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.

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.

Facebook workers listened to Messenger conversations

People were paid to transcribe voice recordings - but Facebook says the work has now stopped.

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.

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.

Online shopping anti-fraud scheme delayed

The new verification system was supposed to introduce a new layer of security from mid-September.

Facebook letter fails to satisfy DCMS chair Damian Collins

The social network is accused of providing a "disingenuous" response to MPs' latest questions.

AI used to narrate e-books in authors’ voices

A Chinese e-reader will feature two novels read by AI-avatars of their authors.

Minecraft ditches Super Duper graphics plan

It's just blocks from now on says Minecraft developer Mojang as it ends development on the update.

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.