Making surveillance cameras more efficient
A University of California, Riverside professor has recently co-authored a book about his surveillance camera research that has applications in everything from homeland security, environmental monitoring and home monitoring.
Digital photos could put kids at risk
A study published in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics this month suggests that parents and carers could be putting children at risk if they upload digital photos that are automatically "geota ...
China launches operation to free pandas into wild
China on Wednesday released six young captive pandas into semi-wild enclosures as part of a project aimed at helping the endangered bears adapt to the wild and eventually go free.
Rise of outsourcing poses new cybersecurity problems
Big banks, hospitals and insurance companies worry about computer security because they handle so much personal information.
Endangered Puerto Rican parrot on the rise
(AP) -- Deep amid the dense greenery of a rain forest, down an unmarked road, behind a barbed wire fence in a low-slung compound monitored by security cameras, government scientists are nursing a special ...
Lascaux's 18,000 year-old cave art under threat
They call her the Old Lady, for she is some 18,000 years old and frail, which is why she is protected by steel doors, security cameras and the gentlest nurturing the 21st century has to offer.
Wireless webcam is easy to use, hard to beat
I've been a fan of live webcams since I discovered them online years ago. I've also always wanted to set up my own camera, but it's not an easy undertaking.
SW China mega-city building huge security system
The mega-city of Chongqing in southwest China plans to build a $2.6 billion security system that will be one of the world's largest with 500,000 surveillance cameras, state media have said.
New CCTV technology helps prevent terror attacks
Numerous CCTV systems are in use in public places which have the capacity to gather large amounts of image material. For the time being, however, there are no effective ways to analyze the mass of video data automatically ...
Data violations unpunished in EU: rights agency
Data protection in many European countries suffers from a lack of funds, staff, independence and most importantly, a lack of sanctions for violators, the EU's rights agency reported Friday.
BYU engineers improve eye-tracking technology that aids the disabled
(PhysOrg.com) -- Eye-tracking technology allows people with disabilities to use their eyes to operate a computer. Imagine moving your eyes to direct the cursor to a link on a Web page. Then you just blink ...
Surveillance software solves security snag
Sophisticated network surveillance technology developed at the University of Adelaide will help solve a security dilemma currently facing airports, casinos, CBDs, shopping malls and large sporting and entertainment venues ...
Zooming in to catch the bad guys
It's a frequent scene in television crime dramas: Clever police technicians zoom in on a security camera video to read a license plate or capture the face of a hold-up artist. But in real life, enhancing this low-quality ...
Ka-Boom! The sequel
When two camera prototypes were tested in a bombing last month aboard a mass transit bus, not only was the Transportation Security Administration interested, so were the cities of New York, Washington, Chicago, ...