Apple explains Face ID on-stage failure

September 14, 2017 11:44 am0 comments
Apple explains Face ID on-stage failure

Media playback is unsupported on your device Apple has explained why its new facial recognition feature failed to unlock a handset at an on-stage demo at the iPhone X’s launch on Tuesday. The company blamed the Face ID glitch on a lockout mechanism triggered by staff members moving the device […]

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Kaspersky: US government removes Russian security software

September 13, 2017 11:58 pm0 comments
Kaspersky: US government removes Russian security software

The US Department of Homeland Security has told government departments and agencies to remove all security software from the Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab from their IT systems. It said it was concerned about ties between company officials and the Russian intelligence services. The move comes ahead of a vote in […]

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Equifax had 'admin' as login and password in Argentina

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Equifax had 'admin' as login and password in Argentina

The credit report provider Equifax has been accused of a fresh data security breach, this time affecting its Argentine operations. Cyber-crime blogger Brian Krebs said that an online employee tool used in the country could be accessed by typing “admin” as both a login and password. He added that this […]

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Apple iPhone X: The internet reacts

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Apple iPhone X: The internet reacts

Media playback is unsupported on your device When Apple chief Tim Cook declared the iPhone X “the biggest leap forward since the first iPhone” at his latest launch extravaganza, you couldn’t help but wonder if he was referring to its features or its price. With the top-end model costing £1,149, […]

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Apple reveals 'leap forward' iPhone X

September 12, 2017 12:42 pm0 comments
Apple reveals 'leap forward' iPhone X

Apple has revealed a high-end smartphone with an “edge-to-edge” screen that has no physical home button. The iPhone X – which is referred to as “ten” – uses a facial recognition system to recognise its owner rather than a fingerprint-based one. Apple said FaceID could work in the dark by […]

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Photographer wins 'monkey selfie' legal fight

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Photographer wins 'monkey selfie' legal fight

A photographer has won a two-year legal fight against an animal rights group over a “monkey selfie” photograph. Naruto the macaque monkey took the image in the Indonesian jungle in 2011 when it picked up a camera owned by David Slater from Monmouthshire. US judges had said copyright protection could […]

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Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

September 11, 2017 1:10 pm0 comments
Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its software recognises facial features relating to sexual orientation that are not perceived by human observers. […]

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YouTube star PewDiePie makes racial slur

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YouTube star PewDiePie makes racial slur

The world’s highest-paid YouTube star, PewDiePie, has used the “n-word” during an online broadcast. The 27-year-old Swede – real name Felix Kjellberg – could be heard using the racial slur while he was playing a video game during a live streaming. After using the term, he apologised and said: “I […]

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Apple suffers 'major iPhone X leak'

September 10, 2017 1:46 pm0 comments
Apple suffers 'major iPhone X leak'

Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak. Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS operation system. The code refers to an iPhone X in addition to two new iPhone 8 handsets. It also details facial […]

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'Serious' security flaws found on official UK tax site

September 8, 2017 2:39 pm0 comments
'Serious' security flaws found on official UK tax site

The UK tax office must improve its handling of website security problems, says an expert who spent 57 days trying to report a bug. The researcher, called Zemnmez, found two separate flaws on HMRC’s online tax service. He said finding who to report the issues to was more challenging than […]

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