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ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine State Driver’s License Databases by https://ift.tt/2NDnDjX

“WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have mined state driver’s license databases using facial recognition technology, analyzing millions of motorists’ photos without their knowledge.”

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Hackers Used a Cheap Raspberry Pi Computer to Breach NASA by https://ift.tt/31Vp1Bw

“The U.S. Office of the Inspector General said in a report this week that someone connected an unauthorized Raspberry Pi, a basic, build-it-yourself computer that costs $25 to $35, to the network.”

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MIT’s ‘Fiat Cryptography’ System Automates the Process of Securing Almost Anything by http://bit.ly/2L2IP04

“The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT designed a system to run complex mathematical algorithms to secure online communication. “Fiat Cryptography,” as the code is called, currently secures about 90 percent of Google Chrome communications.”

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JWT Token: Lightweight, Token-Based Authentication by http://bit.ly/2WmTNUf

“Securing your website is the goal of every developer. As of now, there are many possible ways to deal with website security. With the HTTP protocol, it is a bit challenging since it is stateless.”

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Google stored some users’ passwords in plain text for years by http://bit.ly/2YCHG2w

“Google has revealed it had left some business users’ passwords exposed in plain text. The bug, which had existed since 2005, stored an unhashed, plain text copy of the password in G Suite’s administration console.”

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Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools. by https://nbcnews.to/2WzhrcH

““The app developers were not clear about their intentions,” one Ever user said. “I believe it’s a huge invasion of privacy.”

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Mind-reading device uses AI to turn brainwaves into audible speech by http://bit.ly/2vjEBI7

“Electrodes on the brain have been used to translate brainwaves into words spoken by a computer – which could be useful in the future to help people who have lost the ability to speak.”

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