Consumer & Gadgets

Smart devices' ambient light sensors pose imaging privacy risk

In George Orwell's novel "1984," Big Brother watches citizens through two-way, TV-like telescreens to surveil citizens without any cameras. In a similar fashion, our current smart devices contain ambient light sensors, which ...

Software

Understanding the security of mobile apps in Africa

Researchers from CyLab-Africa and the Upanzi Network recently partnered with the mobile security provider Approov to explore the security of common financial services apps used across Africa. After surveying 224 popular financial ...

Security

Q&A: Assessing the risks of existential terrorism and AI

Gary Ackerman, an associate professor and associate dean at the State University of New York's University at Albany College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC), has spent decades studying ...

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