Hi-tech CCTV can recognise faces from half a mile away

High–definition CCTV cameras that can identify and track faces from half–a–mile away could turn Britain into a Big Brother society if left unregulated, the first surveillance commissioner has warned. CCTV Photo: ALAMY By Telegraph reporters 7:08AM BST 03 Oct 2012 Andrew Rennison said new technology was being rolled out without public consultation. It is so…

Could your phone be secretly taking pictures right now? How hackers could hijack your camera to spy on you (and even read your chequebook)

Proof of concept ‘PlaiceRaider’ Android app  can turn on your phone’s camera to allow hackers to snoop around your  home Personal data and private moments can be  gleaned from images By Eddie Wrenn PUBLISHED:03:54 EST, 1  October 2012| UPDATED:04:29 EST, 1 October 2012 A new app can ‘virtually steal’ from your  home – by turning…