App Developed by Snowden Detects and Reports Spying

Dec 30, 2017 by  James Donlon A new app called Haven turns Android phones into spy-detection devices. Haven, developed by The Guardian Project and Freedom of the Press Foundation with help from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, is meant to be used on a “burner” phone (a phone intended for short-term use before disposal) that is … More App Developed by Snowden Detects and Reports Spying

Feds want facial biometrics that can idenitfy people based on facial hair, skin tone, weight and more

Jan 17, 2017 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) otherwise known as the Dept. of Commerce plans to evaluate facial biometrics for the government. Beginning next month, the NIST will begin evaluating facial recognition technology algorithms. The NIST calls it the ‘Face Recognition Vendor Test‘ (FRVT). Biometrics to identify people from photos, magazines, facial hair, skin tone etc. “The FRVT is aimed … More Feds want facial biometrics that can idenitfy people based on facial hair, skin tone, weight and more