Do We Need A Digital Bill Of Rights To Protect Our Faceprints?

Paul Sloane | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Sloane

The new Apple iPhone X uses facial-recognition software (FRS) to unlock the device rather than a pin or fingerprint. Apple's adoption of FRS underlines the importance of this burgeoning technology. We will likely see a massive spread in the use of FRS which will bring many benefits but some serious risks which we need to start addressing now.

Account Takeover: How A Combination Of Approaches Could Hold The Key To Protecting Our Cyber-Homes

Lisa Baergen | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Tech
Lisa Baergen

It is said that an Englishman's home is his castle. In today's connected, online-focused world, it may be more accurate to say that an Englishman's online accounts are his castle. They can hold anything from your life's savings to personal details about yourself, a loved one, or even information that could allow a malicious actor to steal your identity.

Australia Is Going To Start Using Your Face As A Passport

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Tech

In the future you won’t need your passport to visit Australia, after the government announced plans to use facial recognition technology to gain ent...

Mastercard Unveils Card With Fingerprint Sensor To Combat Fraud

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Tech

We already use biometric technology to get into our smartphones, but now it seems we’re going to need it to control our purse strings too as Masterc...

How Well Do You Want The Government To Know You?

Salvatore Sinno | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech
Salvatore Sinno

It is easy to see the benefits of biometrics as a supplement, and perhaps even a replacement, to traditional identification measures. Biometric factors of identity cannot be lost or forgotten, they are things that everyone carries around with them at all times

Biometrics - Gambling With Identity?

Andre Malinowski | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Tech
Andre Malinowski

The trouble for me is that, with identity, there's no margin for error. A password can be easily changed, but a face, fingerprint or voice isn't so easy. This technology needs to be completely secure and tested before it is rolled out as a primary or sole method of identification for banking.

Your Fingerprint Isn't As Secure As You'd Think

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Tech

A hacker has successfully demonstrated how one person can steal a fingerprint sample from another using nothing more than a digital camera and some sp...

Reselling Luxury: Secondary Market Thrives Amid Sniggers

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Last time you checked at Louis Vuitton handbag you kind of left the shopping area depressed because it cost a fortune. And what about that Prada bag y...

Revenge of the Gummi Finger - Pointing at the Wrong Target

Jon Geater | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Geater

I'll leave it to biometrics companies to defend fingerprints in general (there are arguments on grounds of reliability, cost etc that carry some weight) and save my own opinions on biometrics as credentials for another day.

Fingerprints Point to the Future of Healthcare

Elizabeth Dzeng | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Tech
Elizabeth Dzeng

Health workers in developing countries face challenges that are often taken for granted in the developed world, but new technologies have the potential to become leap frog solutions that address such barriers.

Blame Bad Policy, Not the Technology

Raconteur Media | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

High costs, along with time-consuming testing and technology, have made DNA analysis inaccessible to many law enforcement agencies to date. But emerging standalone sample-to-answer products, such as IntegenX'S RapidHIT 200 system, claim to offer the answer.

ID Verification: Time to Pass on the Baton

John West | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Tech
John West

With many of us regularly using a number of online accounts, we're often advised to use a different password for each one but, if we heed that advice, we tend to either write them down, or save them somewhere else online. The flaw in either plan is obvious.

Schools Putting Pupils' Personal Data At Risk

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools could be putting pupils' personal data at risk by failing to store it securely, according to new research. The study suggests that schools ...

Wildlife Welfare: What's in it for Me?

Graeme Keeton | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Tech
Graeme Keeton

Why should you care about wildlife that exists thousands of miles away? All of these different species and seemingly countless variations on a theme.