What is facial recognition?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:44:30 +0000

Facial recognition is a hot topic these days. What is it, how is it used, and when does it interfere with our right to privacy?

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Signal app insists it’s so private it can’t provide subpoenaed call data

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 09:29:29 +0000

Signal told investigators it could not comply with a legal request for user records and communications because the records do not exist.

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Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:30:00 +0000

Some of the big players in the field of facial recognition announced they will not provide their technology to law enforcement while there is no governing law.

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A week in security (June 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:09:19 +0000

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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Consumers have few legal options for protecting privacy

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:03:20 +0000

Amidst never-ending headlines about data breaches, data misuse, and opaque data-sharing agreements from major companies, users have few legal options to actually protect their privacy in court. Instead, they rely on technology.

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Librarian Sues Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach, Wins $600

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:14:40 +0000

In the days following revelations last September that big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax had been hacked and relieved of personal data on nearly 150 million people, many Americans no doubt felt resigned and powerless to control their information. But not Jessamyn West. The 49-year-old librarian from a tiny town in Vermont took Equifax to court. And now she’s celebrating a small but symbolic victory after a small claims court awarded her $600 in damages stemming from the 2017 breach.

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