Facial recognition is getting better at making matches around face masks

Facial recognition is getting better at making matches around face masks

The error rates increased for every algorithm once researchers added masks to the test photos, even for facial recognition that was designed specifically for the coverings.One-to-many algorithms would test facial recognition's capabilities to match people against a group of images rather than the same photo.

Celebrities, Hackers & Decentralized Cloud Storage: How are they related?

Celebrities, Hackers & Decentralized Cloud Storage: How are they related?

The hacker was tormenting her for days because of some half-naked photos that Bella had sent to a specific person.Before doing this, she published a note on all her social networks talking about the psychological pain she had suffered in the previous days and the tormenting harassment she had received from the hacker.

Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

Google Photos will end its free unlimited storage on June 1st, 2021

After five years of offering unlimited free photo backups at “high quality,” Google Photos will start charging for storage once more than 15 gigs on the account have been used.

Thinking like a spy can help us sort truth from lies, says former head of GCHQ

Thinking like a spy can help us sort truth from lies, says former head of GCHQ

In a new book, intelligence and security expert Sir David Omand shows how we can learn to make better judgements by thinking like a spy.How Spies Think: Ten Lessons in Intelligence by David Omand (Viking, £20) is out now.

Italian authorities are investigating deepfake bots on Telegram

Italian authorities are investigating deepfake bots on Telegram

The Italian Data Protection Authority has started an investigation into the widespread use of bots that generate fake nude images on messaging app Telegram.The bots can generate fake nudes that have watermarks or that show only partial nudity, and users pay to “reveal” the whole image.

8 Privacy Features iOS 14 Users Need to Know

8 Privacy Features iOS 14 Users Need to Know

Certain apps will request local network access the first time you launch them after the update.Some apps will try to use your camera or microphone for certain reasons even when they don’t need that access.

H&M Hit With Record-Breaking GDPR Fine Over Illegal Employee Surveillance

H&M Hit With Record-Breaking GDPR Fine Over Illegal Employee Surveillance

The Data Protection Authority of Hamburg (HmbBfDI) announced the fine on Thursday after the company was found to have excessively monitored several hundred employees in a Nuremberg service centre.

ByteDance won't sell TikTok U.S. operations to Oracle or Microsoft: CGTN

ByteDance won't sell TikTok U.S. operations to Oracle or Microsoft: CGTN

(Reuters) - ByteDance will not sell TikTok’s U.S. operations to Oracle Corp or Microsoft Corp and will not give the source code for the video platform to any U.S. buyers, China’s state-run English television channel CGTN reported on Monday, citing sources.

China to launch initiative to set global data-security rules: WSJ

China to launch initiative to set global data-security rules: WSJ

(Reuters) - China is launching an initiative to set global standards on data security, countering U.S. efforts to persuade countries to ringfence their networks from Chinese technology, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

“The NYPD uses facial recognition as a limited investigative tool, comparing a still image from a surveillance video to a pool of lawfully possessed arrest photos,” said a spokesperson.In response to the report, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio told Gothamist that his office would reexamine the standards for police use of facial recognition.

Seattle Judge Orders Media to Share Unpublished Protest Photos with Police

Seattle Judge Orders Media to Share Unpublished Protest Photos with Police

However on Thursday, King County Superior Court Judge Nelson Lee ultimately sided with the Police, ruling that the subpoena is enforceable, though he set several limitations on how they could use the unpublished materials.

Instagram will soon ask for Government ID to fight Russian Troll accounts (and this is what it looks like)

Instagram will soon ask for Government ID to fight Russian Troll accounts (and this is what it looks like)

Users will need to upload a photo of a government-issued ID, their real name and location and then take a selfie video, which will then presumably be verified by real humans.

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use

Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use

(Reuters) - Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode.

Image Scrubber

Image Scrubber

It will remove identifying metadata (Exif data) from photographs, and also allow you to selectively blur parts of the image to cover faces and other identifiable information.You can select between painting over the image or blurring it out.

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

The judge ruled the matter was within the scope of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).One expert said the ruling reflected the "position that the European Court has taken over many years".The case went to court after the woman refused to delete photographs of her grandchildren which she had posted on social media.

Indonesia's Tokopedia probes alleged data leak of 91 million users

Indonesia's Tokopedia probes alleged data leak of 91 million users

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tokopedia, Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, said it was investigating an attempted hack and claims that the details of millions of its users had been leaked online.

GitHub - hooram/ownphotos: Self hosted alternative to Google Photos

GitHub - hooram/ownphotos: Self hosted alternative to Google Photos

And then you can go to Dashboard - Library and click the Green "Scan photos (file system)" button.

U.S. judge blocks Twitter's bid to reveal government surveillance requests

U.S. judge blocks Twitter's bid to reveal government surveillance requests

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc will not be able to reveal surveillance requests it received from the U.S. government after a federal judge accepted government arguments that this was likely to harm national security after a near six-year long legal battle.

With painted faces, artists fight facial recognition tech

With painted faces, artists fight facial recognition tech

They’re two of the four founders of the Dazzle Club, a group of artists set up last year to provoke discussion about the growing using of facial recognition technology.

Is This the End of Oversharing?

Is This the End of Oversharing?

Amidst the millions of social media users is a sizable chunk well-acquainted with what I’ll call “post-post anxiety.” It’s a dreadful malady, really; with symptoms that come on after you’ve fired off a tweet or pic that is, on second-thought, offensive or unflattering.

Facial recognition company Clearview AI probed by Canada privacy agencies

Facial recognition company Clearview AI probed by Canada privacy agencies

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian privacy authorities have launched an investigation into New York-based Clearview AI to determine whether the firm’s use of facial recognition technology complies with the country’s privacy laws, the agencies said on Friday.

Russia's security service tells internet firms to hand over user data: The Bell

Russia's security service tells internet firms to hand over user data: The Bell

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has ordered some of the country’s major internet companies to give it continuous access to their systems, The Bell investigative website reported late on Tuesday, citing three sources at the firms.

This man says he's stockpiling billions of our photos

This man says he's stockpiling billions of our photos

First came a front-page investigation in The New York Times , revealing Clearview has been working with law enforcement agencies to match photos of unknown faces to people's online images.

Google Photos video backups sent to strangers last year

Google Photos video backups sent to strangers last year

Google this evening began alerting Takeout users about the “technical issue.” From November 21-25, 2019, those that requested backups could have had videos in Google Photos “incorrectly exported to unrelated users’ archives.”.

Rogue NYPD cops are using facial recognition app Clearview

Rogue NYPD cops are using facial recognition app Clearview

Clearview AI, which has scraped millions of photos from social media and other public sources for its facial recognition program — earning a cease-and-desist order from Twitter — has been pitching itself to law enforcement organizations across the country, including to the NYPD.

70,000 photographs of women leaked from Tinder onto cyber-crime forum

70,000 photographs of women leaked from Tinder onto cyber-crime forum

Over 70,000 photographs of women from the popular dating app Tinder were leaked onto a cyber-crime forum, according to Gizmodo, an act which has previously led to the abusive usage of said person's personal photos.

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

If you change a privacy setting in Facebook so that search engines can’t link to your profile, your Facebook photos won’t be included in the database, he said.Mr. Ton-That then took my photo with the app.

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

channels, Tile has made the decision to continue raising concerns over Apple’s anti-competitive practices,” Tile’s general counsel Kirsten Daru told Reuters in an interview ahead of the hearing.

Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 million for improper sharing of user data

Brazil fines Facebook $1.6 million for improper sharing of user data

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Ministry of Justice said on Monday it fined U.S. tech giant Facebook Inc 6.6 million reais ($1.6 million) for improperly sharing user data.

What We Learned About the Technology That Times Journalists Use

What We Learned About the Technology That Times Journalists Use

Many editors and reporters also talked about how tech had transformed the industries they cover.And in the entertainment world, video streaming has opened doors to a wealth of new content — so much that reporting on movies and TV shows has become an art of curation.