LAS VEGAS —
Many of the hottest new things are also the worst.
This week's CES technology exhibition in Las Vegas shows live-streaming cameras in the living room, goggles that provide beauty tips, and gadgets that track the heartbeat of unborn children.
Whether it's a photo or a monitor reading, everyone will collect some data about their users;
How they will protect it and how they plan to deal with it is important and often unanswered questions.
These functions are very useful.
Or at least interesting.
But they have opened a door for the company and their employees to peek into your private life.
Just this week, The Intercept reported that a security guard
Amazon's camera company provides a variety of employees and executives with video clips recorded from the customer's home, and sometimes live video clips. Our data-
Now, driven age forces you to weigh the usefulness of smart mirrors and the risk that strangers may look at you in the bathroom.
Even if a company considers your privacy, things can go wrong: Hackers can invade and access sensitive data, or your ex may not keep the video until long after you break up.
"Not all of these technologies are inherently bad," said Franziska Roesner, a computer security and privacy researcher at the University of Washington . ".
But she says the industry is still trying to find the right balance between providing useful services and protecting people's privacy.
Like other security devices, Amazon's video feedback can be installed outside the front door or at home;
A mobile app lets you see who's there.
But the Intercept said Amazon
State-owned companies also allow some high
Senior engineer in USAS.
View the customer's video source while others in the Ukrainian office can view and download any customer video files.
Ring said in a statement that some Amazon employees have access to videos publicly shared through the company's neighbor app, which aims to create a network of security cameras in one area.
Ring also said that employees received additional videos from users who agreed to such sharing.
At CES, Ring announced
Connecting video doorbell for apartment or dormitory peep hole-room doors.
Although Ring doesn't seem to have used facial recognition yet, records show that Amazon recently filed a patent application for facial recognition
Identification systems involving home security cameras.
It's one thing to install a camera in our own home, but alarm.
Com wants us to put them in someone else's house as well.
Alarm's Wellcam is for carers to watch from a distance, mainly to register elderly relatives.
People living in other places can use their smartphones to "peep" at any time"
The idea of putting a camera in someone else's living room can be disturbing.
Wellcam says until someone activates the video stream from the phone, and then the video stream stops once the person turns off the video stream.
The camera, Chazin said, "has become more and more acceptable because loved ones want to know that the people they care about are safe.
"Just make sure you trust the people you can reach.
You can't turn off the camera unless you unplug it.
The bathroom photographer CareOS, a French company, presents a smart mirror that allows you to "try" different hairstyles.
Facial recognition helps the camera of the mirror to understand which person in the family, while enhancing-
Reality technology covers your actual image with animation to show your look.
CareOS expects hotels and salons to buy $20,000 worth of Artemis mirror-which makes it even more important to protect personal data.
"We know we don't want the world to know what's going on in the bathroom," co-
Said founder Chloe Szulzinger.
Mirrors don't need an Internet connection to work, she says.
The company says it will comply with Europe's stricter privacy rules no matter where the customer lives, which take effect in May.
Customers have the option to share their information with CareOS, but only if they explicitly agree on how to use it.
The same is true for businesses that buy and install mirrors.
Customers can choose to share some information
Like a photo of their hair cut when they went to the salon last time.
However, unless specifically permitted by the user, the enterprise cannot access anything stored in the user profile.
Meanwhile, intimate information is being collected by physical data devices.
Yo Sperm sells an iPhone accessory that tests and tracks Sperm quality.
To protect privacy, the company recommends that users switch their phones to airplane mode when using tests.
The company said that although there was a button to share details with doctors, the data remained on the phone.
At the same time, Owlet plans to sell a wearable device that sits on the belly of a woman's pregnancy and tracks the heartbeat of the fetus.
Users can choose to share heartbeat information with researchers who study stillbirth.
Fatemeh Khatibloo, Forrester analyst, warned that although the data may be useful, the devices are not regulated by the United StatesS. privacy law.
She warned that companies might sell data to insurance companies that might find, for example, that someone drank caffeine during pregnancy --
Health risks and policy premiums may be increased. ——
Lerman reports in Seattle.