Comcast wants to control what you do online. Do you want to let them? - Net Neutrality
If Trump’s FCC Repeals Net Neutrality, Elites Will Rule the Internet—and the Future
Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Cover Up a Breach Impacting 57 Million Customers
'We are disappointed': Tech firms are speaking up against the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality
FCC Releases Net Neutrality Killing Order, Hopes You're Too Busy Cooking Turkey To Read It
A flashback to 2014 before net neutrality rules were in place. Comcast throttled Netflix and forced them to pay a ransom to restore full service to their paying customers
The EFF created a tool allowing you to easily lobby Congress to protect Net Neutrality
Thank you, Phish fans, for caring about net neutrality
Net Neutrality Isn't Just A "US Problem": Here's Why India & The World Needs To Be Very Worried
America Won't Forget Net Neutrality Over Thanksgiving
More than a Million Pro-repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked
Cloudflare Might Be Exploring a Way To Slow Down FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Home Internet Speeds
More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked
As DOJ calls for “responsible encryption,” expert asks “responsible to whom?”
UK ISPs banned from using "up to" speeds in advertising
Trump Administration, in a gift to telecom companies, is pulling the plug on Net Neutrality
BLACK FRIDAY NIGHTMARE: Macy's credit card system reportedly crashes on the biggest shopping day of the year
A startup is waging war on plastic with packaging made from seaweed that you can eat instead of throwing away
Facebook hasn’t done enough to tell customers they were duped by Russian propaganda
Twitter suspends 45 suspected propaganda accounts: Report
Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries: Elon Musk touted ranges and charging times that don’t compute with the current physics and economics of batteries. - Bloomberg
There’s Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia
I'm on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality
Looming Net Neutrality Repeal Sparks BitTorrent Throttling Fears
Does Next-Gen TV spell doom for over-the-air DVR?
Tesla announces truck prices lower than experts predicted
High-speed quantum encryption may help secure the future internet
AT&T and Comcast win lawsuit they filed to stall Google Fiber in Nashville.
Kim Dotcom to launch MegaNet to 'replace' current internet - "The current corporate Internet will be replaced by a better Internet, running on hundreds of millions of mobile devices. Run by the people for the people. [Destroying] net-neutrality will only accelerate the adoption of a new network."
Think calling State reps. won't have any effect? Think again..... please read the article and keep calling your state reps.
Computer programmed to think like serial killer has creepy hobby - “artificial intelligence software has been working non-stop to try and crack the serial killer’s letters in the hopes of revealing who it is. The machine, known as CARAMEL, was programmed to think like the killer.“
Pornhub owner may become the UK's gatekeeper of online porn
Private companies are launching a new space race – here’s what to expect
Staggering Variety of Clandestine Trackers Found In Popular Android Apps
This should as big an issue as NN: ISPs sue municipalities to squash competition
How four Microsoft engineers proved that the “darknet” would defeat DRM. From the archives: How this quartet nearly got fired for it.
Firefox Will Warn Users When Visiting Sites That Suffered a Data Breach
Forget Windows 10! Dell launches five new computers with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed
The US net neutrality fight affects the whole world
System uses ‘deep learning’ to detect cracks in nuclear reactors
Regulators question Google over location data
39 DanielPhermous It has the same guarantees as the fingerprints from TouchID. They're stored in Apple's secure enclave, a separate ARM based co-processor with anti-tamper measures and running a custom and entirely separate OS. The entire thing is encrypted - OS, drivers, data... the lot, and part of the encryption key comes from the phone hardware, so if you remove the chip from the phone, it becomes undecryptable. Communication is done through a "mailbox" - a separate section of memory which the enclave and iOS have access too. This means that iOS has no access to or insight into any of the enclave's own memory and, if it did, it wouldn't be able to decrypt it. The data cannot be accessed in any way, even by Apple, a precaution they took to prevent the FBI from forcing them to do so.
19 azzamean And of course no one bothers to read. >The raster scan is temporarily stored in encrypted memory within the Secure Enclave while being vectorized for analysis, and then it’s discarded. The analysis utilizes subdermal ridge flow angle mapping, which is a lossy process that **discards minutia data that would be required to reconstruct the user’s actual fingerprint**. The resulting map of nodes is stored without any identity information in an encrypted format that can only be read by the Secure Enclave, and is **never sent to Apple or backed up to iCloud or iTunes**.
7 MalcolmtSpruce The Face ID, like the fingerprint, is stored on the phone. Apple has no access to either.
2 Feralplatypus Maybe Senator Franken should introduce some legislation concerning data privacy and cyber security if he is so concerned about it. While he's at it, maybe 4th and 5th amendment protections should extend to finger prints, Touch ID, etc. also something he has the ability to change.
8 mcsharp Normalizing or popularizing facial recognition is very dangerous. It is irreversible data. People can't change their face (ok, not very easily at all and even then it's VERY hard to fool a good AI) so as soon as that data is breached your identity is permanently compromised. Permanently compromised! Not to mention the very notable and concerning applications to track dissidents/adversaries (like China does with the recognition/tracking software illegally sold to them by a US company). And that was a decade ago! Stateside we don't see facial recognition creeping into our lives but it absolutely is and it is VERY under-regulated. Private companies hold massive biometric databases already. The next logical leap is to imagine who could buy this info or sell this info and for what purposes and things can get very bleak very quickly.
1 txstoploss He needs to shift his focus to restoring the Bill of Rights and removing warrantless unlocking of phones.
1 oupablo Poor Windows phone. It's been using face unlock for years and nobody seemed to give a crap.