Hackers want your photos for your fingerprints, not just your smile

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Security and privacy have always been hot topics on social media, with much discussion taking place over issues such as image ownership, privacy settings, and how to not invite 1.2 million partygoers to your 15-year-old daughter’s birthday party. As a result of this ongoing discussion in the news, most of us know better than to …

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SALT supports Holbeck Elderly Aid this Christmas

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Christmas is a time of giving, and this year the team at SALT decided they would like to give back a little something to their local community. Our chosen charity is Holbeck Elderly Aid, who do a wonderful job of supporting the older population of Holbeck to live independently through organised activities, transport, befriending, home assessments, and …

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Trump to inherit Obama’s 11.4m Twitter followers

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The American public have voted, and Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election. One of the many questions on the world’s lips right now is, what happens to the @POTUS Twitter account? After all, it has a healthy 11.4m followers, and has been fairly involved in making Obama’s views heard online during the election campaigns. President …

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How your body can transmit your passwords

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A collective of engineers at the University of Washington’s Networks and Mobile Systems Lab have discovered a way to pass a four-digit code through human skin using everyday technology, lending itself to exciting concepts such as unlocking a door or a safe just by touching it. Sure, this could be achieved with a fingerprint sensor …

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Instagram launches personalised video feed & Instagram Stories

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A recent Instagram update lets you see the best videos without disrupting your main feed.  Its overhaul of the Explore page sees a string of new video channels with, most importantly, a personalised ‘Videos You Might Like’ feed which draws across the network. There are also various themed, hand-created channels, such as feature spotlights on specific …

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