Category: Bruce Schneier

ISIS Threatens US with Terrorism 0

ISIS Threatens US with Terrorism

They’re openly mocking our profiling. But in several telephone conversations with a Reuters reporter over the past few months, Islamic State fighters had indicated that their leader, Iraqi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had several surprises in store for the West. They hinted that attacks on American interests or even U.S

People Are Not Very Good at Matching Photographs to People 0

People Are Not Very Good at Matching Photographs to People

We have an error rate of about 15% : Professor Mike Burton, Sixth Century Chair in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen said: “Psychologists identified around a decade ago that in general people are not very good at matching a person to an image on a security document. “Familiar faces trigger special processes in our brain — we would recognise a member of our family, a friend or a famous face within a crowd, in a multitude of guises, venues, angles or lighting conditions. But when it comes to identifying a stranger it’s another story.