Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-01-08

  • Peace sign selfies could let hackers copy your fingerprints

    Posing for a picture while holding your hands up in a peace sign could pose a security threat, with hackers able to recreate prints that are the key to phones, computers and tablets. 

    Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) have found that fingerprints can be easily recreated from photos taken up to three metres away without the need for advanced technology. So long as the picture is clear and well-lit, prints can be mimicked. 

  • Richard Prince Disowns His Ivanka Trump Portrait, Possibly Increasing Its Value

    However, given the many layers of irony, filtering, and conceptual framing that characterize Prince’s oeuvre, it’s unclear whether his public disowning of the work will negatively affect its worth and status as an authentic Richard Prince, or, on the contrary, it will add to its resale value.

  • Ram Pages Reflective Analysis | qwertyuiop

    While I have made efforts to improve my understanding of other ideas and beliefs, I don’t necessarily accept them as fact, but a possibility that should be considered.  RamPages has made me aware of the way I articulate my ideas and encouraged me to be careful when discussing controversial or sensitive topics.  It has also made me elaborate as to be sure my point came across the way it was intended.

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