Stop Spotify Surveillance

Stop Spotify Surveillance

The video will be used to promote this petition effort demanding that Spotify publicly abandon this patent and commit to not using invasive surveillance technology on listeners.

Spotify patents technology to recommend songs based on the speech, emotion of users

Spotify patents technology to recommend songs based on the speech, emotion of users

News Highlights: Spotify patents technology to recommend songs based on the speech, emotion of users.What is going on: Music stores worldwide reported this week that Spotify had filed in February 2018 and was granted this month a patent dat “uses speech recognition to determine [users’] “emotional state, gender, age, or accent” – characteristics that can then be used to recommend content.

New Spotify Patent Involves Monitoring Users’ Speech to Recommend Music

New Spotify Patent Involves Monitoring Users’ Speech to Recommend Music

The patent filing outlines how Spotify currently uses a decision tree—showing users different artists, genres, and more—to help refine its recommendation algorithm for the user.

Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs

Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs

A new class action lawsuit, which combines a number of cases filed in recent years, alleges that lax security measures at Ring, which is owned by Amazon, allowed hackers to take over their devices.

300,000 Spotify accounts hacked

300,000 Spotify accounts hacked

Spotify officials suggested that after the hack, users change their passwords and not use the same passwords on other platforms.“Working with Spotify, we confirmed that the database belonged to a group or individual using it to defraud Spotify and its users.

RIAA Obtains Subpoenas Targeting 40 YouTube-Ripping Platforms & Pirate Sites

RIAA Obtains Subpoenas Targeting 40 YouTube-Ripping Platforms & Pirate Sites

Two DMCA subpoenas obtained against Cloudflare and Namecheap require the companies to hand over all information they hold on more than 40 torrent sites, streaming portals and YouTube-ripping services.

31% of Americans agree with Trump to ban TikTok in the United States

31% of Americans agree with Trump to ban TikTok in the United States

A few weeks ago, President Trump issued an executive order giving ByteDance 90 days to either ban TikTok’s operations in the U.S. market or sell them to an American company in order to continue its activity.

BREIN Says Piracy Intermediaries Are Its Next Target

BREIN Says Piracy Intermediaries Are Its Next Target

BREIN, the active and prolific Dutch anti-piracy group that is usually targeting large platforms and content distribution networks, is now laying out a more encompassing plan.

Spies can eavesdrop by watching a light bulb’s variations

Spies can eavesdrop by watching a light bulb’s variations

They say it allows anyone with a laptop and less than a thousand dollars of equipment—just a telescope and a $400 electro-optical sensor—to listen in on any sounds in a room that's hundreds of feet away in real-time, simply by observing the minuscule vibrations those sounds create on the glass surface of a light bulb inside.

Digital Signage solutions for Retail to Surplus Inventory

Digital Signage solutions for Retail to Surplus Inventory

By updating audio-video digital signage content throughout business hours, retailers can regulate inventory and support marketing activities utilizing in-store signage targeted throughout the day directly to consumers.Digital Signage solution provides a customizable and flexible platform directly to market to customers on premise with messaging directly correlated with sales goals and inventory.

Privacy is Cybersecurity for People

Privacy is Cybersecurity for People

Some people still imagine that companies Cybersecurity is about protecting assets like film footage from movies, or studio production tracks from recording sessions with music artists, or secret plans for the next Apple computer (duh, its another iPhone).

Beset by lawsuits over poor security protections, Ring rolls out 'privacy dashboard' for its creepy surveillance cams, immediately takes heat

Beset by lawsuits over poor security protections, Ring rolls out 'privacy dashboard' for its creepy surveillance cams, immediately takes heat

On Monday, in time for this year's CES in Las Vegas, the home surveillance camera and internet-connected doorbell specialist made a point of unveiling an account control panel it hopes will allow users to better manage the access settings on their devices and keep hackers and other intruders out.

Welcoming Beat Games to Facebook

Welcoming Beat Games to Facebook

They will join Oculus Studios as an independently operated studio in Prague, continuing to create new ways for people to experience music and VR gaming.The Beat Games team will operate the same way they have to date as an independent studio, and they’ll continue to work on Beat Saber across all currently supported platforms.

Taylor Swift provoked fans to go after her rivals and now they’re being doxxed

Taylor Swift provoked fans to go after her rivals and now they’re being doxxed

So fans promptly began doxxing the pair, publishing what appear to be Braun and Borchetta’s private contact information — including phone numbers and a physical home address — on Twitter.

40 Major Music Festivals Have Pledged Not to Use Facial Recognition Technology

40 Major Music Festivals Have Pledged Not to Use Facial Recognition Technology

In perhaps the biggest victory, Ticketmaster took a step back from a surveillance technology company that it invested in last year with plans to develop a facial scan for concertgoers faces instead of having them wait in lines to enter a venue.

Algorithms Are People

Algorithms Are People

Amazon admits it takes profitability into account when displaying products, but it denies reworking its search tool to privilege its own products over the competition.In an emailed statement to The Atlantic, an Amazon spokesperson wrote, “The fact is that we have not changed the criteria we use to rank search results to include profitability.

Musicians are campaigning to ban facial recognition at concerts

Musicians are campaigning to ban facial recognition at concerts

Digital rights advocacy group Fight For The Future have secured the support of artists including Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine plus indie-rock band Speedy Ortiz as they outline the potential dangers of the technology on citizens.

‘I Don’t Trust You Guys’: Lawmakers Unite to Take Aim at Big Tech

‘I Don’t Trust You Guys’: Lawmakers Unite to Take Aim at Big Tech

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers leveled stinging criticism and sharp questions at Big Tech executives on Tuesday, attacking Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for their market power, their perceived bias as gatekeepers of communication and Facebook’s ambitions to reshape the financial industry.

Foxtel files legal application to block proxy websites

Foxtel files legal application to block proxy websites

"The Copyright Amendment Bill will ensure a broader range of overseas websites and file-hosting services widely used for sharing music and movies are within the scope of the scheme, and provide a means for proxy and mirror pirate sites to be blocked quickly," the government said at the time.

Proven Methods to Enjoy iTunes Audiobook on Sonos

Proven Methods to Enjoy iTunes Audiobook on Sonos

Sometimes Sonos is not so powerful to play all the audio files you want like iTunes Audiobooks. Step 2, Click the Add button and select the audiobook files you want to convert from iTunes library.

When You Listen, They Watch: Pre-Saving Albums Can Allow Labels to Track Users on Spotify

When You Listen, They Watch: Pre-Saving Albums Can Allow Labels to Track Users on Spotify

To pre-save music, which adds a release to a user’s library as soon as it comes out, Spotify users click through and approve permissions that give the label far more account access than the streaming giant normally grants them -- enough to track what they listen to, change what artists they follow and potentially even control their music streaming remotely.

How to Stream Apple Music to Omars DOGO Speakers

How to Stream Apple Music to Omars DOGO Speakers

After removing DRM limitations from Apple Music, you can also use Alexa to play Apple Music via Omars DOGO Speakers. After the conversion, you can upload your converted Apple Music files to Amazon Music and then play them via Alexa.

How to Set a Sleep Timer on iPhone, iPad and Android

How to Set a Sleep Timer on iPhone, iPad and Android

You can ask the sleep timer feature of Music for help, which allows you to fall asleep to Apple Music or Beats 1 radio without it playing all night. The sleep timer will start and will automatically turn off Apple Music or Beats 1 radio after the time set by you.

Swedish data-protection authority launches Spotify GDPR investigation

Swedish data-protection authority launches Spotify GDPR investigation

There may be trouble brewing for Spotify in its home country, with the Swedish data-protection authority (Datainspektionen) launching a review of how Spotify handles requests for people to see what information it holds about them.

Big Mood Machine

Big Mood Machine

“It’s a strategic evolution of the Spotify ads business.” As of May 1, 2015, advertisers would be able to target ads to users of the free ad-supported service based on activities and moods: “Mood categories like happy, chill, and sad will let a brand like Coca-Cola play on its ‘Open Happiness’ campaign when people are listening to mood-boosting music,” the Ad Age article explained.

How to Live Without Google and Other Evil Tech Giants

How to Live Without Google and Other Evil Tech Giants

Chapters: Operating Systems Mobile Operating Systems Mobile App Stores Desktop Operating Systems Web Browsing Web Browsers Browser Addons Search Engines Communication Mail Providers Mail Apps Instant Messaging Social Media Localization Video Video Players Video Streaming Movie/TV Streaming Audio Audio Players Music Stores/Streaming Photo More Operating Systems.

How to delete your voice recordings from Google Assistant

How to delete your voice recordings from Google Assistant

It has a recording of my voice — or my wife's — asking Google Assistant everything — such as playing music, turning off the bedroom lights, getting directions. I don't mind if it saves a few commands for the sake of creating a better product.

Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers

Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers

reply gowld 16 hours ago Pandora and Google Play Music (and maybe Spotify too I don't know) put ads in the audio stream (and video, if you are looking at the app screen while listening to music for some reason).

Nukeop/nuclear: Popcorn Time for music

Nukeop/nuclear: Popcorn Time for music

Desktop music player focused on streaming from free sources Official website Mastodon What is this? If you know mps-youtube , this is a similar music player but with a GUI.

“Change Encryption Laws Or We'll Pay Zero Tax Elsewhere" Says Tech Giants — The Betoota Advocate

“Change Encryption Laws Or We'll Pay Zero Tax Elsewhere" Says Tech Giants — The Betoota Advocate

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT Multinational tech companies are threatening to leave the country after the passing of the Access and Assistance Bill, which could cost the government up to $0 in taxes if they make good on their threat.