Category: Security

The age of AI surveillance is here (via QZ.com – made me think)

  “Facial recognition in still images and video is already seeping into the real world. Baidu is starting a program where facial recognition is used instead of tickets for events. The venue knows who you are, maybe from a picture you upload or your social media profile, sees your face when ...

…the coming robot onslaught. Great read via Quartz

“Advances in supercomputers and the understanding of neural networks are combining to create a revolution in robotics, and companies eager for more profitability and cheaper production are ruthlessly grabbing the new technology to automate rote jobs. Blue-collar workers—forget about it. The robots will kill off the positions of half a million ...

The dangers and challenges of the Internet of Things – crucial points made by Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier is one of the most brilliant thinkers when it’s about security and technology, in general. His recent piece ‘Click here to kill everyone’ is a must-read for anyone looking at the future of technology, and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT). While preparing for my upcoming keynote at ...

Brilliant EFF ad in Wired (message to the tech community re. Trump): your threat model has changed

EFF Ad in Wired: Tech Community Must Secure Networks Against Trump Administration  San Francisco – In a full-page advertisement in Wired magazine, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has a warning for the technology community: “Your threat model just changed.” EFF’s open letter calls on technologists to secure computer networks against overreaches by the upcoming ...

Is this all about freedom versus security? Apple vs the FBI

To be clear, I support Apple’s stand on this! Read Vivek Wadwha’s take on Apple vs FBI Read NYT’s opinion piece

The US government vs Apple and Google’s: the smartphone encryption discussion

“The US government and police officials are in the midst of a misleading PR offensive to try to scare Americans into believing encrypted cellphones are somehow a bad thing.”— Trevor Timm. Meanwhile, FBI director James Comey picked on Apple, saying the company was allowing its customers to “place themselves beyond the law.” My 2 ...

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