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U.S. Customers Have One Week to Avoid Mass Wireless Sharing
Amazon customers have a week to opt out of a plan to turn on each Echo speaker and ring security cameras in the US to a shared wireless network, as part of the company’s plan to fix connectivity problems for smart home devices.
The proposal, called Amazon Sidewalk, involves the company’s devices being used as a springboard to build a town-wide “mesh network” that will help simplify the process of setting up new devices, keep them online even if they don’t have the size of home wifi, and upgrade the range of tracking devices as Tile did.
Media Moans to Save Face After Numerous Failures to Report on COVID Origins
For the past year, anyone has mentioned the possibility SARS-CoV-2 from a lab censored and censored. Mainstream media insisted that SARS-CoV-2 jumped from bats to people in an open wet air market in Wuhan.
To support this statement, key reporters relied on papers and statements of “science fiction” aimed at individuals heavily involved in self-research that may have contributed to this pandemic.
Many legacy reporters today find themselves in the uncomfortable position of being called for in their dealings with people who work to deceive us.
The Michigan Bill prohibits the COVID Vaccine Passport
A representative in northern Michigan introduced a bill that would prevent taxpayer -funded agencies from asking people to be vaccinated. COVID. Such a move would include universities such as the University of Michigan and the University of Oakland, which already mandate that students must be vaccinated if they live on campus.
Michigan Governor stated Gretchen Whitmer says that, as things are now, the state has not designed the need a vaccine passport – but Republican Rep. Sue Allor did not accept the governor for his word. Allor, however, promoted Michigan Law 4667, to prohibit vaccine passport or any other systems in which the civil rights of individuals have diminished their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Is 5G Not Safe For People?
Actor Juhi Chawla, also an environmental activist, has filed a lawsuit against 5G launch saying that the “radiation” that causes it could be “more damaging and detrimental to human health and safety”.
FYI, we talked to experts and leaders on whether 5G can harm people and also look at what various studies have to say about it.
Amazon Warehouse Workers Suffer Severe Damages at Higher Wages Than Other Firms
Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the United States, also leads in a different category: when warehouse workers are frequently injured.
New work-related injury data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows that jobs can be more hazardous than comparable warehouse. Since 2017, Amazon has reported a much higher rate of serious injury incidents that cause staff to miss work or be transferred to lighter functions than other retail warehouse manufacturers.
Complaints on EU Privacy Groups Files Promote Clearview AI Facial Recognition Software Violating Data Protection Laws
Already facing numerous legal difficulties in the United States and Canada, Clearview AI’s controversial face recognition software faces a new challenge in the European Union. A coalition of privacy groups led by Privacy International has filed a set legal complaints Challenge the troubled company based on violating data protection laws by “scraping” websites for photos without the user’s knowledge or permission.
Complaints were filed in four EU countries as well as the United Kingdom; the data harvesting timeframe dates back to when the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) were still enforced in later countries, although it may also fall under current and similar laws. Clearview AI was run in virtual secret for many years before a New York Times revealed in early 2020 that caught the attention of a large scale of its data scraping, with about 3 billion users. public image obtained from sites such as Facebook and Instagram.