Employee privacy is at stake as surveillance tech monitors workers

The system can track when and where workers put in or remove items from the bins. Walmart last year patented a system that lets the retail giant listen in on workers and customers. Sensors can also capture sounds from guests talking while in line and determine whether employees are greeting guests. Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics lets employers monitor data such as time spent on email, meeting time or time spent working after hours. The company also collects data to monitor who is communicating


The system can track when and where workers put in or remove items from the bins. Walmart last year patented a system that lets the retail giant listen in on workers and customers. Sensors can also capture sounds from guests talking while in line and determine whether employees are greeting guests. Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics lets employers monitor data such as time spent on email, meeting time or time spent working after hours. The company also collects data to monitor who is communicating
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Employee privacy is at stake as surveillance tech monitors workers

Earlier this year, Amazon received a patent for an ultrasonic bracelet that can detect a warehouse worker’s location and monitor their interaction with inventory bins by using ultrasonic sound pulses. The system can track when and where workers put in or remove items from the bins. An Amazon spokesperson said the company has “no plans to introduce this technology” but that, if implemented in the future, could free up associates’ hands, which now hold scanners to check and fulfill orders.

Walmart last year patented a system that lets the retail giant listen in on workers and customers. The system can track employee “performance metrics” and ensure that employees are performing their jobs efficiently and correctly by listening for sounds such as rustling of bags or beeps of scanners at the checkout line and can determine the number of items placed in bags and number of bags. Sensors can also capture sounds from guests talking while in line and determine whether employees are greeting guests.

Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg said the company doesn’t have any immediate plans to implement the system. Logistics company UPS has been using sensors in their delivery trucks to track usage to make sure drivers are wearing seat belts and maintenance is up to date.

Companies are also starting to analyze digital data, such as emails and calendar info, in the hopes of squeezing more productivity out of their workers. Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics lets employers monitor data such as time spent on email, meeting time or time spent working after hours. Several enterprises, including Freddie Mac and CBRE, have tested the system.

There’s also Humanyze, a Boston-based start-up that makes wearable badges equipped with RFID sensors, an accelerometer, microphones and Bluetooth. The devices — just slightly thicker than a standard corporate ID badge — can gather audio data such as tone of voice and volume, an accelerometer to determine whether an employee is sitting or standing, and Bluetooth and infrared sensors to track where employees are and whether they are having face-to-face interactions.

The company also collects data to monitor who is communicating in meetings and whether it’s by email or chat program. The data is all aggregated and analyzed to figure out things such as how often IT talks to management or how many hours a week employees sit in meetings.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-15  Authors: ellen sheng, getty images, -lee tien, senior staff attorney, electronic frontier foundation
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Kuo: Apple to launch MacBook, iPad, monitor with mini LED display

According to Kuo, the new products using the next-generation “mini LED” technology are:A 31.6-inch monitor with an “all new design” launching in the second or third quarter of 2019. But OLED can have a shorter lifespan and burn-in issues, making mini LED a better technology for bigger products, according to the research. Mini LED, according to Kuo, could enable Apple to introduce wide color gamut and high-contrast features, which could help differentiate Apple’s larger products from competitors.


According to Kuo, the new products using the next-generation “mini LED” technology are:A 31.6-inch monitor with an “all new design” launching in the second or third quarter of 2019. But OLED can have a shorter lifespan and burn-in issues, making mini LED a better technology for bigger products, according to the research. Mini LED, according to Kuo, could enable Apple to introduce wide color gamut and high-contrast features, which could help differentiate Apple’s larger products from competitors.
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Kuo: Apple to launch MacBook, iPad, monitor with mini LED display

Apple could launch several new products in the next few years using a new kind of display technology that enables better color and contrast, according to research from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

According to Kuo, the new products using the next-generation “mini LED” technology are:

A 31.6-inch monitor with an “all new design” launching in the second or third quarter of 2019.

A new iPad with a screen size between 10 inches and 12 inches in late 2020 or early 2021.

A new MacBook laptop with a screen size between 15 inches and 17 inches in the first half of 2021.

Apple’s Mac and accessory sales have become less important to the company as the iPhone drives the majority of revenue, but Apple’s most vocal customers and programmers are still dedicated to buying Mac computers because all iPhone software development must take place on a Mac.

Consumer demand for new high-end Macs is strong enough that Apple pre-announced a new pro-level desktop and display in 2017. Many expect Apple to formally unveil the new Mac Pro as soon as this June.

High-end smartphones, which have much smaller screens, typically use OLED displays, which is a different technology. But OLED can have a shorter lifespan and burn-in issues, making mini LED a better technology for bigger products, according to the research.

Mini LED, according to Kuo, could enable Apple to introduce wide color gamut and high-contrast features, which could help differentiate Apple’s larger products from competitors.

The external display will have an “all new design” and will “target a very-high end position,” according to the note. Apple’s annual programmer’s conference, WWDC, would be a logical time to launch the new display. WWDC is taking place in San Jose, California, in June. However, the external display is likely to be a low-volume product, according to the research.

Apple most recently updated its high-end iPads in October. The current version uses an LCD display and comes in two sizes: 11 inches and 12.9 inches.

A 17-inch MacBook would be Apple’s largest laptop computer. Currently, Apple sells 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops.

Kuo is well known for accurately predicting Apple products before they come out. His research is focused on companies that supply parts to Apple, and he believes companies in the LED supply chain are attractive options for hardware investors, especially if supply gets “tight” in 2020 as Apple buys up components for a mini LED iPad and MacBook.

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Volvo to put cameras and sensors in its cars to tackle drunk driving

Volvo Cars is set to install in-car cameras and sensors to monitor drivers for signs of intoxication and distraction. Actions the car could take include limiting speed to slowing down and then parking the car in a safe place. The system, Volvo Cars said, will be on the lookout for a range of potentially dangerous behaviors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 people in the U.S. die each day because of drunk driving crashes. “There are many accidents


Volvo Cars is set to install in-car cameras and sensors to monitor drivers for signs of intoxication and distraction. Actions the car could take include limiting speed to slowing down and then parking the car in a safe place. The system, Volvo Cars said, will be on the lookout for a range of potentially dangerous behaviors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 people in the U.S. die each day because of drunk driving crashes. “There are many accidents
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Volvo to put cameras and sensors in its cars to tackle drunk driving

Volvo Cars is set to install in-car cameras and sensors to monitor drivers for signs of intoxication and distraction.

The firm said the technology will be used to monitor drivers and, when needed, enable the car “to intervene if a clearly intoxicated or distracted driver does not respond to warning signals and is risking an accident involving serious injury or death.”

Actions the car could take include limiting speed to slowing down and then parking the car in a safe place. Installation of the technology will start in the early 2020s.

Wednesday’s announcement represents the latest attempt by the company to boost the safety of its vehicles. At the beginning of March, it announced it would introduce a 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour) speed limit on all its cars from 2020.

“When it comes to safety, our aim is to avoid accidents altogether rather than limit the impact when an accident is imminent and unavoidable,” Henrik Green, Volvo Cars’ senior vice president, research and development, said in a statement Wednesday.

“In this case, cameras will monitor for behavior that may lead to serious injury or death,” Green added.

The system, Volvo Cars said, will be on the lookout for a range of potentially dangerous behaviors. These include drivers who display a “complete lack of steering input for extended periods of time” or have their eyes closed or off the road for long periods. Technology will also monitor “excessively slow reaction times” and “extreme weaving across lanes.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 30 people in the U.S. die each day because of drunk driving crashes. There were 10,874 deaths in the U.S. from drunk driving crashes in 2017, the NHTSA adds.

“There are many accidents that occur as a result of intoxicated drivers,” Trent Victor, professor of Driver Behaviour at Volvo Cars, said. “Some people still believe that they can drive after having had a drink, and that this will not affect their capabilities. We want to ensure that people are not put in danger as a result of intoxication.”

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Dow futures point to a lower open as investors monitor US-China trade developments

U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday morning as market players remain focused on U.S.-China trade developments. ET, Dow futures fell 48 points, indicating a negative open of more than 22 points. Wall Street ended Tuesday’s session lower, as investors continued to search for clarity in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. This remains the biggest topic that stock investors are watching for. Despite positive comments from different members of the U.S. administration, market play


U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday morning as market players remain focused on U.S.-China trade developments. ET, Dow futures fell 48 points, indicating a negative open of more than 22 points. Wall Street ended Tuesday’s session lower, as investors continued to search for clarity in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. This remains the biggest topic that stock investors are watching for. Despite positive comments from different members of the U.S. administration, market play
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Dow futures point to a lower open as investors monitor US-China trade developments

U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday morning as market players remain focused on U.S.-China trade developments.

At around 02:11 a.m. ET, Dow futures fell 48 points, indicating a negative open of more than 22 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq also pointed to a lower open.

Wall Street ended Tuesday’s session lower, as investors continued to search for clarity in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.

This remains the biggest topic that stock investors are watching for. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he thought Washington and Beijing were “on the cusp” of reaching a deal. Despite positive comments from different members of the U.S. administration, market players are yet to find out how far-reaching any deal could be.

On the economic front, there will be ADP employment numbers at 8.15 a.m. ET and international trade figures out at 8.30 a.m. ET.

On the corporate calendar, Luxottica Group, Brown-Forman, Dollar Tree and Abercrombie & Fitch are set to report before the bell.

Furthermore, New York Fed President John Williams and Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester are set to speak later on Wednesday.


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Dow futures point to a flat open as investors monitor US-China trade developments

U.S. stock index futures were marginally higher Tuesday morning with market players still focused on U.S.-China trade developments. ET, Dow futures rose 7 points, indicating a positive open of just 4 points. More broadly, market players are focused on U.S.-China trade developments with mixed messages on the progress of talks between Washington and Beijing over the last days. Sources told CNBC Monday that U.S.-China trade negotiations are in the “final stages” and that a summit in Mar-a-Lago late


U.S. stock index futures were marginally higher Tuesday morning with market players still focused on U.S.-China trade developments. ET, Dow futures rose 7 points, indicating a positive open of just 4 points. More broadly, market players are focused on U.S.-China trade developments with mixed messages on the progress of talks between Washington and Beijing over the last days. Sources told CNBC Monday that U.S.-China trade negotiations are in the “final stages” and that a summit in Mar-a-Lago late
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Dow futures point to a flat open as investors monitor US-China trade developments

U.S. stock index futures were marginally higher Tuesday morning with market players still focused on U.S.-China trade developments.

At around 02:20 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 7 points, indicating a positive open of just 4 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq both pointed to a narrowly higher open.

Wall Street ended Monday on a negative note, after some disappointing data affected market sentiment. Construction spending fell 0.6 percent in December.

More broadly, market players are focused on U.S.-China trade developments with mixed messages on the progress of talks between Washington and Beijing over the last days. Sources told CNBC Monday that U.S.-China trade negotiations are in the “final stages” and that a summit in Mar-a-Lago later this month could close the deal.

On the economic front, there will be services PMIs at 9.45 a.m. ET; new home sales at 10 a.m. ET and federal budget figures released at 2p.m. ET.

In the corporate calendar, Target and Kohl’s are set to report before the bell.

Furthermore, Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin and Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren are set to deliver individual speeches later on Tuesday.


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