Google and Amazon Smart Speakers Use “Surveillance” — Betaworks CEO

[ad_1] In an interview with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer, top tech investor and Betaworks CEO, John Borthwick said that the information gathering by smart devices from the likes of Google and Amazon is “surveillance.” “From a consumer standpoint, user standpoint, is that these– these [smart] devices are being used for what’s– it’s hard to […]

A sonic cyberattack could cause speakers to play dangerous sounds

[ad_1] Weapons that injure crowds of people by emitting dangerous sounds may seem like the stuff of science fiction. Unfortunately, malicious hackers might be able to do just that — but with Bluetooth- or WiFi-capable smartphones, headphones, speakers, or laptops. Researcher Matt Wixey is unveiling research at the Def Con hacking conference that shows the […]