Data privacy The EU’s proposed ban on facial recognition in the new COVID-19 world – finding...

At the start of 2020, the European Commission was seriously considering the ban of facial recognition technology in public spaces, …

Biometrics Why is the debate on biometrics and surveillance important now?

What's so dangerous about biometrics' collecting and surveillance? Stephanie Hare, Author of Technology Ethics, suggests that George Orwell's vision of …

Surveillance Do we – the public – have a voice in the facial recognition debate?

Stephanie Hare, Author of Technology Ethics, highlights that it's difficult to know how our data is being captured, used for …

Biometrics Isn’t facial recognition technology just like CCTV?

Stephanie Hare, Author of Technology Ethics, debunks some myths around facial recognition. Watch this video filmed at teissLondon2020 where she …

NewsSocial media Facebook reaches $550 million settlement in facial recognition lawsuit

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it reached a $550 million (418 million pounds) settlement in principle related to a lawsuit …

News US border agency breach compromised photos & licence plates of almost 100,000 people

The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) recently announced that a data breach suffered by a sub-contractor compromised photos …

Information security My voice is my ultimate password – how biometrics can keep hackers at bay

Piergiorgio Vittori, Global Development Director at Spitch, predicts that we will see ‘voice’ as a mode of authentication increase rapidly in …

Information security Gerald Beuchelt, CISO at LogMeIn: Why biometrics cannot be considered a true replacement for...

Gerald Beuchelt, CISO at LogMeIn, explores the practical reasons as to why biometrics cannot be considered a true replacement for …

News EU Parliament adopts centralised biometric database to monitor migrants

The European Parliament recently voted in favour of creating a centralised biometric database that will be used by law enforcement …

Threats Anyone can unlock a Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship using the owner’s picture

The Face recognition feature in Samsung's Galaxy S10 flagship phone is so insecure that anyone can unlock the phone using …

Threats Researchers reveal fingerprint scanners aren’t foolproof anymore

Back in 2016, researchers at Michigan State University demonstrated how, by using a scanner, an inkjet printer and conductive ink, …

Information security Organisations are improving their password security, but not enough

Even though many organisations have improved their password security credentials over the past year and the adoption of multi-factor authentication …