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Latest TalkTalk fine a warning to firms to keep IT systems up to date

The latest fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) against TalkTalk should be seen as a warning to businesses of all sizes to keep their IT systems up to date, an expert has said.

Source: Latest TalkTalk fine a warning to firms to keep IT systems up to date, expert says

Biometrics changing the way governments address data security, privacy

Accenture has published a new research report that finds that biometrics and advanced analytics are helping to revolutionize the way governments and public service agencies are addressing data security and privacy concerns.

Source: Biometrics changing the way governments address data security, privacy | BiometricUpdate

Center for Democracy & Technology releases Digital Decisions Tool

The engineers and product managers who design these systems are the first line of defense against unfair, discriminatory, and harmful outcomes. To help mitigate harm at the design level, we have launched the first public version of our digital decisions tool. We created the tool to help developers understand and mitigate unintended bias and ethical pitfalls as they design automated decision-making systems.

Source: Digital Decisions Tool | Center for Democracy & Technology

Startup hopes to give users control over privacy

Manu Fontaine does not believe privacy should equal secrecy. The former AOL and EMC Corporation employee has been working for the last 15 years on developing a way to alter the equation so privacy instead equals control, specifically for internet users to have control over their information, and the freedom of choice when moving their information from one place to another.

Source: Startup hopes to give users control over privacy

Blockchain’s brilliant approach to cybersecurity

Hackers can shut down entire networks, tamper with data, lure unwary users into cybertraps, steal and spoof identities, and carry out other devious attacks by leveraging centralized repositories and single points of failure.

Source: Blockchain’s brilliant approach to cybersecurity | VentureBeat | Security | by Ben Dickson, TechTalks

Disney turns to AI to track filmgoers’ true feelings about its films

Movie studios have a long tradition of testing out new films to see how audiences react before launching them in wide release. But with their latest research innovation — one based on artificial intelligence — Disney is taking it to a whole new level.

Source: Watching you, watching it: Disney turns to AI to track filmgoers’ true feelings about its films – Technology & Science – CBC News

Blippar To Use Computer Vision To Improve Location Targeting

Engineers at augmented reality startup Blippar believe they have developed technology to improve marketing and ad campaigns by helping to determine peoples’ location – and the direction they are facing – relative to stores around them.

Source: Blippar To Use Computer Vision To Improve Location Targeting 08/07/2017

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