The story of Naoki Hiroshima and how he lost his $50,000 Twitter username has been making the rounds of technology blogs in the last week. While there is still some confusion about the initial vector of the attack, with PayPal denying that they handed over the last four digits of Mr Hiroshima's credit...Read more
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India’s Biometric Project Gives Identity to Life.
The next time you're in what you think is a long queue, spare a thought for the Indian government. As Wired reports, last September, the govenment launched Aadhaar, India's Unique Identification project. A task of monumental proportions, the projects aims to "issue identification numbers linked to the fingerprints and iris scans of every single...Read more
Google taps in to mobile payments.
The Media Online reports that real world and online commerce are moving closer together. Most of us are now familiar enough with the launch of Google Wallet, an NFC based mobile payment service. Strongly backed by several major retail players, and financial institutions, Google looks set to move firmly into the mobile payment...Read more
Germany threatens legal action against Facebook biometrics
In the latest Facebook debacle, Germany have declared that the facial recognition that Facebook uses in "Tags" is too dangerous, and has threatened legal action unless the functionality is removed. Johannes Caspar, a data protection expert, says that: “The right to anonymity is in danger.” Facebook urges that this feature is contained and poses...Read more
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