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Security Concerns Arise Over Apple's TouchID Fingerprint Scanner
2013-09-23 10:17:45

[ Watch the Video: Apple's TouchID Fingerprint Technology Cracked ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not long after Apple confirmed TouchID, the fingerprint scanner technology in the iPhone 5S, questions began to emerge about how the phone stores this fingerprint, where it is stored, and if storing such intimate data on a smartphone would be safe in the first place. On the day the iPhone 5C and 5S were released, Senator Al Franken issued a letter to Apple CEO...

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2011-12-31 08:12:56

Citing the increasing threat of online censorship from governments internationally, computer hackers have announced plans to place their own communication satellites into orbit. According to BBC News Technology Reporter David Meyer, the plan, which was detailed this week during the Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) in Berlin, is in response to proposed legislation such as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which would allow the U.S. government to block websites believed to violate...

German Government Does Not Deny Spying On Computer Users
2011-10-10 10:36:45

The German government is spying on computer users in its country with a trojan horse program without their consent, a German hacker group claims. The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), claims on its website that it has obtained and analyzed software that is ostensibly a “lawful interception” program designed to legally listen in on internet-based phone calls as part of a legal wiretap. Its capabilities, the group says, go beyond legally acceptable bounds, MSNBC is reporting. The...