Britain urges Russia to shut down webcam spying site
A Russian website offering thousands of live feeds peering into bedrooms and offices around the world by accessing poorly secured webcams should be taken down immediately, British officials said on Thursday.
Russia hacking site spying webcams worldwide: Britain
Britain's privacy watchdog on Thursday called on Russia to take down a site showing hacked live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world and warned it was planning "regulatory action".
Digital imaging group OmniVision gets Chinese offer
OmniVision Technologies, a maker of digital imaging chips for smartphones and other devices, said Thursday it received a buyout offer from a group of Chinese investors for some $1.6 billion.
Wireless camera network offers new possibilities for security systems
(Phys.org) —Advances in computer technology are opening up new possibilities for surveillance cameras and environmental video monitoring systems. Kevin Abas, a graduate student in computer engineering at ...
Geneva scientists focus on phone cameras for random number generation
Researcher seeks to lessen failures in computerized visual recognition programs
Computer programs that use facial or image recognition systems—be it security cameras or applications that search databases for everything from photographs of wanted criminals to images of bears – are like any other technological ...
Connected devices in smart homes have control issues
Symantec discovers worm that targets systems running Linux—threat to other devices
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.