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Huduma Namba: Kenya court halts biometric ID over data fears

Huduma Namba: Kenya court halts biometric ID over data fears

Kenya’s High Court has halted a controversial biometric ID scheme until new data protection laws are enacted. Sensitive information, such
Ring doorbell ‘gives Facebook and Google user data’

Ring doorbell ‘gives Facebook and Google user data’

Ring doorbells are providing customer data to companies such as Facebook and Google, an investigation suggests. The Electronic Frontier Foundation
Meadowhall facial recognition scheme troubles watchdog

Meadowhall facial recognition scheme troubles watchdog

Police involvement in a private landlord’s facial recognition trial has led a regulator to call for government intervention. BBC Radio
‘Orwellian state surveillance’: Met police presents facial recognition cameras on London streets

‘Orwellian state surveillance’: Met police presents facial recognition cameras on London streets

The London Metropolitan police have announced that they will be deploying facial recognition cameras for the first time on the
Glenn Greenwald: Brazil accuses journalist of cyber-crimes from Snowden Leaks

Glenn Greenwald: Brazil accuses journalist of cyber-crimes from Snowden Leaks

Brazilian authorities are seeking to bring charges against Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who published Edward Snowden’s intelligence agency leaks. Mr
Pentagon contractor shows maiden flight of its new ‘swarm’ drone

Pentagon contractor shows maiden flight of its new ‘swarm’ drone

Swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles overwhelming enemies’ defenses with sheer numbers might soon be part of the US combat strategy.
Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years

Facial recognition: EU considers ban of up to five years

The European Commission has revealed it is considering a ban on the use of facial recognition in public areas for
US officials ground drones over espionage fears

US officials ground drones over espionage fears

US officials may put an end to a civilian drone programme because of their concerns about the unmanned aerial vehicles
Is your smart TV spying on you? FBI shares some tips

Is your smart TV spying on you? FBI shares some tips

Getting a great deal on your TV for the holidays is a win, but if your digital defense isn’t in
Body recognition software that can spot people by their physical shape and clothes

Body recognition software that can spot people by their physical shape and clothes

Cutting-edge body recognition software which identifies people based on their physical shape and even clothes is set to be rolled
US, UK & Australia demand Facebook backdoor access to WhatsApp & other encrypted messengers

US, UK & Australia demand Facebook backdoor access to WhatsApp & other encrypted messengers

US Attorney General William Barr and other western officials are calling on Facebook to provide authorities backdoor access to its
Former Yahoo engineer admits using his access to steal users’ sexual images

Former Yahoo engineer admits using his access to steal users’ sexual images

A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into thousands of users’ accounts in search of sexually explicit
China’s ‘super camera’ can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people

China’s ‘super camera’ can instantly pinpoint specific targets among tens of thousands of people

Scientists have unveiled a 500 megapixel cloud camera system in China that they say is capable of capturing the facial
Amazon Extends Alexa’s Reach Into Wearables

Amazon Extends Alexa’s Reach Into Wearables

Amazon.com Inc. is bringing its Alexa virtual assistant to wearable products. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday unveiled earbuds, glasses and
Baltimore officials pitched three surveillance planes in the sky at once, covering most of city

Baltimore officials pitched three surveillance planes in the sky at once, covering most of city

The head of an aerial surveillance company is pitching Baltimore officials on flying not one but three camera-laden planes above
Facebook Portal TV – Spying on you from the TV

Facebook Portal TV – Spying on you from the TV

Facebook has updated its “Portal” range of video chat devices, including a new version that plugs directly into a TV.
US spies seek long-range facial recognition capabilities

US spies seek long-range facial recognition capabilities

US intelligence agencies are looking to enhance their facial recognition capabilities with technology that can identify people from hundreds of
EVERYONE is on the list: Snowden says no ‘innocents’ in mass surveillance world

EVERYONE is on the list: Snowden says no ‘innocents’ in mass surveillance world

Asked if buying his memoir would get one on a spy list, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden chillingly replied that everyone