New York is the first state to temporarily ban facial recognition in schools

By Education, engadget, facial recognition, gear, governor andrew cuomo, governor cuomo, new york, new york state, privacy, School, Security

States and cities have banned facial recognition in government and law enforcement, but that’s now extending to the classroom. New York state has temporarily banned the use of facial recognition and other biometric technology in schools until …

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Civil rights groups demand CBP stops facial recognition expansion at airports

By aclu, airports, american civil liberties union, biometric, biometrics, cbp, chad wolf, customs and border protection, department of homeland security, dhs, engadget, faceprint, faceprinting, facial recognition, gear, Homeland Security, immigration, seaports, Security, Travel

The American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation and more than a dozen other civil rights groups have objected to Customs and Border Protection’s plan to expand use of facial recognition at border entry and exit points. The Departme…

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Secretary of State says Russia is ‘clearly’ behind federal agency hacks

By apt29, cozy bear, cyberattack, engadget, gear, government, hack, hacks, Internet, mike pompeo, politics, russia, secretary of state, Security

The Trump administration is starting to point fingers after a slew of state-sponsored cyberattacks against US agencies in recent times. According to the Washington Post, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Mark Levin Show that Russia was “…

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Prosecutors say Trump’s Twitter was ‘hacked’ through simple password guess

By Donald Trump, engadget, gear, Internet, netherlands, Security, social media, Social network, social networking, trump, Twitter

The White House has denied that Donald Trump’s Twitter account was compromised on October 16th, but Dutch prosecutors have told a different story. The Guardian and the Washington Post report that the Netherlands’ public prosecutor’s office has…

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Microsoft Authenticator can now store and autofill mobile device passwords

By autofill, engadget, gear, Microsoft, microsoft authenticator, Mobile, News, password manager, Passwords, Security, smartphones

Microsoft’s Authenticator on mobile will soon be updated with password management and autofill capabilities, the company announced (as seen by Thurott). The passwords will be synced using your Microsoft account using Outlook, Hotmail and other…

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