New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into bitcoin exchanges today, his office announced. He’s looking into thirteen major exchanges, including Coinbase, Gemini Trust, and Bitfinex, requesting information on their operations and what measures they have in place to protect consumers, the Verge reports.
Facebook has started asking European and Canadian users to let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos.
The social media company originally began face-matching users outside Canada in 2011, but stopped doing so for EU citizens the following year after protests from regulators and privacy campaigners.
The new request is one of several opt-in permissions being rolled out in advance of a new data privacy law.
Apple has warned employees against leaking information to the media. Apple in particular can’t seem to keep a secret, even the company’s internal strategy for dealing with leaks ended up on the web last year. Now, a leaked internal memo from Apple shows that the company has had 12 people arrested so far for revealing confidential company information.
In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting atop over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could help authorities pick out and recognize faces in crowds across the island-state, Reuters’ news agency reports.
The plan to install the cameras, which will be linked to facial recognition software, is raising privacy fears among security experts and rights groups. The government said the system would allow it to “perform crowd analytics” and support anti-terror operations.
Ikea's odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit is investigating a "cyber-security incident", the company has announced.
The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture.
TaskRabbit has not revealed the nature of the incident, but said it was working with law enforcement and a cyber-security firm to investigate.
Professor of Physics at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU), Umudike in Abia State, Dr. Obini Ekpe Ekpe has beckoned on young scientists across the country to pay more interest in the study of Astronomy and Astrophysics, to broaden their knowledge owing of its grave importance.
Prof. Ekpe, made the call while delivering the university’s 33rd inaugural lecture titled “Amazing Universe: Origin, Evolution And Quasar Controversy”.
Tesla has been removed from the investigation into the fatal crash of one of its semi-autonomous vehicles.
In March, a Tesla vehicle operating in Autopilot mode crashed in California, killing the driver. Tesla has suggested the driver was at fault.
On Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tesla had "violated the party agreement by releasing investigative information".
Tesla says it decided to remove itself from the investigation.