Australia's peak law-enforcement technology agency CrimTrac is looking to upgrade its national automated fingerprint identification system (NAFIS) with a biometric identification system by 2017.
The agency has gone to tender to look for a biometric identification system that would have the potential to not only recognise fingerprints, but also palm prints, footprints, and facial images.
Thanks to the latest advances in computer vision, we now have machines that can pick you out of a line-up. But what if your face is hidden from view?
An experimental algorithm out of Facebook's artificial intelligence lab can recognise people in photographs even when it can't see their faces. Instead it looks for other unique characteristics like your hairdo, clothing, body shape and pose.
Venezuela is currently in an economic crisis, and it’s causing the price of everyday gadgets to skyrocket.
It’s so bad that, according to the official exchange rate, an iPhone 6 costs over $47,000, reports Bloomberg.
The problem is twofold: There’s a nationwide shortage of top-tier smartphones as well as inflation reaching never-before-seen heights. The Venezuelan bolivar (the country's currency) currently has two "official exchange rates," 6.3 and 12 bolivars per dollar, that the government uses to calculate purchase prices for essentials like medicine.
GCHQ'S SPYING on two international human rights groups was illegal, according to a ruling by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) which is responsible for handling complaints against the intelligence services.
The court case was raised by a number of privacy groups and challenged how GCHQ surveys similar groups. It found that the government body operated in breach of its own rules.
WikiLeaks has done yet another data dump of classified documents, this time of 276,394 Sony Corp. communications, including email, travel calendars, contact lists, expense reports and private files.
The whistleblower website disclosed the file release on Thursday, via its Twitter account. In April, WikiLeaks published its first set of 30,287 Sony documents and 173,132 email exchanges. Those documents were said to contain a series of incriminating disclosures about Sony, including “an investigation for bribery,” according to WikiLeaks.