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Ian Forrester

Lip-Reading Computers Could Spell the End of Passwords as We Know Them - 0 views

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    "Instead of requiring a typed password or a fingerprint, this security software asks the user to speak or mouth a password directly at a device's camera."
Ian Forrester

Troy Hunt: Data from connected CloudPets teddy bears leaked and ransomed, exposing kids... - 0 views

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    "Only a couple of weeks ago, there were a lot of news headlines about how Germany had banned an internet-connected doll called "Cayla" over fears hackers could target children. One of their primary concerns was the potential risk to the privacy of children:"
Ian Forrester

Who owns a connected car's data? - 0 views

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    With momentum behind the connected car gathering across the globe, we're looking at one of the most discussed topics : the data generated by connected cars, and more specifically who owns it.
Ian Forrester

Amazon Echos activated by TV comment - BBC News - 0 views

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    An on-air comment by a US TV presenter activated Amazon Echo gadgets in viewers' homes across San Diego.
Ian Forrester

Record-breaking DDoS reportedly delivered by >145k hacked cameras | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    Last week, security news site KrebsOnSecurity went dark for more than 24 hours following what was believed to be a record 620 gigabit-per-second denial of service attack brought on by an ensemble of routers, security cameras, or other so-called Internet of Things devices. Now, there's word of a similar attack on a French Web host that peaked at a staggering 1.1 terabits per second, more than 60 percent bigger.
Ian Forrester

Privacy Scandal Haunts Pokemon Go's CEO - 0 views

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    Within two weeks of its release last month, Pokemon Go, the augmented reality gaming sensation, surpassed, by one estimate, Twitter, Facebook, and Netflix in its day-to-day popularity on Android phones. Over on Apple devices, the game was downloaded more times in its first week than any app that came before it.
Ian Forrester

Connected Toys Are Raising Complicated New Privacy Questions - 0 views

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    "Toys and other devices are collecting loads of data from children. What could go wrong?"
Ian Forrester

Scientists Are Just as Confused About the Ethics of Big-Data Research as You | WIRED - 0 views

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    "When a rogue researcher last week released 70,000 OkCupid profiles, complete with usernames and sexual preferences, people were pissed. When Facebook researchers manipulated stories appearing in Newsfeeds for a mood contagion study in 2014, people were really pissed. OkCupid filed a copyright claim to take down the dataset; the journal that published Facebook's study issued an "expression of concern." Outrage has a way of shaping ethical boundaries. We learn from mistakes."
Ian Forrester

IoT Abandonware: When your cloud service leaves you stranded | ZDNet - 0 views

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    In November, owners of the Aether Cone intelligent streaming audio device got a lump of coal for the holidays, when Aether, the manufacturer of the "smart speaker" announced it was going out of business.
Ian Forrester

Stalking Your Friends with Facebook Messenger - Faith and future - Medium - 0 views

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    I didn't realize how much data about me Messenger was revealing to the people I chatted with until last week when I began tinkering with my message history.
Ian Forrester

Critical IoT Reading List - Thingclash - 0 views

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    Critical and insightful reading list about IOT
Ian Forrester

TalkTalk hacking crisis deepens as more details emerge | Business | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "TalkTalk is facing increasing criticism after belatedly admitting it was the victim of a "significant and sustained" cyber-attack that has led to the theft of the credit card and bank details of up to 4 million customers. "
Ian Forrester

Amazon Web Services goes down, taking Netflix, Reddit, Pocket and more with it - 0 views

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    "If you're having trouble accessing several parts of the Web today, it's because Amazon Web Services is having a bit of a glitch this morning."
Ian Forrester

Apple chief Tim Cook criticises Google and Facebook over privacy | Technology | The Gua... - 0 views

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    "Web rivals' business models undermine users' privacy, says Tim Cook, who also warns governments on pursuing 'dangerous' encryption policies"
Ian Forrester

Volvo says horrible 'self-parking car accident' happened because driver didn't have 'pe... - 0 views

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    "Last week, a gossip blog based in the Dominican Republic called Remolacha published a disturbing video of what it said was a "self-parking car accident." A group of people stand in a garage watching and filming a grey Volvo XC60 that backs up, stops, and then accelerates toward the group. It smashes into two people, and causes the person filming the video with his phone to drop it and run."
Ian Forrester

Surveillance-based manipulation: How Facebook or Google could tilt elections | Ars Tech... - 0 views

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    Someone who knows things about us has some measure of control over us, and someone who knows everything about us has a lot of control over us. Surveillance facilitates control.
Ian Forrester

'Overnight, everything I loved was gone': the internet shaming of Lindsey Stone | Techn... - 0 views

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    "When a friend posted a photograph of charity worker Lindsey Stone on Facebook, she never dreamed she would lose her job and her reputation. Two years on, could she get her life back?"
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