Public record documents obtained from two US states reveal that Amazon has entered the surveillance market, where it's been silently advertising its facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies.
Nvidia scientists have created what they call a "first of its kind" AI system that can learn by observing the actions of a human, and then complete tasks based on the observed patterns.
Several advocacy groups have banded together for a campaign that calls upon the US Federal Trade Commission to intervene and break up Facebook into smaller companies —and more specifically to split off the Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp services from the mother company.
Three of the four owners of the Mugshots.com website have been arrested on charges of extortion, filed by the state of California.
Google released yesterday a Chrome update that fixed a bug that broke millions of web-based games, some of which couldn't play audio at all, despite whatever tricks and configs users tried.
Starting last week, on May 8, Google has opened the .app top-level domain (TLD) to the general public, allowing anyone to register their desired .app domain name. As its name implies, the domain is intended for app developers, but anyone can register a domain, may it be for an app or not.
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released another National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin as an extension of the alert the agency issued in November, 2017. This latest alert expires on September 14, 2018.
Facebook announced today it suspended around 200 apps on suspicion of mishandling user data, as part of its post-Cambridge-Analytica investigations.
A study released by the The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) during their National Leadership Summit in Washington describes how over a one-year period, over 4 million anti-semitic tweets were shared or reshared over Twitter. These tweets were sent from approximately 3 million Twitter accounts.
A document distributed by Police to identify Satanic Worshippers during the "Satanic Panic" of the 1980s has criteria that many teens, computer enthusiasts, and security researchers may identify with.
Included in the Live Nation's first quarter 2018 financial results released last week, was a small mention that they have partnered with and invested in a facial recognition company called Blink Identity. Live Nation's plan is to use this technology to allow ticket holders to gain access to shows using facial recognition.
Last Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reported that the company brought in close to $150 billion in revenue and $34 billion in earnings for the first half of the fiscal year. The iPhone played prominently in Apple's revenue as the company drew approximately two-thirds of its revenue from the iPhone portfolio.
A network of surveillance cameras in various locations throughout Newark, NJ will enable people to monitor these locations for criminal activity. The program, the Citizen Virtual Patrol, has been described by local leaders as "a block watch on steroids".
Chinese government officials have accidentally admitted over the weekend that they can access deleted WeChat messages, a Chinese news site has reported. The admission came over the weekend from an anti-graft commission from the Chinese province of Anhui investigating reports of corruption among government officials.
A smart city can be described as a city that incorporates the capabilities of web connectivity, analytics, mobile solutions, sensors, data collection and other technology. This can include surveillance systems utilized by law enforcement, smart congestion-mitigating traffic systems, LED streetlights, and smart grids.
Following the publication of a report in July 2017, North Korea's elites, some of the country's few citizens allowed on the Internet, have greatly altered their online behavior, and are now obfuscating their browsing activity, and have ditched US websites like Facebook or Instagram for alternative Chinese social networks.
Child sexual exploitation impacts everyone around the world. As predators are increasingly using the internet to find victims, law enforcement have also been employing technology in order to apprehend suspects. Thankfully, a new algorithm may allow law enforcement to find these predators before they can cause harm.