security stories

 
Designer Steve Hunt's gorgeous Halo bicycle lock has already sold us on its looks, but it's got a neat claim to fame to boot: wireless security. If anyone tampers with the Halo and/or makes off with your bike, you'll know about it right when it happens.
 
Right now, the data you find on the Internet is more or less eternal. Sites come and go, sure, but traces remain, and as long as there's someplace to store information that information will persist. Maybe it shouldn't, according to a Dutch researcher, as if data degraded over time we'd more security and less piracy.
 
DARPA and Dallas's Southern Methodist University have teamed up to build a better retinal scanner. Ideally you'd want someone standing still, looking straight forward, and scan the full eye. Now? DARPA and SMU claim they could possibly scan all the eyes in an unaware crowd.

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