Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis:
investigators have realized that automobiles — particularly newer models — can be treasure troves of digital evidence. Their onboard computers generate and store data that can be used to reconstruct where a vehicle has been and what its passengers were doing. They reveal everything from location, speed and acceleration to when doors were opened and closed, whether texts and calls were made while the cellphone was plugged into the infotainment system, as well as voice commands and web histories.
Secret Service Bought Phone Location Data from Apps, Contract Confirms:
“A myriad of smartphone apps, from weather predictors, to games, to flashlights, collect location data. Sometimes this may provide some benefit to the app’s operation itself, such as being able to route directions from a users’ current location, but many of these apps often sell that information as well to data brokers or other companies who incorporate it into their own products.”
an agency does not need to seek a warrant when it simply buys the data instead.
Leaked pics from Amazon Ring show potential new surveillance features | Ars Technica:
“Amazon subsidiary Ring, which has partnerships with almost 1,200 law enforcement agencies nationwide, does not currently include facial recognition or license plate scanning tools in its home surveillance line of consumer products. “
*Thinking facial recognition is a top feature that is missing… Example: this same person has been to three Ring members homes and two had recent incidents. Maybe the network could keep an eye out for the person and when spotted a nearby authority would be informed. Certainly there could be a lot of false positives. Lots of privacy concerns to be worked out too.