Day: January 1, 2019

Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones

CNBC | Source URL Artificial fingerprints have been developed by researchers who say they could one day be used to hack into everyday devices. Researchers from New York University and Michigan State University successfully generated what they call “DeepMasterPrints” earlier this year. These are machine-learning methods that act as a […]

Fake-porn videos are being weaponised to harass and humiliate women

Fake-porn videos are being weaponised to harass and humiliate women

Stuff.co.nz | Source URL The video showed the woman in a pink off-the-shoulder top, sitting on a bed, smiling a convincing smile. It was her face. But it had been seamlessly grafted, without her knowledge or consent, onto someone else’s body: a young pornography actress, just beginning to disrobe for […]

Drone, ‘blocker vehicles’ part of Times Square New Year’s Eve security plans, NYPD says

Drone, ‘blocker vehicles’ part of Times Square New Year’s Eve security plans, NYPD says

Matthew Chayes | AMNY | Source URL An NYPD drone will be up as the ball drops. For the first time in the 111-year history of the celebratory New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square, the police will fly an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the crowd, which could reach 2 […]

Mother Of Detained Journalist Julian Assange And WikiLeaks Call On Journalists And Supporters To Protest In Times Square On New Year’s Eve

Mother Of Detained Journalist Julian Assange And WikiLeaks Call On Journalists And Supporters To Protest In Times Square On New Year’s Eve

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Recently, WikiLeaks highlighted that its founder and former editor Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained 8+ years without charge by the UK Govt (6+ years within the Ecuador Embassy in London where he was granted asylum from U.S. threats) and 2 years house […]

How Facebook tracks you on Android

https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/cdn.media.ccc.de/congress/2018/h264-hd/35c3-9941-eng-deu-How_Facebook_tracks_you_on_Android_hd.mp4 https://cdn.media.ccc.de/congress/2018/mp3/35c3-9941-eng-How_Facebook_tracks_you_on_Android_mp3.mp3 In this talk, we’re looking at third party tracking on Android. We’ve captured and decrypted data in transit between our own devices and Facebook servers. It turns out that some apps routinely send Facebook information about your device and usage patterns – the second the app is opened. […]