Prevention

  • Matroid picks up $10M Series A to automate video stream monitoring

    Matroid picks up $10M Series A to automate video stream monitoring

    As computer vision and object recognition technology continue to mature, we’re edging closer to automating away the exceedingly boring task of monitoring closed circuit TV cameras. Matroid is one of the startups leading the democratization of this variety of machine intelligence. The company is announcing a $10 million Series A this morning from NEA and Intel Capital that brings… Read More

  • A perfect storm of corporate idiocy

    A perfect storm of corporate idiocy

    At this point in the game there should be a single page on every corporate website, preferably accessible from its front page, that includes the name and all contact details for the Chief Security Officer, including the last four digits of her social security number. It should be her responsibility to ensure that no one uses this information for nefarious purposes in addition to her daily… Read More

  • Europe’s top court must rule on UK spies’ bulk powers, says tribunal

    Europe’s top court must rule on UK spies’ bulk powers, says tribunal

    The oversight court for the UK’s intelligence agencies has said Europe’s top court should rule on the legality of powers that give the country’s security and intelligence agencies the ability to collect various forms of data in bulk (aka mass surveillance). Read More

  • It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

    It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

    The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can be spoofed. This means someone will try to get into your email and online accounts. This means someone will try to open a credit card in your name. This crass, callow, and lazy treatment of our digital data cannot stand. Read More

  • Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem is building an open source tool to help organizations prepare for data breaches

    Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem is building an open source tool to help organizations prepare for data breaches

    This morning on the stage of TC Sessions: Justice, Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem discussed his views on the link between surveillance and minority oppression and the importance of taking a preventative approach to security and privacy. Mitchell, a specialist in digital safety and encryption, is dedicating time to creating Protect Your Org, a free, open source, tool for all organizations… Read More

  • These 3D-printed sunglasses will fit your oddly-shaped head

    These 3D-printed sunglasses will fit your oddly-shaped head

    I’m not saying your head is oddly shaped, per se, but if you have trouble finding glasses that fit then a team from Cambridge, Massachusetts has a pair for you. Their Falcon I glasses are designed to fit you perfectly and won’t touch your cheeks, spread over your wider face, or frustrate you by slipping off. The $229 shades come in a sporty style and are aimed at bikers and runners. Read More

  • Kids need to reclaim their data and security… especially at school Crunch Network

    Kids need to reclaim their data and security… especially at school

    Another school year is now in full swing, which for many kids means reconnecting with friends and learning. It also means a start of another data collection cycle that is neither visible nor truly optional for the majority of the students. Over a third of US middle and high school students use school-provided laptops or tablets. Even more kids are required to adopt a wide range… Read More

  • UK’s national cyber security unit working on automated defenses

    UK’s national cyber security unit working on automated defenses

    Giving his first public speech as CEO of the NCSC, at the Billington Cyber Security Summit in Washington today, Ciaran Martin warned that far too many unsophisticated cyber attacks are succeeding, going on to discuss the government’s new more pro-active cyber security strategy. Read More

  • More Safety Help From Nissan: Accident Prevention System

    It’s not just drunk driving that Nissan wants to eradicate, but reckless driving in general. A new system that’s set to debut before the end of the year will help drivers avoid accidents. The system takes into account the distance between your car and the car in front of you, velocity and the presence of evil spirits. For example, if you quickly take your foot off the gas pedal… Read More