Category: Biometrics

The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | Source URL Worries about deep fakes — machine-manipulated videos of celebrities and world leaders purportedly saying or doing things that they really didn’t — are quaint compared to a new threat: doctored images of the Earth itself. China is the acknowledged leader in using an emerging […]

The European Union’s MANDATORY National Biometric ID Card Will Affect 512 Million People

The European Union’s MANDATORY National Biometric ID Card Will Affect 512 Million People

Mass Private I | Source URL A recent European Union (EU) announcement about national ID’s will destroy millions of people’s privacy and create a near global biometric database. An article in State Watch News revealed that the EU has agreed to create a MANDATORY national biometric ID card. “Measures being negotiated as […]

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

Danny O’Brien | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL Earlier this month, security researcher Victor Gevers found and disclosed an exposed database live-tracking the locations of about 2.6 million residents of Xinjiang, China, offering a window into what a digital surveillance state looks like in the 21st century. Xinjiang is […]

Victory! Illinois Supreme Court Protects Biometric Privacy

Victory! Illinois Supreme Court Protects Biometric Privacy

EFF | Source URL Today the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously that when companies collect biometric data like fingerprints or face prints without informed opt-in consent, they can be sued. Users don’t need to prove an injury like identity fraud or physical harm—just losing control of one’s biometric privacy is […]

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 […]

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

Jacob Banas | Futurism | Source URL Save Money. Live Better. Walmart’s latest patent is a device that eavesdrops on employees and customers alike, hearing every interaction, plastic bag rustle, and register noise — and it’s evaluating. The patent, originally filed earlier this year, was granted to the retail giant earlier […]

Chinese schools make pupils wear micro-chipped uniforms to thwart truancy

Chinese schools make pupils wear micro-chipped uniforms to thwart truancy

Crystal Reid | The Telegraph | Source URL Schools in southern China are forcing children to wear uniforms embedded with computer chips that track their movement and trigger an alarm if they skip class. More that more than 10 schools in Guizhou province and the neighboring autonomous region of Guangxi […]