• Dec 5, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • General Privacy News, Governments, Surveillance,

Roll-out of facial recognition by governments around the world accelerates as privacy experts sound the alarm

A year ago, this blog wrote about the spread of facial recognition systems, and the danger they represent to privacy. Since then, the roll-out has accelerated, as the technology becomes more accurate, and the products on offer become cheaper. Governments in particular see facial recognition as an easy way to check and control their populations. … Continue reading “Roll-out of facial recognition by governments around the world accelerates as privacy experts sound the alarm”

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  • Oct 3, 2019
  • Caleb Chen
  • Cybersecurity, General Privacy News, Surveillance,

Millions of smartphones vulnerable to SimJacker mobile phone exploit

Earlier this month, Adaptive Mobile Security released a report on a vulnerability and set of exploits which have since been named SimJacker. Adaptive Mobile Security showed that this attack vector has been used for at least the last two years to hack into target mobile phones. The security firm was able to identify that the … Continue reading “Millions of smartphones vulnerable to SimJacker mobile phone exploit”

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