Forget iris and fingerprint scans — scanning noses could be a quicker and easier way to verify a person’s identity, according to scientists at the University of Bath. With worries about illegal immigration and identity theft, authorities are increasingly looking to using an individual’s physical characteristics, known as biometrics, to confirm their identity. Read the full article. [Homeland Security Newswire]
Google announced that it was making the source code for its End-to-End Chrome Extension available for review on GitHub. End-to-End encrypts and signs Gmail messages.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has sent a letter to employees warning them that, along with huge amounts of corporate and employee information, some personal health data belonging to SPE employees may also have been compromised in the attack that hit the company in late November.
Yik Yak, an application that allows users to share purportedly anonymous status updates with others near them, has fixed a critical privacy vulnerability in the iOS version of its app.