China is rolling out facial recognition for all new mobile phone numbers By James Griffiths, CNN Business Dec 2, 2019.

Hong Kong (CNN Business) – Facial recognition checks are about to become even more ubiquitous in China, as rules come into force requiring anyone registering a new mobile phone number to submit to facial scans. While the government says the implementation of biometric data “effectively [protects] citizens’ legitimate rights and interests in cyberspace” and helps…

‘World first’ cell phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia By Amy Woodyatt, CNN Updated 2 hours ago Dec 2, 2019.

(CNN) – The Australian state of New South Wales rolled out “high definition detection cameras” on Sunday, designed to catch drivers using cell phones behind the wheel. Andrew Constance, New South Wales’ minister for roads, said the “world-first” technology would target illegal cell phone use through “fixed and mobile trailer-mounted cameras.” The cameras will use…

Is it safe to use public wifi?

Suggestions I’m worried as I bought something online using my mobile on an airport network While in the airport last week I went online and purchased something over my smartphone. My partner said I was mad because I was using the airport’s open-access wifi. Is it really that dangerous? Can crooks get your card details…

Twitter to clear out inactive accounts and free up usernames

Company has been criticised for handling of move it says will reduce risk from hacking Twitter has announced it is to clear out inactive accounts, freeing up dormant usernames and reducing the risk of old accounts being hacked. DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ALL CASES But the company is facing criticism for…