Professor Alan Woodward, banking security expert at the University of Surrey, says he was surprised Tesco has been so coy about what actually happened. “The fact they have said that customers’ personal data was not compromised suggests that the hackers may have harvested customers’ debit card details and then used them in an automated mass attack. They really need to come out and give more details.” … [Read more...] about After Tesco fraud, are other banks vulnerable to cyber-attacks?
London police previously carried out a series of trial deployments that they say identified 7 out of 10 wanted suspects who walked past the camera while only incorrectly flagging up 1 in 1,000 people. But an independent review last year by University of Essex professors questioned that, saying the trials raised concerns about their legal basis and the equipment's accuracy, with only 8 of 42 matches verified as correct. … [Read more...] about London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears
KILGARIFF: I think there are lots of those moments when we meet people — listeners at a meet-and-greet — and they tell us that they’ve changed their major to forensic science, or criminal justice, or they’ve become a victim’s advocate. There are all kinds of people telling us that there’s been a journey for them of either going back to therapy or going after the thing they secretly always wanted but were afraid they couldn’t do. Some of them are giving us credit for that, which we know isn’t accurate, but we’re taking it 100 percent in. It just feels nice that our random blabber, that we’ve of course always enjoyed doing, is actually having a positive effect somewhere. That’s a nice feeling. … [Read more...] about Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark on vulnerability, self-help, and the success of their new memoir
As concern grows in Thailand over the possibility of a bigger outbreak, some social media users have accused the government of caring more about the money from Chinese tourists arriving during the Lunar New Year holiday than public health. … [Read more...] about Thai airport says still limiting virus scans as seventh patient reported
Government agencies including the health, tourism and transport ministries are due to meet on Sunday to come up with protective measures to prevent the spread of the virus. (Additional reporting by Artorn Pookasook, Chayut Setboonsarng and Panarat Thepgumpanat Editing by Frances Kerry) … [Read more...] about CORRECTED-Thai airport says still limiting virus scans as 7th patient reported