Google, Facebook and other tech giants file in court to support Apple’s fight against the FBI

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Description: The biggest names in the Internet technology world have officially put their legal support behind Apple in its controversial and high-stakes battle with the FBI. Source: Mashable Date: March 3, 2016 Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, Airbnb and a dozen other prominent companies filed a joint amicus brief in court Thursday afternoon. The amicus curiae, or “friend… Read more »

Minority Report’s “Pre-Crime” is almost reality

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Description: LA City Council Considers Sending ‘Dear John’ Letters To Homes Of Men Who Solicit Prostitutes Source: Washington Post Date: December 1, 2015 Los Angeles is considering sending “Dear John” letters to the homes of men who solicit prostitutes hoping the mail will be opened by mothers, girlfriends or wives. Read More. Questions for discussion: 1…. Read more »

Hacker Steals 1.2 Billion Logins

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Description: The FBI has linked a hacker to the theft of 1.2 billion internet credentials – the largest heist of its kind. Source: BBC Date: November 25, 2015 A hacker known as “mr.grey” is named in court documents filed by the bureau last year. Previously, “mr.grey” had advertised the credentials to Facebook and Twitter accounts for… Read more »

Technology and the Fight Against Terrorism

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Description: Preventing terrorist plots is harder than ever, and technology is both the problem and the solution. Source: CNN Money Date: November 24, 2015 Violent extremists like ISIS meet in the open on Facebook or Twitter. Then they take the conversation private, using technology called encryption to encode their messages. It’s called “going dark”, and it’s one… Read more »

Android Apps Sending Hidden Data

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Description: How many of your Android Apps are sending your hidden data? Source: Engadget Date: November 22, 2015   You may already know that Android apps send a lot of data, but you might be surprised at how much of it isn’t really necessary. While the data collected is likely to be harmless, there is always… Read more »

The Hackers Fighting ISIS You’ve Never Heard of

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Description: Ghost Security Group, also known as GhostSec, is small hacker army composed of ex-military and ex-Anonymous members fighting ISIS online. Source: CNN Money Date: November 20, 2015 Ghost Security Group is a counter terrorism network that combats extremism on the digital front lines of today using the internet and social media as a weapon. Questions for… Read more »

Kodak’s Latest Live-streaming Camera Offers HD Video for Less

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Description: Kodak enters the security camera space. Source: CNET Date: October 10, 2015   Kodak isn’t new to the world of live-streaming cameras, but its $150 Video Monitor CFH-V20, announced this week, boasts the most impressive specs in the brand’s expanding lineup. Read More Questions for discussion: 1.  Do you think this is a space Kodak… Read more »

NEXT Unveils “The Oyster” USB Fingerprint Scanner

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Description: We are seeing more and more companies getting into the biometrics security solutions game and “The Oyster” is the next player. Source: Find Biometrics Date: February 19, 2015   NEXT Biometrics has unveiled a new USB fingerprint scanner. The NB-3010-U, nicknamed “The Oyster”, is designed for Windows 7 and 8.1 compatibility, but NEXT is also offering… Read more »