls out fleet of autonomous delivery vans as online shopping giants embrace unmanned operations
The roll out in Changshu city in Jiangsu province began in August after the company tested its Level-4 autonomous driving technology in Wuhan earlier this year. However, analysts say it could take more than 10 years to achieve large-scale use because the technology is expensive and firms need to figure out how to make money
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down bars and concert halls in March, a new phenomenon was born: the vacation-rental nightclub.
The UK risks losing jobs to the Covid crisis that could be resilient to automation while giving a short-term boost to sectors that have no long-term future.
Alibaba’s Tmall to upend China’s real estate industry by using the Internet for entire sales process
Developers are listing their home projects on Tmall Haofang, a new sales channel by world’s largest e-commerce platform. Selected projects sold on the ‘good homes’ channel will offer up to 15% discount to catalogue prices.
Smithfield Foods Inc thought it was doing great. In the first quarter of this year, its earnings were up 190% over the same period in 2019. Then the pandemic hit, and the close quarters of meatpacking plants made them ideal places for the coronavirus to spread.