Police Can Force You to Use Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone

Locking your iPhone with your fingerprint as opposed to a passcode might not be as secure as you thought it was.


CIA Social Media Surveillance

The CIA is investing in several tech companies working on mining social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., with the purpose of determining “networks of association, centers of influence and potential signs of radicalization.”


Meet Brave, A Browser That Enforces Do Not Track Settings

Brendan Eich, inventor of Javascript and co-founder of Mozilla, is working on a new, open-source, experimental browser named Brave that enforces a model where third party ads must comply with a browser’s Do Not Track settings. If they do not, the browser replaces them with ads that do comply.

Link to a good write-up on Boing Boing about the issue.