Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

Instead, a robot snitch that looks like a rolling trash can is programmed to decide whether a person looks suspicious—and then call the human police on them.This begs the question: Who gets reprimanded if a robot improperly harrasses an innocent person, or calls the police on them?

Cyber Deception Reduces Data Breach Costs by Over 51% and SOC Inefficiencies by 32%

Cyber Deception Reduces Data Breach Costs by Over 51% and SOC Inefficiencies by 32%

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attivo Networks®, an award-winning leader in cyber deception and attacker lateral movement threat detection, today announced the results of a new research report conducted with Kevin Fiscus of Deceptive Defense, Inc., “Cyber Deception Reduces Breach Costs & Increases SOC Efficiency.” The paper identifies the direct and measurable financial and productivity benefits of deception technology for organizations of all types and sizes.

Deepfake porn is getting easier to make. That's bad news for everyone.

Deepfake porn is getting easier to make. That's bad news for everyone.

Data from deepfake detection company Sensity (formerly known as DeepTrace) shows that up to 1,000, non-consensual deepfake videos are uploaded to porn sites monthly, a concerning figure considering even the best detection tools we have for spotting deepfakes are only accurate 65 percent of the time.

Google's secret home security superpower: Your smart speaker with its always-on mics

Google's secret home security superpower: Your smart speaker with its always-on mics

"Your Nest speakers and displays will notify you if a critical sound is detected, like a smoke alarm or glass breaking, by sending an alert to the Home app," the company wrote in a blog post.

US drugstore chain installed anti-shoplifter facial-recognition cameras in 200 locations – for eight years

US drugstore chain installed anti-shoplifter facial-recognition cameras in 200 locations – for eight years

Paragraphs and sentences spat out by text-generation models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 are more pervasive and difficult to detect compared to other forms of content manipulated by AI algorithms, an expert warned.

Spotify, TikTok, and other popular iOS apps were crashing due to a Facebook issue

Spotify, TikTok, and other popular iOS apps were crashing due to a Facebook issue

A source with knowledge of the situation told The Verge that Facebook had disabled a server configuration update that triggered its SDK to cause apps using it to crash.

As more work from home, Dell unveils new BIOS shield

As more work from home, Dell unveils new BIOS shield

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As millions of employees are suddenly working from home, computer security threats are on the rise.The sudden rush to set up home offices means many users working on insufficiently protected devices are exposing businesses to unprecedented new exposure to malicious hackers.

Everything we know about the 'track and trace' app that could be the key to ending lockdown.

Everything we know about the 'track and trace' app that could be the key to ending lockdown.

In order for restrictions to be eased, however, there are a number of strategies involving tracking and tracing cases of COVID-19, that may be implemented to allow for greater public movement.

Surveillance Firm Says It’s Selling ‘Coronavirus-Detecting’ Cameras in US

Surveillance Firm Says It’s Selling ‘Coronavirus-Detecting’ Cameras in US

Athena's new system claims to do much the same but for people exhibiting a fever, with the system designed to send an alert if it detects someone with a higher than normal body temperature, a company representative told Motherboard in an email.

Internet And Privacy Issues You Must Need to Address

Internet And Privacy Issues You Must Need to Address

It’s always best to protect your personal computer.Another thing which the privacy software needs to possess is a way of eliminating cookie trackers.The software should offer malware detection and browser cleaning.Program that protects privacy will continue to defend you even when you’re not online.

With painted faces, artists fight facial recognition tech

With painted faces, artists fight facial recognition tech

They’re two of the four founders of the Dazzle Club, a group of artists set up last year to provoke discussion about the growing using of facial recognition technology.

MyGovID facial recognition trials slated for mid-2020

MyGovID facial recognition trials slated for mid-2020

But for citizens to access more confidential services – under what the DTA calls identity proofing level three (IP3) – requires that facial verification and liveness detection – or a proof-of-life test – be embedded in the app.

American schools enter the age of the electronic self-contained automated protective environment (ESCAPE)

American schools enter the age of the electronic self-contained automated protective environment (ESCAPE)

Evolv Technology, the company behind South Carolina schools' new weapons screening and threat protection system, was co-founded in 2013 by Mike Ellenbogen, a physicist and entrepreneur with a long career helping to shape the explosives detection industry.

Facial recognition is on the rise, but artificial intelligence is already being trained to recognize humans in new ways — including gait detection and heartbeat sensors

Facial recognition is on the rise, but artificial intelligence is already being trained to recognize humans in new ways — including gait detection and heartbeat sensors

But emerging technology presents alternate means of identifying and tracking humans beyond facial recognition.Here's a rundown of emerging technology that can detect humans and track their location.

Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

When Google made it so that Incognito mode uses a temporary filesystem using the computer's RAM, it opened up a new method of detecting it based on the amount of storage set aside for the internal filesystem used by the browser.

Chrome 76 arrives, blocking Flash and making paywalls easier to bypass

Chrome 76 arrives, blocking Flash and making paywalls easier to bypass

The blocking of Flash will be welcomed by many, and -- once word spreads about what the implications are (namely that it makes it far easier to get around paywalls ) -- the same is likely to be true of the changes to the detection of Incognito mode.

Bypassing anti-incognito detection in Google Chrome

Bypassing anti-incognito detection in Google Chrome

Using this information, I came up with a simple rule for detecting incognito mode i.e if the temporary storage quota <= 120MB then its safe to say that it’s an incognito window.

Bogus “Aggression Detectors” Are Audio-Recording People In Public

Bogus “Aggression Detectors” Are Audio-Recording People In Public

ProPublica and Wired published a story this week reporting that the technology is being used in hundreds of schools, hospitals, and other public places around the world, including over 100 in the United States.

Unproven aggression detectors, more surveillance

Unproven aggression detectors, more surveillance

In some public places, such as schools and hospitals, microphones installed with software listen for noise that sounds like aggression. It sounds useful, but in practice, the detection algorithms might not be ready yet.

Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

The students were helping ProPublica test an aggression detector that’s used in hundreds of schools, health care facilities, banks, stores and prisons worldwide, including more than 100 in the U.S. Sound Intelligence, the Dutch company that makes the software for the device, plans to open an office this year in Chicago, where its chief executive will be based.

A Device to Detect 'Aggression' in Schools Often Misfires

A Device to Detect 'Aggression' in Schools Often Misfires

Although a Louroe spokesman said the detector doesn’t intrude on student privacy because it only captures sound patterns deemed aggressive, its microphones allow administrators to record, replay and store those snippets of conversation indefinitely.“It’s not clear it’s solving the right problem.

MegaPixels: Brainwash Dataset

MegaPixels: Brainwash Dataset

Although Brainwash appears to be a less popular dataset, it was notably used in 2016 and 2017 by researchers affiliated with the National University of Defense Technology in China for two research projects on advancing the capabilities of object detection to more accurately isolate the target region in an image.

A new camera can photograph you from 45 kilometers away

A new camera can photograph you from 45 kilometers away

Their technique uses single-photon detectors combined with a unique computational imaging algorithm that achieves super-high-resolution images by knitting together the sparsest of data points. The big advantage of this kind of active imaging is that the photons reflected from the subject return to the detector within a specific time window that depends on the distance.

Here Come AI-Enabled Cameras Meant to Sense Crime Before it Occurs

Here Come AI-Enabled Cameras Meant to Sense Crime Before it Occurs

Multiple vendors and startups attending ISC West, a recent security technology conference in Las Vegas, sought to serve a growing market for surveillance equipment and software that can find concealed guns, read license plates and other indicators of identity, and even decode human behavior.

San Francisco could ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology

San Francisco could ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology

The bill passed unanimously in a committee vote on Monday and will move to the San Francisco board of supervisors for a final vote on 14 May. The legislation is meant to address concerns about the accuracy of technology and put a stop to creeping surveillance culture, said supervisor Aaron Peskin, who introduced the ordinance.

Engineers Develop Ingenious Method to Defeat AI Surveillance... With a Color Printout

Engineers Develop Ingenious Method to Defeat AI Surveillance... With a Color Printout

Suffice it to say, we were quite pleased when we learned that engineers from the University of KU Leuven (Belgium) developed a way – specifically, an adversarial attack – to effectively disrupt object detection AI powered by the YOLOv2 algorithm.

Researchers design patch to make people ‘virtually invisible’ to AI detectors

Researchers design patch to make people ‘virtually invisible’ to AI detectors

Researchers at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven have demonstrated how a small, square, printed patch can be used as “cloaking device” to hide people from AI object detectors.

Defense against the Darknet, or how to accessorize to defeat video surveillance

Defense against the Darknet, or how to accessorize to defeat video surveillance

"The idea behind this work is to be able to circumvent security systems that use a person detector to generate an alarm when a person enters the view of a camera," explained Wiebe Van Ranst, a PhD researcher at KU Leuven, in an email to The Register .

Internet And Privacy Issues of Personal Computer

Internet And Privacy Issues of Personal Computer

It’s always best to protect your personal computer. Another thing which the privacy software needs to possess is a way of eliminating cookie trackers. The software should offer malware detection and browser cleaning. Program that protects privacy will continue to defend you even when you’re not online.

Don’t look now: why you should be worried about machines reading your emotions

Don’t look now: why you should be worried about machines reading your emotions

The labelling process that Affectiva and other emotion detection companies use to train algorithms can only identify what Barrett calls “emotional stereotypes”, which are like emojis, symbols that fit a well-known theme of emotion within our culture.