Russia's security service tells internet firms to hand over user data: The Bell

Russia's security service tells internet firms to hand over user data: The Bell

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has ordered some of the country’s major internet companies to give it continuous access to their systems, The Bell investigative website reported late on Tuesday, citing three sources at the firms.

This man says he's stockpiling billions of our photos

This man says he's stockpiling billions of our photos

First came a front-page investigation in The New York Times , revealing Clearview has been working with law enforcement agencies to match photos of unknown faces to people's online images.

Google Photos video backups sent to strangers last year

Google Photos video backups sent to strangers last year

Google this evening began alerting Takeout users about the “technical issue.” From November 21-25, 2019, those that requested backups could have had videos in Google Photos “incorrectly exported to unrelated users’ archives.”.

Rogue NYPD cops are using facial recognition app Clearview

Rogue NYPD cops are using facial recognition app Clearview

Clearview AI, which has scraped millions of photos from social media and other public sources for its facial recognition program — earning a cease-and-desist order from Twitter — has been pitching itself to law enforcement organizations across the country, including to the NYPD.

70,000 photographs of women leaked from Tinder onto cyber-crime forum

70,000 photographs of women leaked from Tinder onto cyber-crime forum

Over 70,000 photographs of women from the popular dating app Tinder were leaked onto a cyber-crime forum, according to Gizmodo, an act which has previously led to the abusive usage of said person's personal photos.

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

If you change a privacy setting in Facebook so that search engines can’t link to your profile, your Facebook photos won’t be included in the database, he said.Mr. Ton-That then took my photo with the app.

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

channels, Tile has made the decision to continue raising concerns over Apple’s anti-competitive practices,” Tile’s general counsel Kirsten Daru told Reuters in an interview ahead of the hearing.

Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 million for improper sharing of user data

Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 million for improper sharing of user data

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Ministry of Justice said on Monday it fined U.S. tech giant Facebook Inc 6.6 million reais ($1.6 million) for improperly sharing user data.

What We Learned About the Technology That Times Journalists Use

What We Learned About the Technology That Times Journalists Use

Many editors and reporters also talked about how tech had transformed the industries they cover.And in the entertainment world, video streaming has opened doors to a wealth of new content — so much that reporting on movies and TV shows has become an art of curation.

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices

A Navy spokesman said Naval and Marine personnel who use government issued smart devices are generally allowed to use popular commercial apps, including common social media apps, but from time to time specific programs that present security threats are banned.

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

So far, around 36 million square miles of satellite imagery has been added to Google Earth.Google says it has managed to capture around 10 million miles of Street View imagery so far.

Hiding In Plain Sight:

Hiding In Plain Sight:

I haven’t done anything with the information other than collect it and although my Bellingcat project didn’t focus on the cartels, it did give me the idea to see if I could use a Russian facial recognition website (FindClone) introduced to me by the Bellingcat team to locate active social media profiles of individuals wanted by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).

As Moscow’s facial recognition system activates, journalists find access to it for sale on the black market

As Moscow’s facial recognition system activates, journalists find access to it for sale on the black market

Andrey Kaganskikh, a journalist for MBK Media, has found that access to Moscow’s surveillance cameras — and their new facial recognition technology — is being sold on the black market.

Your face has been sold off! More than 5000 face photos sold online for 10 yuan

Your face has been sold off! More than 5000 face photos sold online for 10 yuan

Users who did not register for face recognition would not be able to enter the park after October 17, so they need to carry the annual card to the zoo to handle the upgrade business as soon as possible.

Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google's data collection

Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google's data collection

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years.

EU antitrust regulators seek details of Google's data practices: document

EU antitrust regulators seek details of Google's data practices: document

Companies were asked about agreements providing data to Google or allowing it to collect data via their services in recent years, and whether they were compensated for this.Regulators also wanted to know if Google had refused to provide data and how this affected the companies.

U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal

U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four Democratic leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee on Monday wrote Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health demanding briefings by Dec. 6 on how patient data the hospital chain is storing on the cloud is used.

Exclusive: Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

Exclusive: Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

Echoing a joint letter last month from the top law enforcement officials in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, the larger group will cite difficulties in catching child sexual predators as grounds for companies opening up user communications to authorities wielding court warrants.

Did Some Phone Cameras Inadvertently Open While Users Scrolled Facebook App?

Did Some Phone Cameras Inadvertently Open While Users Scrolled Facebook App?

Facebook app on iOS 13.2.2 opens my phone’s rear camera when I open a profile photo swipe down to return (look at the little slit on the left of the video).

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs secures conditional nod for Toronto smart city

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs secures conditional nod for Toronto smart city

TORONTO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Sidewalk Labs unit secured conditional approval to move forward in the process to build a smart city in Toronto after agreeing to develop a smaller area than initially proposed and make concessions on data collection and privacy, the city’s waterfront development board said on Thursday.

House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020

House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to have a final report on its probe of big technology companies and their potential breaches of antitrust law, by the “first part” of next year, the chair of its antitrust panel said on Friday.

How to remove location data from photos you share

How to remove location data from photos you share

Unlike on the Mac, where there’s a setting to remove location data from any photos you share, on iOS you must do it manually.The simplest way to avoid sending your location data in an iMessage is to use the Messages app to take the photo.

Microsoft's LinkedIn loses appeal over access to user profiles

Microsoft's LinkedIn loses appeal over access to user profiles

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected LinkedIn’s effort to stop a San Francisco company from using information that users of the professional networking website have deemed public.

Bizarre Wearable Face Projector Can be Used to Fool Facial Recognition Systems

Bizarre Wearable Face Projector Can be Used to Fool Facial Recognition Systems

Photo credit : Jing-Cai Liu. Let’s face it, facial recognition systems will soon be installed just about everywhere for surveillance purposes, but those looking to defeat them might have to resort to extreme measures, such as this wearable face projector by Jing-Cai Liu. This invention is exactly as it sounds, or a headband of sorts equipped with a small projector that can distort your face instantly.

Turkey fines Facebook $282,000 over privacy breach

Turkey fines Facebook $282,000 over privacy breach

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have fined Facebook Inc (FB.O) 1.6 million lira ($282,000) for violation of data protection laws which affected nearly 300,000 people, the Personal Data Protection Board (KVKK) said on Thursday.

Scientists invent super camera

Scientists invent super camera

When integrated with AI, facial recognition, real-time monitoring and cloud computing technology, the camera can detect and identify human faces or other objects based on massive data and instantly find specific targets, according to the report.

Can you give away your fingerprints in a photo?

Can you give away your fingerprints in a photo?

Going to such lengths to protect your fingerprints might seem extreme, but incentives to bypass biometric security are growing as it increasingly shows up in everything from smartphones to door locks.“As biometrics become more prevalent in the authentication process, motivated attackers will definitely find innovative ways to bypass them,” said Vivek Chudgar, senior director at Mandiant, a consulting arm of cybersecurity firm FireEye. But some experts say harvesting fingerprints from pictures requires some specific conditions.

Private Instagram Posts Aren’t Exactly Private

Private Instagram Posts Aren’t Exactly Private

The hack works even when images and videos in a private Instagram story expire or are deleted.

Unsolicited nudes detected and deleted by AI

Unsolicited nudes detected and deleted by AI

Image copyright Getty Images Software that can detect and delete unsolicited penis pictures sent via private messages on Twitter is being developed by researchers in Seattle.However, Ms Bressler said the software was a "huge success" when it came to detecting "vanilla" penis photos and nudes.

New Protest Tactics in Hong Kong

New Protest Tactics in Hong Kong

A banner used by a Hong Kong protester.Hong Kong protesters turn to Uber and Pokemon.In late July, Hong Kong protesters returning from a demonstration were attacked by a group of men wearing white shirts.