There are about 4,200,000 surveillance cameras in United Kingdom. According to a feature in Wired UK, police want to take an even closer look.
The West Yorkshire Police Service is currently testing a mobile fingerprint scanning system that’s connected to databases containing the fingerprints of 12 million immigrants and criminals. 250 mobile fingerprint scannersRead More
As the new Wired Guide to Digital Security points out, finding hidden cameras is really, really hard, so the fact that several Airbnb guests have discovered them suggests that there are a bunch more that have never been spotted.
Which is disturbing in so, so many ways, from the capture of images ofRead More
Facebook is planning to request a “clear photo of your face” on pain of lockout, reports Wired’s Nitasha Tiku. It wants you to prove you are a real engagement node, not a bot. In a statement to WIRED, a Facebook spokesperson said the photo test is intended to “help us catch suspicious activity at variousRead More
When Context Labs teamed up with UK consumer group Which? to produce an outstanding report on the surveillance, privacy and security risks of kids’ “connected toys,” it undertook the reverse-engineering of Hasbro’s new Furby Connect, a device that works with a mobile app to listen and watch the people around it and interact withRead More