Pain Points in Biometric System Security

Biometric authentication is moving fast from science fiction into everyday reality. From unlocking devices at the sound of a voice, to facial recognition, biometrics systems are growing in use and application, and for good reason. They are convenient, easy to use, and viewed as more secure than conventional authentication systems. Before you jump right in […]

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Function Creep: The Frankenstein of Privacy

Do you worry about how a new technology could invade your privacy in the future? Are you ever concerned that the company you give your data to will use it against you down the road? Have you wondered if it’s time tinfoils hats came back into style? If so, you’re not alone. While innovators assure […]

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When Is It Time for Your Business to Have a Privacy Impact Assessment?

Is it time for your business to invest in a Privacy Impact Assessment? Maybe you’ve thought about it a little: is your business doing enough to protect the privacy of the data you collect. Perhaps recent news headlines over the past year have your board of directors talking about it a lot: we need to […]

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  • Point. For facial recognition, ‘opt-in’ is the only way it should go. ,
  • Given the sensitivity of the data and inherent issue of false negatives/positives, there are zero reasons why a commercial or social platform should disallow a user’s choice to opt-out of facial recognition. Absolutely none. ,
  • Seeing all the rage against “messing up character arcs” & laughing. The book series has yet to be finished. Of course isn’t going to let them air how the saga actually ends.,
  • Combine this with other articles about Google’s data collection & how some engineers think Google making your decisions is a *good* thing. This stuff gets scarier by the second. ,