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Sony’s camera contacts could lead to a privacy issue

By Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Life is filled with so many wonderful, yet fleeting moments that it’s only natural to want to be able to capture them to remember forever. Unfortunately, carrying a camera or phone around to catch that perfect snapshot of a birthday surprise or an adorable proposal can be bulky, or even hinder yo...

UI researchers discover smartwatches easily hacked

It shows tracking smartwatch location. The dots are the moments when the user pressed a key.

He Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

By Imogen Lindsley

September 23, 2015

As smartwatches begin to make their presence on the global market, Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers discovered the devices’ Achilles’ heel: the accumulation of sensor data poses a security threat to users. Upon tracing the consumer trend of increased purchasing of smar...