Camera traps designed for animals are now invading human privacy

Enlarge / A camera trap working properly. (credit: Flickr user: NationalZoo) Over the past two decades automated wildlife cameras—known as camera traps—have proven invaluable in ecological research and conservation management. Their sensitive motion detectors have enabled scientific surveys of rare or shy animals in dense forest and as a consequence have seen broader use around […]

Proposed data privacy law could send company execs to prison for 20 years

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ed Bock) A US senator has proposed a privacy law that could issue steep fines to companies and send their top executives to prison for up to 20 years if they violate Americans’ privacy. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. announced a discussion draft of his Consumer Data Protection Act yesterday. The […]

Heathrow launches airport-wide facial recognition tech – but will it affect your privacy?

Heathrow Airport will be launching the hub’s first end-to-end biometrics trial next summer, bringing facial recognition to each point of the departing passenger’s journey. It will be the first time Heathrow has carried out a full-scale rollout of the new technology and will mean the London airport will have the world’s largest deployment of biometric […]

Cloudflare gets into registrar business with wholesale domains and free privacy

Enlarge / It’s not free, but it’s as close as you can get with TLDs and ICANN taking a cut. (credit: Cloudflare) Cloudflare, the content delivery network and website security provider, has increasingly been pushing into businesses that intersect with its core missions. Earlier this year, the company rolled out a new, free DNS service […]

Privacy experts say choosing life insurance tied to fitness tracking could have unintended consequences

Insurance giant John Hancock has announced a switch to ‘interactive’ life-insurance policies only, which offer incentives for things like wearing a fitness tracking device. Privacy experts worry these optional programs won’t be optional don’t the road.

How consumers rank Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube on privacy, fake news, content relevance, safety, and sharing (FB, GOOGL, TWTTR, MSFT, SNAP)

  Digital trust is the confidence people have in a platform to protect their information and provide a safe environment for them to create and engage with content. Business Insider Intelligence surveyed over 1,300 global consumers to evaluate their perception of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Consumers’ Digital Trust rankings differ across security, […]