Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

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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Lock and Code S1Ep7: Sounding the trumpet on web browser privacy with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Pieter Arntz about web browser privacy—an often neglected subcategory of data privacy.

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Lock and Code S1Ep6: Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

We talk to Chris Boyd at Malwarebytes about facial recognition technology—its history, its failures in accuracy, and whether it will ever be “good” for us.

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The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

The effectiveness of passwords to protect data has long been debated. Many have called for the death of passwords, instead pushing for biometrics to secure their most precious information. But is biometrics really a better, safer option?

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A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Cybersecurity news for October 14 – 20, including the future of the password, the lingering threat of ransomware, and new security features from Instagram.

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A week in security (October 7 – 13)

A look at the cybersecurity news from October 7 – 13, including updates on war shipping, managed service providers, and stalkerware.

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Facial recognition technology: force for good or privacy threat?

It seems facial recognition technology, as technology so often does, has raced far ahead of our ability to define its ethical use. We take a hard look at major concerns brewing in cities around the world.

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FaceApp scares point to larger data collection problems

The blowback against FaceApp—for which data the company can collect and how it can use that data—is a bit overblown. Countless American companies do the exact same thing today.

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A week in security (July 8 – 14)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 8–14, including secure data sending, federal data privacy law, the Soft Cell attack, and more.

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A week in security (June 24 – 30)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 24–30, including top malicious web campaigns, updates on the GreenFlash Sundown exploit, a Malwarebytes initiative to double down on stalkerware detection and awareness, and more.

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