What Is Facial Recognition?

What Is Facial Recognition?

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Technology

As technology grows at a rapid rate, many of us feel we are getting ‘left behind’. This particularly applies to our knowledge of online security. First of all, there were passwords, then PIN numbers and now biometrics, of which facial recognition is just one factor. So, what is ‘biometrics’? Biometrics is simply a technical term for measurements and calculations of the human body. It is data that proves you are who you are. Under the umbrella of biometrics not only falls facial recognition but...


Twitter Bans Deepfakes Before 2020 US Elections

Twitter Bans Deepfakes Before 2020 US Elections

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Cyber Crime

After a year of deliberation, Twitter announced on February 4th, 2020 that it intends to crack down on deepfake videos. This will be implemented before the U.S. presidential campaign later this year, 2020. Deepfake videos are forms of media that have been significantly and deceptively altered from the original videos, by using artificial intelligence. The altered media can make it appear that something else is being said or even that someone else is saying it. In May 2019, Nancy Pelosi...


Accurate and amusing tech predictions from the past!

Accurate and amusing tech predictions from the past!

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Technology

Over time, people have enjoyed predicting the future. The consequences of this are both eerily precise and utterly ridiculous! So, let's see some of the best in both categories. To begin, we will look at the wildly inaccurate quotes: In 1876, William Orton, the President of Western Union, had stated: “This telephone contains too many shortcomings to seriously consider it as a means of communication.” 13 years later, in 1889, Thomas Edison had decided that “fooling around with alternating...


Cyberstalking Netflix thriller 'YOU.’

Cyberstalking Netflix thriller 'YOU.’

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Cyber Crime

“He thought of the telescreen with its never-sleeping ear. They could spy upon you night and day..” George Orwell, 1984. The sentiments of George Orwell have never been more accurate than of late. Social media is part of the very fabric of our existence. With so many social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Google+, LinkedIn, and Snapchat, the majority of us document our lives daily. Yet how many of us are fully mindful of what we post and the audience that views...