“Unblinking Eye” pre-crime tech gets investment boost from UK government

“Unblinking Eye” pre-crime tech gets investment boost from UK government

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the pace of terrorism accelerates agencies around the world are trying to find the needles in the data haystack that can help them predict attacks before they happen.   In the movie Fast and the Furious 7 movie a secretive US government agency created...

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A fifth of the Dark Web just got shut down

A fifth of the Dark Web just got shut down

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Dark Web is home to criminals and political activists, and a hacker who went after the former just showed how vulnerable it is.   Last weekend over 10,000 dark web sites were taken down in an attack that aimed to take down sites hosting child...

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Hiding on the Dark Web just got a whole lot easier

Hiding on the Dark Web just got a whole lot easier

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new Tor update has just created a new, even darker section of the Dark Web and it’s great news for privacy advocates – and criminals   Only ten to twenty percent of the web can be searched and indexed by search engines, and it’s...

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Hackers can copy your fingerprints directly from photos

Hackers can copy your fingerprints directly from photos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Unlike passwords you can’t change your biometric ID’s, and hackers are finding new ways to lift them and use them for their own nefarious objectives.   Thanks Donald. Can I call you Donald? Now pass me your phone and don’t worry – I’ll take good...

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DARPA is giving its deep web search tech a huge upgrade

DARPA is giving its deep web search tech a huge upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The deep web is home to both legal and illegal institutions and activities that have always traditionally been hard to search, crawl and analyse but now a new upgrade from DARPA promises to change all that.   A lot of people have never heard of...

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Researchers secure the Internet of Everything with Dark Web tech

Researchers secure the Internet of Everything with Dark Web tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The TOR network protects the anonymity of users in the Dark Web, now researchers think it’s the perfect tool to secure the Internet of Things.   The privacy software Tor has helped everything from drug dealing marketplaces to whistleblowing websites evade surveillance on the Darknet, the shadowy under...

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