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Spam: Verkada Sends 10,000+ Unsolicited Emails to 23 School Districts

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An IPVM investigation reveals Verkada has sent more than 10,000 unsolicited commercial emails to 23 US school districts, regularly ignoring senior officials' requests to stop, while emailing dozens unrelated to security such as second grade and...

By Charles Rollet and Carl Stoffers - 22 days ago

Facial Recognition's Controversial Rise in Brazil

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Brazilian media, academics, and NGOs are voicing alarm at facial recognition's growing popularity in the country, where its use has gone beyond public safety and concerns about its consequences for minority groups intensify. In this post,...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 23 days ago

The Real Turing President is Not Ron Rothman

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In August, Turing made a splash announcing retired Honeywell Security President as the company's President. However, new legal filings contradict that showing the actual Turing President. Inside this note, we review the legal filings and how...

By John Honovich - 26 days ago

ADT Settles Case of ADT Blue DIY System Sending Video To Stranger

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ADT sent video recordings of a woman from her DIY Blue by ADT system to a stranger across the country, prompting the victim to file a negligence lawsuit against ADT. However, ADT recently settled this case for an undisclosed amount. This...

By Isabella Cheng - about 2 months ago

PRC SenseTime Uses Loophole To Avoid US Sanctions

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SenseTime says US human rights sanctions have no "material adverse impacts" on its business, arguing a legal loophole lets the PRC AI giant obtain sensitive US technology. SenseTime was added to the Commerce Department's Entity List in...

By Charles Rollet - 2 months ago

Hikvision Partner "Homeland Surveillance" Distorts US Government Seals

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A Hikvision USA partner, Homeland Surveillance, who recently petitioned the FCC, uses a logo that distorts elements of regulated US government seals. The President of Homeland Surveillance, Sruli Gold, told IPVM that "we have seriously...

By Isabella Cheng - 3 months ago

Verkada False And Manipulative Facial Recognition Strategy

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Verkada is falsely and manipulatively alleging its facial recognition is "not facial recognition" and is "very different from facial recognition" as legal bans and ethical concerns rise against facial recognition. This became a public issue...

By Isabella Cheng and John Honovich - 4 months ago

Latin America Video Surveillance Sales Not Transparent Says NGO

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Hikvision, Dahua, Huawei, ZTE, AnyVision, and NTechLabs are among more than a dozen industry companies named in a recent report by US-based NGO Access Now as having sold technology to Latin American governments “without sufficient transparency or...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 4 months ago

PRC's 5 Cybersecurity And Data Laws Explained

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China (PRC) has enacted 5 major laws in the past 6 years, including 2 this year, that define the legal cybersecurity obligations of PRC manufacturers to the PRC government. PRC video surveillance manufacturers are legally obligated to cooperate...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Eagle Eye Is Winding Down 'Partnership' With Hikvision

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While Eagle Eye Networks has been partnered with Hikvision for years, doing multiple marketing efforts just this month, Eagle Eye CEO Dean Drako tells IPVM they are "winding down" their partnership. Over the past few years, Eagle Eye rivals...

By Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

Mexico Distributor Inalarm Sues Dahua

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Inalarm, once one of Dahua's biggest Mexico distributors, has sued the Hangzhou-based company in Mexican court, IPVM has confirmed. This is the sixth entry of our new on-the-ground Mexico coverage. For related news see: Hikvision Acquires...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 5 months ago

Vivint's Chief Legal Officer Agrees To Step Down

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Vivint's Chief Legal Officer, Shawn Lindquist, is stepping down from his role, effective August 31, 2021. This follows just weeks after Vivint's founder/CEO was replaced by the company's former COO, amid numerous illegal activity...

By Isabella Cheng - 5 months ago

Hikvision Acquires Major Stake in Mexico Distributor Syscom

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Hikvision, the world's largest security camera manufacturer, has acquired a major stake in Mexico's largest security systems distributor, Syscom. Inside this note, we examine the details of Hikvision's move as well as its significance.

By Robert Wren Gordon - 5 months ago

Mexico Distributor Inalarm Exits Security Business

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Inalarm, once a major Dahua distributor in Mexico, is going out of the security business, the company has confirmed to IPVM. Inside this note, we examine Inalarm and issues happening inside of Mexico. This is the second entry of our new...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 6 months ago

UK/US Media Report on Facial Recognition Problems

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The BBC, CNN, the Financial Times, and 60 Minutes recently cited the lack of legislative framework and gender/racial bias as among the problems with facial recognition technology. IPVM analyzes recent reports from within the last month by the...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 6 months ago

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