Month: October 2018

Your THOUGHTS could be your next password, researchers say

iSpeech The Conversation | Source URL Your brain is an inexhaustible source of secure passwords – but you might not have to remember anything. Passwords and PINs with letters and numbers are relatively easily hacked, hard to remember and generally insecure. Biometrics are starting to take their place, with fingerprints, […]

Armed drones, iris scanners, and smart glasses that can spot suspects in a crowd: China shows off high-tech security gadgets at Beijing expo AFP | Source URL From virtual reality police training programmes to gun-toting drones and iris scanners, a public security expo in China showed the range of increasingly high-tech tools available to the country’s police. The exhibition, which ran Tuesday to Friday in Beijing, emphasised surveillance and monitoring technology just […]

The Patriot Act’s 17th Anniversary  —  A Reminder of Why it Must Be Repealed Thomas Fontanez McFarlan | Medium | Source URL On October 26th 2001, merely 45 days after 9/11, the “Patriot Act” was signed into law to grant vastly expanded powers to U.S. intelligence agencies, to supposedly help protect Americans from terrorists… Instead it has been used to operate a previously […]