The Privacy Perils of Contact Tracing in Libraries

The Privacy Perils of Contact Tracing in Libraries

Yet, as communities struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries are faced with requests or demands to institute contact tracing, monitoring who comes into the library and restricting access to those who don’t provide their personal information.

US military's 'Jetson' laser can ID your unique heartbeat hundreds of feet away

US military's 'Jetson' laser can ID your unique heartbeat hundreds of feet away

And unlike some types of identification techniques that rely on biometrics (unique anatomical or behavioral traits), the subjects of Jetson's heartbeat-detecting infrared laser can be far away from the scanner.

Pentagon warns US military not to use home DNA testing kits

Pentagon warns US military not to use home DNA testing kits

The Pentagon is advising members of the US military not to use DNA testing kits, warning that the popular genetic identification kits could pose a security risk.But a department of defence memo, obtained by Yahoo News, warned that the kits could put members of the military at risk.

The Intelligence Community is Exploring Long-Range Biometric Identification

The Intelligence Community is Exploring Long-Range Biometric Identification

Today, the range of facial recognition and other identification systems is limited by a lack of training data, they said, and more datasets would help researchers build more versatile and powerful tools.

Nearly everyone in Ecuador is the victim of a data breach

Nearly everyone in Ecuador is the victim of a data breach

According to vpnMentor, the data appears to have come from multiple sources including Ecuadorian government registries, an Ecuadorian national bank and an automotive association.It even includes detailed information about individuals' family members.vpnMentor notified Ecuador's Computer Emergency Response Team, and the breach was closed on September 11th.

Your Face Is Not a Bar Code

Your Face Is Not a Bar Code

When a citizen has been arrested for probable cause, it is reasonable for the police to use automatic face recognition to match a mug shot of the individual against a database of mug shots of people who have been arrested previously.

Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors

Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors

The gates will come into use on July 24 at Tokyo's Haneda airport and later this year at Narita, Kansai, Fukuoka, Chubu and Chitose airports, according to the Immigration Services Agency.

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat

A new device, developed for the Pentagon after US Special Forces requested it, can identify people without seeing their face: instead it detects their unique cardiac signature with an infrared laser.

In re DoubleClick

In re DoubleClick

2d 497 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)[1] ( "DoubleClick" ), had Internet users initiate proceedings against DoubleClick , alleging that DoubleClick's placement of web cookies on computer hard drives of Internet users who accessed DoubleClick-affiliated web sites constituted violations of three federal laws: The Stored Communications Act , the Wiretap Statute and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act .

Apple AI accused of leading to man's wrongful arrest

Apple AI accused of leading to man's wrongful arrest

The detective reportedly said that this may have caused Mr Bah to be charged with thefts committed at Apple Stores in New York, Delaware, New Jersey and Massachusetts, according to court papers.

Feasibility of Reidentifying Individuals in Large National Physical Activity Data Sets From Which Protected Health Information Has Been Removed With Use of Machine Learning

Feasibility of Reidentifying Individuals in Large National Physical Activity Data Sets From Which Protected Health Information Has Been Removed With Use of Machine Learning

Methods Design, Setting, and Participants We conducted a cross-sectional study in 2018 (during which time data were being analyzed) using physical activity data measured by accelerometers (ActiGraph AM-7164) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2003-2004 and 2005-2006.19,20 NHANES is a yearly program conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to track health and nutrition in the United States, and NCHS uses a multistage probability sampling design to select a participant sample that is representative of the diverse adult and child population in the United States.

Iris Recognition

Iris Recognition

Making the risk of data breach even greater, law enforcement often stores its iris biometrics on databases operated by vendors and other private third parties.

DNA testing companies put everyone’s privacy at risk

DNA testing companies put everyone’s privacy at risk

“Take home message: Your DNA can identify you whether you took or not a DTC test,” Yaniv Erlich, the lead author of the study, said on Twitter.

FBI Looking For Tech to Foil Fingerprint Obliteration

FBI Looking For Tech to Foil Fingerprint Obliteration

“The [Criminal Justice Information Services] Division has identified a growing trend in which criminals intentionally alter their fingerprints to defeat identification within the NGI System,” officials wrote in a request for information.

Aadhaar, World's Largest Digital ID Project, Sued For Data Leaks

Aadhaar, World's Largest Digital ID Project, Sued For Data Leaks

Highlights Delhi High Court will hear a plea seeking damages for Aadhaar data leaks The UIDAI has 6 weeks to reply and the case will be heard on November 19 Numerous reports of Aadhaar data leaks have raised security concerns

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

The CEO of Microsoft has repeatedly praised the project, and local media have carried frequent reports on consultations between the Indian government and senior executives from companies like Apple and Google (in addition to South Korean-based Samsung) on how to make tech products Aadhaar-enabled.