Ai Weiwei Gets Artsy-Fartsy About Surveillance

November 24, 2017

Walk down the street in New York City and your likeness will be captured on camera dozens of times. You’ll pass cameras affixed to buildings and traffic lights; on the subway platform, more than 4,000 closed circuit cameras will track your every move. There are security gadgets planted in elevators and lobbies, coffee shops and convenience stores, all of which keep a watchful eye. An estimated 62 million security cameras…

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How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings

November 19, 2017

Facebook deserves a lot of the flack it gets, be it for providing Russian information with a stage or gradually deteriorating privacy standards. Still, it has some sincere usefulness. And while the single good space to keep your privacy safe on Facebook is to delete your chronicle, taking these simple-minded stairs in the places is the next best thing. Remember, it’s not just friends of friends you need to think…

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Amazon Key Flaw Could Let Rogue Deliverymen Disable Your Camera

November 19, 2017

When Amazon propelled its Amazon Key service last month, the committee is also offered a remedy for anyone–realistically, most people–who might be creeped out that the services offered gives random strangers unfettered access to your dwelling. That insurance remedy? An internet-enabled camera announced Cloud Cam, designed to sit opposite your door and reassuringly record every Amazon Key delivery. But now defence researchers have demonstrated that with a simple platform run…

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D-IDs tech protects your privacy by confounding face recognition algorithms

July 21, 2017

D-IDs founders Eliran Kuta, Gil Perry, and Sella Blondheim Unless you literally wear a mask all the time, it is almost impossible to completely avoid cameras and face recognition technology. Not only is this a privacy concern, but it also presents a potential liability for companies that need to protect personal data. D-ID, a startup currently taking part in Y Combinator, wants to solve the problem with tools that process…

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More funding for AI cybersecurity: Darktrace raises $75M at an $825M valuation

July 12, 2017

With cybercrime projected to reap some $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses likely to invest around $1 trillionover the next five years to try to mitigate that, were seeing a rise of startups that are building innovative ways to combat malicious hackers. In the latest development, Darktrace a cybersecurity firm that uses machine learning to detect and stop attacks has raised $75 million, giving the startup a post-money…

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TrueFace.AI is here to catch the facial recognition tricksters

July 9, 2017

TrueFace.AI knows if it's looking at a real face or just a photo of one.Image: ian waldie/Getty Images Facial recognition technology is more prevalent than ever before. It’s being used to identify people in airports, put a stop to child sex trafficking, and shame jaywalkers. But the technology isn’t perfect. One major flaw: It sometimes can’t tell the difference between a living person’s face and a photo of that person…

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We just dodged an expanded electronics ban — for now

June 30, 2017

Security just ramped up for anyone flying into the U.S.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) We’ve been waiting for the electronics ban to expand beyond flights coming to the U.S. from the Middle East and parts of Africa, but on Wednesday the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made it sound like some new security procedures are all we should expect at least, for the moment. SEE ALSO: Emirates offers ingenious workaround to…

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Illumio, a specialist in segmented security, raises $125M at $1b+ valuation

June 9, 2017

Another day, another major round of funding for a security startup, underscoring just how active the area of IT protection is right now both in terms of business need and as an investment opportunity. Today, Illumio a startup that provides data center and cloud security services, monitoring and protecting individual applications and processes within an enterprise network by segmenting them is announcing that it has raised $125 million in a…

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Apple hints its handed over metadata on UK terror suspects

June 7, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed the company has been co-operating with the UK government in handing over metadata in the wake of a series of terror attacks in the country which he described as horrendous. Cook was speaking in an interview with Bloomberg following the first day of Apples WWDC developer event yesterday. Responding to a question about Apples stance over privacy and security in the face of ongoing…

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Cloud security broker Netskope raises $100m more led by Lightspeed and Accel

June 7, 2017

As enterprises continue to move more of their computing to the cloud, and across an ever-expanding range of devices from computers to phones and tablets and more, hackers continue to find ways to break into those systems resulting an unprecedented number of breaches globally. Now, one of the more prominent security startups fighting this has raised a significant round of funding to help tackle the issue head-on. Netskope a cloud-access…

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