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Facial recognition – another setback for law enforcement

byPaul DucklinSo far this year, the use of facial recognition by law enforcement has been successfully challenged by courts and legislatures on both sides of the Atlantic.In the US, for example, Washington State Senate Bill 6280 appeared in January 2020, and proposed curbing the use of facial recognition in the state, though not entirely. The bill admitted t
Publish At:2020-08-11 15:33 | Read:191 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Law & order Privacy AFR Locate Clearview

Lock and Code S1Ep12: Pinpointing identity and access management’s future with Chuck Brooks

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chuck Brooks, cybersecurity evangelist and adjunct professor for Georgetown University’s Applied Intelligence Program and graduate Cybersecurity Programs, about identity and access management technology. This
Publish At:2020-08-06 04:45 | Read:194 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast 5G cloud facemask facial recognition GuLoader lock &

Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Last week, a few major tech companies informed the public that they will not provide facial recognition software to law enforcement. These companies are concerned about the way in which their technology might be used. What happens when software that threatens our privacy falls into the hands of organization which we no longer trust? In general, being awar
Publish At:2020-06-18 13:50 | Read:418 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence Privacy ACLU AI amazon biometrics EF

Clearview AI facial recogition sued again – this time by ACLU

byPaul DucklinThe facial recognition company that everyone – or at least a large chunk of everyone – loves to hate, Clearview AI, is to get yet another day, and perhaps very much longer than that, in a Chicago courtroom.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), together with four community organisations based in the US state of Illinois, has bro
Publish At:2020-05-29 14:24 | Read:459 | Comments:0 | Tags:ACLU biometrics Clearview Clearview AI facial recognition su

Lock and Code S1Ep7: Sounding the trumpet on web browser privacy with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Pieter Arntz, malware intelligence researcher at Malwarebytes, about web browser privacy—an often neglected subcategory of data privacy. Without the proper restrictions, browsers can allow web trackers to follow
Publish At:2020-05-26 14:44 | Read:370 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news Podcast Android spyware bec best MSP pract

Lock and Code S1Ep6: Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, about facial recognition technology—its early history, its proven failures at accuracy, and whether improving the technology would actually be ̶
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:42 | Read:398 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Podcast esports facial recognition lock a

The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

When it comes to securing your sensitive, personally identifiable information against criminals who can engineer countless ways to snatch it from under your nose, experts have long recommended the use of strong, complex passwords. Using long passphrases with combinations of numbers, letters, and symbols that cannot be easily guessed has been the de facto sec
Publish At:2020-04-21 13:11 | Read:813 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Apple behaviometrics biometrics brute force CCC Chao

NIST shared dataset of tattoos that’s been used to identify prisoners

byLisa VaasIn 2017, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit looking to force the FBI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to cough up info about Tatt-C (also known as the Tattoo Recognition Challenge): a tattoo recognition program that involves creating an “open tattoo database
Publish At:2020-03-19 12:45 | Read:789 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Privacy biometrics eff Electronic Frontier Found

Homeland Security sued over secretive use of face recognition

byLisa VaasThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over its failure to cough up details about its use of facial recognition at airports.Along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the powerful civil rights group filed the suit in New York on Thursday. Besides the DHS, the suit was also filed against US
Publish At:2020-03-13 08:48 | Read:749 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Law & order ACLU airports American Civil

Clearview AI loses entire database of faceprint-buying clients to hackers

byLisa VaasClearview AI, the controversial facial recognition startup that’s gobbled up more than three billion of our photos by scraping social media sites and any other publicly accessible nook and cranny it can find, has lost its entire list of clients to hackers – including details about its many law enforcement clients.In a notification that
Publish At:2020-02-28 09:16 | Read:898 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Law & order Privacy Security threats AI Artificial

Facial recognition firm Clearview AI reveals intruders stole its client list

Bad news for the controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI, hackers gained “unauthorized access” to a list of all of its customers.  The controversial facial-recognition company that contracts with law-enforcement agencies announced that attackers have gained unauthorized access to its entire client list. The company already infor
Publish At:2020-02-27 17:30 | Read:638 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Clearview AI facial recogn

Washington Privacy Act welcomed by corporate and nonprofit actors

The steady parade of US data privacy legislation continued last month in Washington with the introduction of an improved bill that would grant state residents the rights to access, control, delete, and port their data, as well as opting out of data sales. The bill, called the Washington Privacy Act, also improves upon its earlier 2019 version, providing
Publish At:2020-02-04 16:50 | Read:1472 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy 2019 Washington Privacy Act 2020 Washington Privacy

A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we tried to unlock the future of the password (its vulnerabilities, current alternatives, and possible future disappearance), analyzed the lagging response by many businesses in adopting a patch for Pulse VPN vulnerability, looked at Instagram’s bulked-up security against phishing emails scams, and were reminded that ransomwar
Publish At:2019-10-21 16:50 | Read:1433 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon Dark Web domestic abuse domestic a

A week in security (October 7 – 13)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we peered into the possible future of cybersecurity insurance, described the process for securing today’s managed service provider, and provided an in-depth explainer on the business espionage tactic known as “war shipping.” Further, in considering the intersection of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and National Dom
Publish At:2019-10-14 23:20 | Read:1328 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon body cams bots chrome cybersecurit

Vimeo sued for storing faceprints of people without their say-so

byLisa VaasYou didn’t tell me that you’re collecting and storing my faceprint, you didn’t tell me why or for how long, you didn’t get my written OK to do it, and you haven’t told us how long you’re retaining our biometrics or how we can get you to nuke them, another Illinois resident has said in yet another proposed facial
Publish At:2019-09-26 06:05 | Read:1695 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Machine Learning Privacy AI Artificial intellige

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