Border Patrol Hack Shows How New Technology Makes Law Enforcement a Target

U.S. Customs and Border Protection collects a trove of data about travelers including photos, fingerprints, and details about social media accounts. Officials argue that the information helps prevent terrorists from entering the country, but it also opens the door to a serious problem: Hackers The CBP hammered the point home on Monday by disclosing a […]

Microsoft President Says ‘Hipster Antitrust’ Is Coming

Brad Smith was general counsel of Microsoft when the company was locked in epic regulatory battles with the U.S. and European governments in the 1990s, so he knows a thing or two about antitrust. Today, he believes that attitudes about corporate monopolies are changing and that this could bring about significant modifications in policy. Speaking […]

Microsoft Removes Face Recognition Photos Amid Privacy Controversy

Until April, Microsoft boasted of having the largest collection of faces that anyone could use to train facial-recognition algorithms. Since then, the once publicly-available dataset has quietly disappeared. As the Financial Times reports, Microsoft quietly deleted the dataset after the paper called attention to privacy and ethical issues, including use of the dataset by military […]