Sunday, August 18, 2019

Biostar security software ‘leaked a million fingerprints’

Biometric security software Biostar 2 was found to have exposed sensitive user data online. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49343774

London mayor quizzes King’s Cross developer on facial recognition

Sadiq Khan asks the King's Cross Central development whether its use of facial recognition is legal. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49343822

Facebook workers listened to Messenger conversations

People were paid to transcribe voice recordings - but Facebook says the work has now stopped. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49343262

Social-media use ‘disrupting teen sleep and exercise’

Checking sites multiple times a day means less time is spent on healthy activities, a UK study suggests. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49330254

Facial recognition in King’s Cross prompts call for new laws

Biometrics Commissioner calls for new laws following revelation of facial checks at London King's Cross. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49333352

Online shopping anti-fraud scheme delayed

The new verification system was supposed to introduce a new layer of security from mid-September. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49332023

Facebook letter fails to satisfy DCMS chair Damian Collins

The social network is accused of providing a "disingenuous" response to MPs' latest questions. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49331191

AI used to narrate e-books in authors’ voices

A Chinese e-reader will feature two novels read by AI-avatars of their authors. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49329650

Minecraft ditches Super Duper graphics plan

It's just blocks from now on says Minecraft developer Mojang as it ends development on the update. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49331836

Celtic FC join Call of Duty World League e-sports championship

It's the first time a British club has seriously invested in e-sports outside of football title Fifa. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49330740