Will you have to have an ID to sit in an autonomous vehicle?
Digital driver’s licenses are coming to the United States, harnessing biometrics like facial recognition, fingerprints, and iris scanning for security. Iowa in 2019 plans to begin doling out the licenses state-wide, and Delaware, Virginia, Wyoming, and several other states have conducted small pilot studies of the technology.Photo: IdemiaRob Mikell
Source: Driver’s Licenses Go Digital – IEEE Spectrum
The new provision would effectively allow private pilots to post ride share notices online, which would in theory open up the market to companies wanting to enlist pilots in a money making endeavor.
Source: Uber for Planes Amendment in FAA Bill – Plane & Pilot
Investigators used DNA from crime scenes and plugged that genetic profile into a private online genealogy database. They found distant relatives of Mr. DeAngelo’s and traced their DNA to him.
Source: Genealogy Websites Were Key to Big Break in Golden State Killer Case – The New York Times
Since at least March 2016, Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate numerous sectors of American infrastructure, including energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and manufacturing, according to a Department of Homeland Security report published on Thursday.
Source: Report: Russian Hackers Had The Ability To Shut Down U.S. Power Plants : NPR
Fingerprinting text is really very nifty; the ability to encode hidden data within a string of characters opens up a large number of opportunities. For example, someone within your team is leaking …
Source: Hide Secret Messages In Plain Sight With Zero-Width Characters
Facebook employees think the real problem is leakers, according to posts leaked to The Verge.
Source: Leaked posts show Facebook employees are worried about leakers, some suspect spies – Business Insider
Automakers have been urging Congress for months to pass legislation that would pave the way for autonomous cars to be deployed in droves. But consumer advocates are warning that the legislation, as it’s currently written, would prevent consumers from being able to hold manufacturers accountable in litigation, according to CNN.
Source: A Gaping Loophole Could Shield Autonomous Car Companies From Lawsuits
The pay TV industry is in the midst of a huge change. Half a million pay TV customers cancelled their contracts in the last three months of 2017 alone, analysts at MoffettNathanson Research calculated this week. That makes a drop of 3.4% from the same period a year earlier, the biggest change since 2010.
Source: Cord-cutting just hit another record, and cable companies are in denial – BGR
After Equifax’s negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, the company promised to give everyone free credit monitoring for a year. But House Democrats have formally requested that Equifax extend the monitoring from one year to three years. Even that, however, feels pretty damn inadequate.
Source: House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack