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EFF Blasts Microsoft Over Windows 10 Privacy Concerns and Upgrade Tactics
Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:
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German minister seeks facial recognition at airports, train stations
Backpack ban for Oktoberfest beer bash Germany's interior minister Thomas de Maiziere wants facial recognition systems in the country's airports and train stations to identify terror suspects.…
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German Minister Wants Facial Recognition Software At Airports and Train Stations
An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a surprising report from Ireland's National Public Service Broadcaster (based on a report in the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag):Germany's Interior Minister wants to introduce facial recognition software at train stations and airports to help identify terror suspects following two Islamist attacks in the country last month... "Then, if a suspect appears and is recognised, it will show up in the system," he told the paper. He said a similar system was already being tested for unattended luggage, which the camera reports after a certain number of minutes.The article reports that other countries are also considering the technology. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Gmail and privacy lawsuit!
I ran across this article today which might interest some LQ members! http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/08/privacy-lawsuit-over-gmail-will-move-forward/
Maintaining privacy?
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Windows 10 needs proper privacy portal says EFF
Slams 'questionable tactics to cause users to download software many didn’t want'The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called on Microsoft to offer a “single unified screen” on which Windows 10 users can control how Windows 10 deals with their personal information and monitors their use of the OS.…
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Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy: A Deep Dive
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Google turns to Reddit for accents to help improve voice recognition
From Siri to Alexa, voice interfaces are becoming increasingly common, but for all their recent advances, they often struggle with one of the most basic characteristics of human speech: accents. The problem is so prevalent that computer scientists have identified the existence of a "machine voice," a standardized way of speaking that individuals with accents adopt in the hope of being understood. Researchers even warn about the existence of a "speech divide" that ostracizes individuals whose accents differ from those the machines have been trained on.As is often the case with technology built on large data sets, the problem begins with the input. If you only train your interface using a narrow selection of voices, then it won't know... Continue reading…
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Privacy lawsuit over Gmail will move forward
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Broadband Industry Think Tank Claims Comcast Plan To Charge More For Privacy 'Pro Consumer'
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EU privacy czars mull privacy regulation for Skype, WhatsApp
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Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
An anonymous reader writes from InformationWeek: In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post, Apple's CEO Tim Cook talks iPhones, AI, privacy, civil rights, missteps, China, taxes, and Steve Jobs -- all without addressing rumors about the company's Project Titan electric car. One of the biggest concerns Tim Cook has is with user privacy. Earlier this year, Apple was in the news for refusing a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to unlock a suspected terrorist's iPhone because Apple argued it would affect millions of other iPhones, it was unconstitutional, and that it would weaken security for everyone. Cook told the Washington Post: "The lightbulb went off, and it became clear what was right: Could we create a tool to unlock the phone? After a few days, we had determined yes, we could. Then the question was, ethically, should we? We thought, you know, that depends on whether we could contain it or not. Other people were involved in this, too -- deep security experts and so forth, and it was apparent from those discussions that we couldn't be assured. The risk of what happens if it got out, could be incredibly terrible for public safety." Cook suggest that customers rely on companies like Apple to set up privacy and security protections for them. "In this case, it was unbelievably uncomfortable and not something that we wished for, wanted -- we didn't even think it was right. Honestly? I was shocked that [the FBI] would even ask for this," explained Cook. "That was the thing that was so disappointing that I think everybody lost. There are 200-plus other countries in the world. Zero of them had ever asked [Apple to do] this." Privacy is a right to be protected, believes Cook: "In my point of view, [privacy] is a civil liberty that our Founding Fathers thought of a long time ago and concluded it was an essential part of what it was to be an American. Sort of on the level, if you will, with freedom of speech, freedom of the press." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
How states use facial recognition to sniff out driver's license fraud
By the time the law caught up with him, Ronald Carnes had been on the run for 40 years. He’d been moving from state to state after escaping from a North Carolina prison in 1973, finally landing in Waterloo, Iowa, under a pair of assumed names.He probably could have spent the rest of his life that way if it weren’t for a facial recognition program in the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles. Scanning through the driver’s license database, the program found Carnes’ face in the system under two different names, tipping police off to the fraud. Continue reading…
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UK/EU security researchers: tax-free stipend to study privacy and authentication
UC London's offering a tax-free stipend for UK/EU students to work on designing and evaluating new approaches for continuous authentication, based on a solid theoretical underpinning so as to give a high degree of confidence that the resulting decisions match expectations and requirements" as well as "ways to preserve user privacy by processing behavioural measurements on the user’s computer such that sensitive information is not sent to the online service." (Image: LordHarris, CC-BY-SA) (Thanks, William!)
Die ersten US-Firmen sind unter den Privacy Shield geschlüpft
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Speech recognition algorithms can help profile hoax callers
Whether they're something as serious as bomb threats or an apparent "joke" like a fake call to the Coast Guard, every year law enforcement agencies spend billions of dollars on hoax calls. Because of the potential seriousness of these calls, agencies are compelled to respond - which often means deploying personnel and wasting valuable resources.
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Boffins' blur-busting face recognition can ID you with one bad photo
Developers warn that cary people are out there doing this already Scientists have found a way to accurately identify completely obscured faces using recognition systems trained on only a handful of well lit photos.…
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First female MP to wear Māori facial tattoo in NZ parliament speaks of her pride – video
Nanaia Mahuta has become the first female MP to wear a Māori facial tattoo in New Zealand Parliament. The traditional chin tattoo also known as moko kauae is given to high-ranking Māori women to reflect their standing and mana, or power, in the community. Mahuta was tattooed with 13 other Maori women who attended the moko kauae wānanga at Waahi Pā in Huntly last weekend
'This is who I am', says first female MP to wear Māori facial tattoo in NZ parliament
Move by Nanaia Mahuta hailed as a gesture of rangatiratanga, or self-determination, dissuaded during colonial eraA New Zealand Labour MP has spoken of her pride after becoming the first woman to wear a moko kauae, or traditional female Māori chin tattoo, in parliament.“Moko is a statement of identity, like a passport,” Nanaia Mahuta, from the Waikato-Maniapoto tribe, told the Guardian. “I am at a time in my life where I am ready to make a clear statement that this is who I am, and this is my position in New Zealand.” Continue reading...
Canadian court ruling on SMS privacy means you shouldn't be using SMS
Having nothing to hide doesn't mean you should ignore your privacy. Especially when keeping messages secure and private is so easy.An Ontario Court of Appeals has ruled that your SMS messages are not private and once "sent to the ether" are no longer under your control. Vice has a full write up about the decision that interested parties should read, but the short version is this: SMS messages are like email and not subject to the same protection that voice calls have. They aren't a private conversation, and you shouldn't keep thinking they are private. An Ontario Court of Appeals has ruled that your SMS messages are not private and once "sent to the ether" are no longer under your control.This has some far-reaching implications for some folks, while others won't care because they "have nothing to hide" or don't care what happens in a Canadian court. But we all should be concerned, and now is a perfect time for you and the people you talk with to switch to something else. P...
Australia's privacy watchdog launches '#Censusfail' probe
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FBI chief Comey: “We have never had absolute privacy”
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Protecting privacy in genomic databases
Genome-wide association studies, which try to find correlations between particular genetic variations and disease diagnoses, are a staple of modern medical research. But because they depend on databases that contain people's medical histories, they carry privacy risks.
FBI chief Comey: “We have never had absolute privacy”
650 phones are "a brick to us... Those are cases unmade, evidence unfound."
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