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]
A federal judge granted a defense motion in the case of a Vancouver teacher charged with possession of child pornography, excluding evidence gathered by a FBI network investigative technique that exploits an unpatched hole in the Tor browser.
The coalition behind CanaryWatch.org, a database of warrant canaries, has decided to no longer accept new submissions, nor monitor existing canaries for changes.
The FBI warned its business partners of the risks associated with KeySweeper, a device hidden in a USB wall charger that sniffs keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards.