Story'Faceless Recognition System' can identify you even with your face hidden
by Cory Doctorow from on (#1R912)
Microsoft's deceptive hard-sell to gets users to "upgrade" to Windows 10 (the most control-freaky OS to ever come out of Redmond) is made all the more awful by just how much personal, sensitive, compromising data Microsoft exfiltrates from its users' PCs once they make the switch. (moreâ€¦)
Thanks to a judge's order, Google must face another proposed class-action lawsuit over its scanning of Gmail. The issue is a lingering headache for the search giant, which has faced allegations for years now that scanning Gmail in order to create personalized ads violates US wiretapping laws.
Europe will publish draft law to ensure that online messaging services have privacy rules like those for texts and callsWhatsApp, Skype and other online messaging services face an EU crackdown aimed at safeguarding usersâ€™ privacy, in a move that highlights the gulf between Europe and the US in regulating the internet.
by Cory Doctorow from on (#1QF9N)
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 userâ€™s computer such that sensitive information is not sent to the online service." (Image: LordHarris, CC-BY-SA) (Thanks, William!)
Nanaia Mahuta has become the first female MP to wear a MÄori facial tattoo in New Zealand Parliament. The traditional chin tattoo also known as moko kauae is given to high-ranking MÄori 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 wÄnanga at Waahi PÄ in Huntly last weekend
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 MÄori chin tattoo, in parliament.â€œMoko is a statement of identity, like a passport,â€ Nanaia Mahuta, from the Waikato-Maniapoto tribe, told the Guardian. â€œI 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.â€ Continue reading...
by Jerry Hildenbrand from Android Central - Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers on (#1Q3Y7)
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...
Plan to hold the vote on the anniversary of the 1967 referendum scuppered as deadline pushed backA referendum recognising Indigenous people in the Australian constitution will not be held next year, scuppering a plan to hold the vote on the anniversary of the 1967 referendum.The Referendum Council chairs, Mark Leibler and Pat Anderson, said the deadline had been pushed back to allow for better consultation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, with the final report now due mid-2017. That means the referendum would be unlikely to be held before 2018. Continue reading...