Ex-policeman says Synesis did help to identify Belarus protesters

Ex-policeman says Synesis did help to identify Belarus protesters

The Synesis-made Kipod software was used by law enforcement agencies to identify participants of peaceful protests in Belarusian cities, according to a former employee with the Organized Crime and Corruption Task Force (GUBOPIK) Stanislau Lupanosau .

Tesla's in-car cameras raise privacy concerns: Consumer Reports

Tesla's in-car cameras raise privacy concerns: Consumer Reports

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc’s use of in-car cameras to record and transmit video footage of passengers to develop self-driving technology raises privacy concerns, influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports said on Tuesday.

SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code, the company says

SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code, the company says

It is not clear how much or what parts of Microsoft’s source code repositories the hackers were able to access, but the disclosure suggests that the hackers who used software company SolarWinds as a springboard to break into sensitive U.S. government networks also had an interest in discovering the inner workings of Microsoft products as well.

He spent 10 days in jail after facial recognition software led to the arrest of the wrong man, lawsuit says

He spent 10 days in jail after facial recognition software led to the arrest of the wrong man, lawsuit says

Parks attorney, Daniel Sexton of Jersey City, filed suit against the township, the police department and public officials, including Mayor John McCormac, alleging investigators violated his clients rights by relying on facial recognition software that has since been banned by the state.

Airbnb executive quit on concerns that it shared too much data with China

Airbnb executive quit on concerns that it shared too much data with China

Sean Joyce, former Airbnb chief trust officer – also a former deputy director of the FBI – reportedly resigned last year over concerns about how much user data the company shared with China.

How Police Can Crack Locked Phones—and Extract Information

How Police Can Crack Locked Phones—and Extract Information

A new report from the Washington, DC-based research nonprofit Upturn uncovers how police have maintained access to suspects’ phones even as these defenses grow more complex: by contracting with digital forensic firms that specialize in bypassing locks and accessing and copying encrypted data.

Police get access to people told to self-isolate by NHS test and trace

Police get access to people told to self-isolate by NHS test and trace

Police forces will be able to access information about people “on a case-by-case” basis, so they can learn whether an individual has been told to self-isolate, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHCS) said.

Global Privacy Control Launched to Offer Users Greater Internet Trust

Global Privacy Control Launched to Offer Users Greater Internet Trust

A number of technology companies have come together to create the Global Privacy Control (GPC), a new standard to help ensure consumers can feel safe about how their personal data is used on participating websites.

Why You Should Embrace Automated License Plate Readers

Why You Should Embrace Automated License Plate Readers

If you want to keep your community safe, you can use technology that identifies vehicles, tracks leads, and helps law enforcement capture the evidence to solve crime.In fact, with the use of automated license plate readers, law enforcement officers have a better chance of decreasing the crime rate.

Hackers, Taking Advantage of At-Home Work, Drilling into Fed Agencies

Hackers, Taking Advantage of At-Home Work, Drilling into Fed Agencies

Housing Data Hit. Four years after reporting that the personal files of almost 500,000 Americans safeguarded in its system had been compromised, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is still failing to protect citizens’s sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, phone numbers, home addresses and dates of birth, the GAO said.

A sheriff launched an algorithm to predict who might commit a crime. Dozens of people said they were harassed by deputies for no reason.

A sheriff launched an algorithm to predict who might commit a crime. Dozens of people said they were harassed by deputies for no reason.

But according to a six-month investigation published this week by the Tampa Bay Times, the high-tech tool deployed by the Pasco Sheriff's Office didn't lead to a reduction in violent crime — instead, 21 families singled out by the algorithm said they were routinely harassed by deputies, even when there was no evidence of a specific crime.

CIA’s In-Q-Tel Among Backers of German Satellite-Thruster Startup

CIA’s In-Q-Tel Among Backers of German Satellite-Thruster Startup

In June, Morpheus thrusters moved a 10-centimeter, or 1U, cubesat out of the path of a disabled Iridium satellite, marking the first time a satellite of this class performed a collision avoidance maneuver, István Lőrincz, the company’s chief business officer and co-founder, said.

NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

“The NYPD uses facial recognition as a limited investigative tool, comparing a still image from a surveillance video to a pool of lawfully possessed arrest photos,” said a spokesperson.In response to the report, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio told Gothamist that his office would reexamine the standards for police use of facial recognition.

Criminals Will Be Forced to Give Smartphone Passcodes, as per New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling

Criminals Will Be Forced to Give Smartphone Passcodes, as per New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling

As per NorthJersey, the defendant argued that giving his smartphone passcode would amount to be testimony, which would violate his Fifth Amendment rights and protections under the law.

Amazon bans police use of facial recognition technology for one year

Amazon bans police use of facial recognition technology for one year

Amazon said on Wednesday that it's banning use of its facial recognition software by police for one year, as pressure on tech companies builds to respond to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Your boss wants you to take a Covid-19 test. There's software for that

Your boss wants you to take a Covid-19 test. There's software for that

As more employers reopen their offices, stores, and warehouses, a growing number of health tech companies are pitching smartphone apps and other tools to help them bring employees back to work safely in the Covid-19 era.

Scraping Court Records Data to Find Dirty Cops

Scraping Court Records Data to Find Dirty Cops

Below, we’ve provided a detailed breakdown of what this potential reality could look like when applied to one South Florida county’s public databases, along with information on how citizens and communities can use public data to better understand the behaviors of local law enforcement and even individual police officers.

Surveillance drones operating autonomously take to the sky in police trial

Surveillance drones operating autonomously take to the sky in police trial

Senior Engineer Low Hsien Meng from the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) Robotics, Automation and Unmanned Systems (Raus) Centre of Expertise said: "Unlike a conventional drone, where you need a pilot on site to insert the battery and prepare the aircraft, with a drone box concept, all these preparatory activities are actually automated by the system inside the drone box.".

Virus mobile tracking app may be mandatory

Virus mobile tracking app may be mandatory

Mobile phone tracking software could be compulsory if not enough Australians voluntarily download the application to help in coronavirus case tracing."One of the things that would occur if that was the government response would be people would simply stop taking their phone to places," he told reporters.

New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill In Congress Creates U.S. Digital Dollar

New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill In Congress Creates U.S. Digital Dollar

Both Speaker Pelosi’s ‘Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act’ and the ‘Financial Protections and Assistance for America’s Consumers, States, Businesses, and Vulnerable Populations Act (H.R. 6321),’ introduced by Chairwoman Maxine Waters of Financial Services Committee, introduced these concepts today as a way of delivering the economic stimulus payments to U.S. citizens.

Phone location data could be used to help UK coronavirus effort

Phone location data could be used to help UK coronavirus effort

BT, owner of UK mobile operator EE, is in talks with the government about using its phone location and usage data to monitor whether coronavirus limitation measures such as asking the public to stay at home are working.

How China built facial recognition for people wearing masks

How China built facial recognition for people wearing masks

The company now says its masked facial recognition program has reached 95 percent accuracy in lab tests, and even claims that it is more accurate in real life, where its cameras take multiple photos of a person if the first attempt to identify them fails.

Exclusive: Live Facial Recognition Is Coming to U.S. Police Body Cameras

Exclusive: Live Facial Recognition Is Coming to U.S. Police Body Cameras

The company originally started as a spy equipment manufacturer and paintball retailer based in Hollywood.“With Realtime Facial Recognition, WOLFCOM hopes to give our friends in Law Enforcement tools that will help them identify if the person they are talking to is a wanted suspect, a missing child or adult, or a person of interest,” Wolfcom founder Peter Austin Onruang wrote in a May 14, 2019, email to the Noble Police Department in Oklahoma.

Internet Privacy Issues Now Apply To Us In The Physical World

Internet Privacy Issues Now Apply To Us In The Physical World

Technology like facial recognition is taking our privacy issues that originated online and bringing them to the real world.Technology like augmented reality lets us change the way the world around us looks.

California Police Have Been Illegally Sharing License Plate Reader Data

California Police Have Been Illegally Sharing License Plate Reader Data

Some of California’s largest police departments have been collecting millions of images of drivers’ license plates and sharing them with entities around the country—without having necessary security policies in place, in violation of state law, according to a newly released state audit.

How Blockchain Helps To Maintain Your Data Sovereignty

How Blockchain Helps To Maintain Your Data Sovereignty

Based on this technology, they built the company Personal Digital Spaces (PDS) to enable individuals to establish property rights over their personal information.

The FBI Got Data From A Locked iPhone 11 Pro Max—So Why Is It Demanding Apple Unlock Older Phones?

The FBI Got Data From A Locked iPhone 11 Pro Max—So Why Is It Demanding Apple Unlock Older Phones?

LightRocket via Getty ImagesQuestions are being asked about the FBI’s motivations over demanding Apple help it unlock the iPhones of the Pensacola shooting suspect, after Forbes uncovered a search warrant that strongly indicates the feds have access to a tool that can grab data on the latest, and most secure, iPhones.

Your Digital Detox May Be Toxic for Advertising

Your Digital Detox May Be Toxic for Advertising

Mindful of the new mindfulness, Apple and Google have incorporated screen time monitors into their products.A new study that tracked how 2,444 Americans used their mobile devices over 14 months backs up the general sense of tech fatigue.

What Happens to Your Image Once It's Been Caught On CCTV

What Happens to Your Image Once It's Been Caught On CCTV

According to the Information Commissioner's Office, most uses of CCTV are covered by the Data Protection Act (DPA), meaning you have the right to view images collected of you – if, that is, you have the time and patience to explain the DPA to all the people who operate those CCTV cameras.

Aussie ex-pat will ‘never return’ after digital strip search reveals sex tapes

Aussie ex-pat will ‘never return’ after digital strip search reveals sex tapes

“I informed the female customs officer that I have intimate material of my partner on my phone, and that I would be breaking her trust, (as well as several privacy laws) by giving anyone access to those files.”.