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‘British Airways is introducing technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at Heathrow using facial recognition.

Biometric devices in Terminal 5 will capture a traveller’s features along with the boarding pass, and then a facial scan at the gate verifies the person’s identity, allowing them to get on the plane without showing documents, BA said in a letter to staff.

The system is designed to speed up boarding and reduce errors, it said. Three gates are now using the equipment, with another 33 planned in the coming months.’

Read more: British Airways introduces boarding without passports as it installs facial recognition at Heathrow 

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‘The U.K. Metropolitan police are accused of collaborating with Indian police and hackers to illegally access the emails of hundreds of activists and journalists.

A secret unit of the Metropolitan police has been partnering with hackers to monitor the emails of hundreds of political activists and journalists, according to a whistleblower familiar with the unit. The individual claims that the secret unit worked with Indian police and hackers to steal the passwords for the emails of activists, reporters, and photographers.’

Read more: Whistleblower Reveals UK Police Hacking Emails Of Journalists and Activists

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‘A representative of the FBI was grilled by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the agency’s growing biometric database.

Washington D.C. – On Wednesday the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform questioned Kimberly Del Greco, Deputy Assistant Director at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, about why the bureau broke the law by failing to file a privacy impact statement acknowledging the collection of millions of Americans’ faces for the agency’s new biometric identification system. The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is made up of fingerprints, iris scans, faceprints, and other facial recognition data. The NGI organizes Americans’ biometric data into a single file that includes personal and biographic data like name, home address, ID number, immigration status, age, race, etc.’

Read more: The FBI Has Secretly Gathered Millions Of ‘Faceprints’ For Biometric Database For Years

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‘Installing CCTV is just one way to protect your home.

But the feeling of safety afforded by one such system could be an illusion – according to a security researcher.

Two flaws have been discovered with the Nest range of security cameras which could allow burglars to switch off the device’s with ease before entering your home.

And despite reporting the issues to Google – Nest’s parent company – last year, nothing appears to have been done.’

Read more: Beware! Major flaws in millions of Google Nest security cameras means burglars can switch them off remotely

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‘Wikileaks has released their latest Vault 7 data dump, and the new documents are shining a light on how the CIA can hack Apple devices before they even end up in the hands of consumers. The sad reality is, most Apple users already suspected this type of activity was taking place, but the new information shows us just how it works.

“Dark Matter,” which is the title of the most recent leak, claims that not only has the CIA hacked iPhones, they’ve been doing so since at least 2008, one year after the product was introduced to the market. Wikileaks posted the following statement on their website:’

Read more: All Apple devices, including iPhones and Macs, are CIA spy devices embedded with spyware from the factory

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‘Yesterday we reported that an international group of hackers claim they have breached Apple’s iCloud user database and stolen 300 million usernames and passwords. The group has threatened to initiate a widespread factory reset on April 7th, 2017, potentially wiping out data on tens of millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts should Apple fail to pay a ransom.

But that breach by nefarious hackers, while serious, is nothing compared to what your trusted operating system provider may be doing on your personal computer.

According to a recent report, if you are a Windows 10 user then every single keystroke you have ever typed on your computer may have been logged and sent to Microsoft.’

Read more: Security Alert: Windows 10 Has Been Quietly Logging EVERY KEYSTROKE You Type And Sending It To Microsoft (This Is How To Stop It)

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‘WikiLeaks has revealed the CIA’s alleged ability to infiltrate and control iPhones through a tool called NightSkies, which is physically installed onto factory fresh iPhones and allows the CIA to monitor and download files from targets’ phones undetected.

The revelation is part of WikiLeaks’ latest Vault 7 release named ‘Dark Matter.’

NightSkies works in the background and grants “full remote command and control,” to the CIA, allowing it to upload and download files from iPhones, including details from the owner’s phonebook, text messages and call logs, and to execute actions on the phones as it wishes.’

Read more: CIA’s NightSkies tool can hack, remotely control iPhones without user knowing

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‘International human rights organization Reprieve has said the new GCHQ chief must halt the UK’s role in covert US drone strikes.

The British Foreign Office announced on Tuesday, March 21 that Jeremy Fleming will take over GHCQ, the UK’s intelligence gathering agency, which has been directly implicated in assisting covert US drone strikes in war zones such as Yemen.

Jennifer Gibson, the Drones and Kill List Project Lead at human rights group Reprieve said that Fleming should clarify the UK’s role in a covert raid in the Yemeni village of Yakla in January that is believed to have killed 23 civilians.

“The new head of GCHQ must come clean over UK involvement in covert US drone strikes. Parliament has raised serious concerns that UK intelligence feeds into US assassinations without charge or trial. It is now more urgent than ever,” Gibson said.’

Read more: New GCHQ Chief Must Clarify UK’s Role in Covert US Drone Strikes – Reprieve

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