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Taking Back Control of Our Personal Data

As more and more devices that are designed to watch and listen to us flood the market, there is rising concern about how the personal data that are collected gets used. Facebook has admitted to monetizing our personal data and the personal data of our friends. Google has been duplicitous in its tracking of users even when privacy settings are…
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The Move Towards On-Device Assistants for Performance and Privacy

Voice Assistants are growing in both popularity and capability. They are arriving in our home, cars, mobile devices and seem to now be a standard part of American culture, entering our tv shows, movies, music, and Super Bowl ads. However, this popularity is accompanied by a persistent concern over our privacy and the safety of our personal data when these…
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Sensory CEO On Voice-Activated Technology’s Next Big Wave

Interview with Karen Webster, one of the best writers and interviewers in tech/fintech. In 1994 the fastest imaginable connection to the internet was a 28.9 kbps dial-up modem and email was still mostly a new thing that many people were writing off as a fad. There was no such thing as Amazon.com for the first half the year and less…
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Biometrics’ Place in the Embedded Industry

I just returned from the four-day Money 20/20 event in Las Vegas. The show covers the overlap of Money and Technology including FinTech, Payment, Ecommerce and more. It had tens of thousands of attendees, over 3,500 companies, and 400 startups and lots of starpower including Richard Branson, Shaquille O’Neil, Akon, and yours truly speaking on a biometrics panel. I walked…
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IFA 2018 Becomes a Showcase for Amazon and Google Voice Assistants in Berlin

I thought it was funny that Google and Alexa both handed out the neck worn badge holders which nobody seemed to wear. Google had a bunch of hired hands standing around in booths looking awkward in white jumpsuits promoting the Assistant. I spoke with a few and found a range from totally clueless to quite knowledgeable.OTHER VOICE ASSISTANTS WERE NOTICEABLY…
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