iPhone transforms security with fingerprint reader
With the swipe of a finger, Apple could jumpstart a new era of smartphone security and strip away fear of tending to banking or other business on mobile devices.
FTC settles complaint over hacked security cameras
The government is settling with the marketer of Internet-connected home security cameras after feeds from consumers' homes—video from baby monitors and home security systems—were posted online for public view.
An earthquake in Japan caused large waves in Norwegian fjords
Early on a winter morning a few years ago, many residents of western Norway who lived or worked along the shores of the nation's fjords were startled to see the calm morning waters suddenly begin to rise and fall. Starting ...
ID got you, under the skin: Automated thermal face recognition based on minutiae extraction
Forget fingerprints or iris recognition, the next big thing in biometrics will be a thermal imaging scan that maps the blood vessels under the skin of your face for instantaneous face recognition that would be almost impossible ...
Carnegie Mellon tracking algorithm inspired by Harry Potter's Marauder's map (w/ video)
US: NYU researchers took bribes from Chinese group
Three New York University researchers from China divulged results from a U.S.-funded study to Chinese competitors in exchange for tuition, rent and other expenses, federal prosecutors said Monday.
New full HD CMOS image sensor delivers high-resolution imagery to surveillance and automotive markets
Toshiba America Electronic Components, today announces its newest device for the security/surveillance and automotive markets, a full HD (1080p) CMOS image sensor with industry-leading 100dB high dynamic ...
Astronomers calculate orbit and origins of Russian fireball
Just a week after a huge fireball streaked across the skies of the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, astronomers published a paper that reconstructs the orbit and determines the origins of the space rock tha ...
NYPD, Microsoft create crime-fighting tech system (Update)
An emergency call comes in about a possible bomb in lower Manhattan and an alert pops up on computer screens at the New York Police Department, instantly showing officers an interactive map of the neighborhood, ...
Tokyo man arrested over bizarre hacking campaign
Japanese police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of being behind a computer hacking campaign following an exhaustive hunt that at one stage had authorities tracking down a cat for clues, according to reports.
Uninvited access to security camera systems pinned down
CES spotlight on smartphones' growing role as command center
The smartphone is evolving from a communications and computing device to a command center and control panel for a wide range of other devices.
Japan security firm to offer private drone
A Japanese security company plans to rent out a private drone that takes off when intruder alarms are tripped and records footage of break-ins as they happen, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.
Shoplifting is costing us billions
(Phys.org)—Australians shoplifted $7.5 billion worth of goods in the past financial year, but a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher said the actual cost was much higher.