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Samsung is trying to convince banks to make use of facial recognition for mobile payments.
Samsung is hoping to help the Galaxy S8 standout from other flagship phones with facial recognition for mobile payments. The handset will use fingerprints as well as iris and facial recognition to authenticate for Samsung Pay, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg.
After a few hours of watching livestreamers E-Poemz or Johnny Dangers on February 22, 2017, you might have felt like you knew them. Their voices, narrating livestreams of the slow-motion eviction of Dakota Access pipeline protesters from a Standing Rock protest site (on land claimed by the Army Corp of Engineers), became familiar. For those viewers not accustomed to police at protests, it might been a shock when officers tackled and arrested E-Poemz, possibly seriously injuring him. His livestream ends with a sideways shot from his camera lying on the ground.
Hack In The Box announced an exciting line-up for its annual security conference taking place in Amsterdam on April 13th and 14th. Groundbreaking security research covering new exploit methodology and several zero-days, will be disclosed during the event. These disclosures affect a wide range of technologies from network and mobile security implementations, payment systems, to web browsers and more.
The US Justice Department yesterday unveiled the blockbuster charges that Russian government officials stood accused of collaborating with Russian criminal hackers in the 2014 Yahoo breach. To hear the Justice Department tell the story, this was a terrible breach of trust for a foreign government to hack into a US company to conduct espionage. Yet, in an era in which the shadowy world of spying has been illuminated by the harsh spotlight of Wikileaks, the Snowden disclosures and the more recent CIA hacking documents, is it hypocritical to charge the Russians with such activity?
Distributed planning, communication, and control algorithms for autonomous robots make up a major area of research in computer science. But in the literature on multirobot systems, security has gotten relatively short shrift.