Jumio Authentication uses selfies to authenticate users

You can tell a lot about a person from their facial features and expression — whether they’re displeased or frustrated, for example, and their relative age and weight. That’s why popular smartphones employ facial recognition as their authentication method of choice, and why Palo Alto-based identity-as-a-service provider Jumio’s new product offering — Jumio Authentication — […]

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Twitter has 126 million daily users. That's 48% fewer than Snapchat, but it says the numbers aren't comparable.

Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter’s transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer/Getty Images Twitter on Thursday disclosed it daily active user figures for the first time. At least nominally, the figures are 48% lower than Snapchat’s […]

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Microsoft is putting together a Microsoft 365 subscription for home users

Enlarge Patty’s Photos / Flickr Microsoft has had success in the enterprise space with its Microsoft 365 subscription, which bundles Office 365, Windows 10, and remote management with Enterprise Mobility + Security. Its home-oriented Office 365 subscriptions have also been growing steadily, with 32.5 million subscriptions as of the company’s most recent financial reports. And […]

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Internal documents show how Facebook decided to put in a feature that collected call and SMS data without users knowing

ReutersMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Internal Facebook emails released on Wednesday by British Parliament reveal the discussions leading to the “log scraping” practice that collected call and SMS text logs from Facebook users on Android devices. Facebook initially planned to make the practice an “opt-in” feature that gave users a choice, and even then […]


Quora hit by data breach affecting around 100 million users

Quora has been targeted by hackers in a data breach affecting around 100 million of its users. The Mountain View, California-based company that operates the question-and-answer website said on Monday that it recently discovered unauthorized access to its computer systems. Data that “may have been compromised” includes account information such as name, email address, and […]