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Will JPEG’s Next ‘Privacy and Security’ Features Include DRM?

David Gerard has concerns about the Joint Photographic Experts Group (the ISO working group handling the JPEG standard for image compression). “They seem to think they can advance the cause of DRM for JPEG images…with a bit of applied blockchain.” He bases that charge on the fact that the JPEG committee organized a special session on blockchain, and then created ... Read More »

Faces Are Being Scanned At US Airports With No Safeguards on Data Use

schwit1 writes: The program makes boarding an international flight a breeze: Passengers step up to the gate, get their photo taken and proceed onto the plane. There is no paper ticket or airline app. Thanks to facial recognition technology, their face becomes their boarding pass…. The problem confronting thousands of travelers, is that few companies participating in the program, called ... Read More »

Theme Park Deploys Trained Crows To Collect Litter

An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian: Six crows trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, according to its president. “The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep things clean” but also to show that “nature itself can teach ... Read More »

Researchers Disclose New ‘Inverse Spectre Attack’

A new Intel security flaw has been discovered that potentially allows passwords to be stolen. An anonymous reader quotes Digital Journal: As EE News reports, researchers said the new flaw enables an “inverse spectre attack”. According to Giorgi Maisuradze and Professor Dr. Christian Rossow a ret2spec (return-to-speculation) vulnerability with the chips allows for would-be attackers to read data without authorization. ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency Markets Lost $18 Billion Overnight

An anonymous reader quotes CryptoCoinsNews: Over the past 24 hours, the crypto market has recorded a loss of $18 billion, as major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ether, EOS, and Bitcoin Cash dropped by 4 to 13 percent. While Bitcoin ended the day with a 4 percent decline in its value, Ether, the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum, plummeted by 13 percent against ... Read More »