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Privacy News of the Week

Commercial facial-recognition software is here – should you be concerned? Who else but Facebook, with its 1.3 billion users and hundreds of millions of their photos, would have developed an advanced facial-recognition program? The software, called DeepFace, is already in use: If you upload a new picture with other people in it, Facebook will try to identify […]

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Do Not Track – Does It Work?

The last time we wrote about the browser technology known as Do Not Track – over four years ago! – the online privacy space was much simpler. The hope was that DNT, once it was ‘baked in’ to every major browser, would enable internet users to turn off invasive tracking quickly and easily. But that hasn’t happened. […]

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Softcard Won’t Do It for Google: How to Get Digital Wallets Right

Both Google and Softcard (AT&T / Verizon / T-Mobile) have spent a lot of dough (over $1bn) on mobile wallets with comparatively little to show for their investment. Despite this, there is a sense that after Apple Pay’s launch in October 2014, this long-awaited market opportunity is upon us. We at Abine believe it is – […]

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