Thousands of US police officers and public servants have reportedly used Clearview's controversial facial recognition tech without approval

Thousands of US police officers and public servants have reportedly used Clearview's controversial facial recognition tech without approval

Over 7,000 police officers and public servants in the US have been using or testing Clearview AI's facial recognition software without authorization from their departments, according to a report from BuzzFeed News.

New York Startup Competitions Breach Tax Information

New York Startup Competitions Breach Tax Information

According to TurgenSec’s responsible notice (found here), the data breached ranged from standard PII (name, email, phone) to the entries submitted to the startup competitions, judging criteria, results and even tax information of entrants.

BleachBit 3.0

BleachBit 3.0

The latest release brings major improvements to the user interface, speed, cleaning thoroughness, and application reliability.Improve actual speed of application startup.(Thanks to Tobias-B-Besemer.)(Reported by Tobias-B-Besemer.)Add search="" to delete the top directory and all its contents.

Developer Behind Foxit PDF Reader Hit by Data Breach

Developer Behind Foxit PDF Reader Hit by Data Breach

Original story: PDF reader developer Foxit Software has suffered a data breach that exposed email addresses, phone numbers, and passwords associated with user accounts."Customers that use their Foxit 'My Account' credentials on other websites or services are encouraged to change their passwords to prevent unauthorized access," the company added.

Does Facebook Survive Because Of Its Size Or Because We Gave Up On Privacy And Security?

Does Facebook Survive Because Of Its Size Or Because We Gave Up On Privacy And Security?

Perhaps the most existential question raised by Facebook’s lack of consequences over the past year is whether it has escaped harm because it is simply so big and intrinsic to modern life that we cannot live without it or whether we as a society have become so numb to privacy violations that we simply no longer care about our digital safety, security or privacy?

Tide Foundation gives consumers full control of personal data on blockchain

Tide Foundation gives consumers full control of personal data on blockchain

As for consumers controlling encryption keys, the company says it has created a patented technology to simplify the process of managing those keys in order to put that process within reach of anyone, one that passes what they call “the Grandpa Test.” “We have developed a layer, a decentralized way to dumb down blockchain to a ubiquitous user experience on the web,” Yuval Hertzog, the other company co-founder explained.

Why no one really quits Google or Facebook

Why no one really quits Google or Facebook

It’s reminiscent of the political policy expert who says that if only voters had more information — if they just understood the issue — they would change their mind about something where they are clearly in the “wrong.” It’s incredibly condescending, and obscures a far more fundamental fact about consumers: people know what they value, they understand it, and they are making an economic choice when they stick with Google or .

Australian Encryption Bill – An Exploitable Backdoor in the Startup Community -

Australian Encryption Bill – An Exploitable Backdoor in the Startup Community -

Co-founder of block-chain startup Loki, Josh Jessop-Smith is concerned that the Australian encryption bill would entirely undermine their project. The main concern is that by allowing law enforcement to access encrypted data, it is a possibility that the business deal revolving around that data may become vulnerable and thus, get exploited easily.