Privacy campaigners walk out of facial recognition talks

Privacy campaigners have boycotted talks aimed at creating a code of conduct for companies keen to use facial-recognition technology. The team of nine advocacy groups—including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and...

Kaspersky becomes victim of malware that it discovered

Kaspersky has revealed that its own systems were recently compromised by hackers, meaning that the online security firm has become a victim of the very malware that it had discovered three years before. Kaspersky Lab said it believed the attack from the DuQu bug was...

Public to build ‘Magna Carta for the digital age’

This week the public have the chance to shape a ‘Magna Carta for the digital age’ by voting for My Digital Rights clauses generated by school students from around the world. In conjunction with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the 25th anniversary of the web,...

Tweets reveal top security trends in 2015

Infosecurity Europe has been hot on the agenda for the UK IT security industry this week, with many taking to Twitter to express their views on the top trends and issues. As this year’s show draws to its close, identity security specialist Ping Identity looked at the...

Internet pips TV as ‘most complained about ad medium’

The internet has overtaken television as the most complained-about advertising medium in the UK, with a surge of 35% in the number of consumers registering concerns over digital campaigns last year, according to new data. The Advertising Standards Authority reports...

Hacked billboard shows obscene images between ads

In a stark reminder of the threats posed to new ad technology, an electronic billboard in the US has been hacked to show a pornographic image. The poster on a busy street in in Buckhead, US, displayed a graphic picture of a man exposing himself among other images...