Google’s Nest Hub Max is always watching. Is it a time saving assistant or another assault on our privacy? Photo: Geoffrey Fowler/Washington Post

Is the Google Nest Hub Max a clever, convenient assistant or a breach of your privacy?

  • Google has updated its AI smart speaker, but its new face-tracking technology will be seen by many as too intrusive
  • Its wide-angle lens scans the room for your face and tracks your hand movements; living with it embodied the cognitive dissonance of being a gadget guy in 2019
Topic |   Google

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Google’s Nest Hub Max is always watching. Is it a time saving assistant or another assault on our privacy? Photo: Geoffrey Fowler/Washington Post
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Cameras that use facial recognition technology are becoming more common around the world, but are they a breach of our civil rights? Photo: Alamy

Big Brother or necessary surveillance – does facial recognition tech infringe on our privacy and civil rights?

  • Police, governments and even shops around the world are keeping tabs on people through AI-assisted facial recognition systems
  • In the United States the FBI has 30 million citizens on its facial recognition database, while China’s is said to contain almost the whole population
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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Cameras that use facial recognition technology are becoming more common around the world, but are they a breach of our civil rights? Photo: Alamy
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