The Ringification of the neighborhood My neighbors—on each side of my house and across the street—all use Amazon’s Ring doorbell. This sometimes raises opportunities to measure my commitment to privacy. For several nights in a row this past summer, some kids (I assume) were egging cars on our block. Eventually it was my “turn,” and I woke up to my neighbor knocking on my door to inform me that my car had been egged. He said he had footage from the incident captured by his Ring, and that, if I wanted, he could send it to the police. I thanked him, but politely declined the offer. I live in Dearborn, Michigan, which has the largest population of Muslims in the United States, and I am certainly not going to involve the police when there’s a strong possibility that it might endanger a Muslim kid over a problem that can be solved with white vinegar. Surveillance often encourages “solutions” that far outstrip the level of the infraction. … [Read more...] about The two faces of the smart city
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HCL Technologies share price rallied more than 3 percent to hit a record high of Rs 618.90 on January 20 after company reported slightly better than expected revenue and margin in Q3 with revision of lower end of full year guidance, but the stock wiped out those gains to trade lower followed weakness in equity market. … [Read more...] about HCL Technologies raises FY20 revenue guidance; what should investors do with stock?
The WSJ says Amazon envisions having the terminal located in stores where people often frequent for repeat purchases, like coffee shops, fast-food joints, and grocery stores. I know—Amazon doesn’t own coffee shops or fast-food restaurants (they do own Whole Foods), so what benefit would Amazon get out of having their hand payment readers in third-party stores and retailers? Customer data about where, how often, and what people shop for, which Amazon would then use to better target those customers with ads for products they buy on the company’s website. … [Read more...] about Amazon wants you to use your hand to pay for things at third-party retailers
The Supreme Court January 20 asked the Centre to respond to a plea filed by a law student seeking implementation of Justice J S Verma committee report on various aspects of crime against women and children. A bench, comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, issued notices to the ministries of home, human resource development, law and others while tagging the petition with another matter on the same issue. … [Read more...] about SC notice to Centre on PIL seeking implementation of Justice J S Verma committee report
Notably, three of Thampi’s companies -- Holiday Properties, Holiday City Centre, and Holiday Bekal Resorts -- are also under the ED radar.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about Money laundering case: ED arrests NRI businessman close to Robert Vadra