CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border

CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border. “The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement after the agencies failed to provide public records on how they’re using facial recognition at airports and US borders.”

CNET: Thousands of fingerprint files exposed in unsecured database, research finds

CNET: Thousands of fingerprint files exposed in unsecured database, research finds. “A web server containing records of about 76,000 unique fingerprints was left exposed on the internet, researchers said Wednesday. The unsecured fingerprint data, as well as employee email addresses and telephone numbers, had been collected by Brazilian company Antheus Tecnologia.”

Engadget: Whisper left users’ details exposed in an open database for years

Engadget: Whisper left users’ details exposed in an open database for years. “The once-popular app Whisper promises a place where you can share secrets anonymously. According to a Washington Post report, however, it left sensitive information that can be tied to users’ confessions exposed to the public for years. Apparently, Whisper kept a non-password-protected database that allowed anyone to freely browse its records.”

Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI

Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI. “The Attorney General’s Office filed suit against the face-search company on Tuesday, alleging its practice of scooping up billions of online images to build a facial recognition app violates Vermont’s consumer protection statute. The civil suit is also the first legal test of a provision in the state’s data broker law, which was the only one of its kind when passed in 2018.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Common Social Media Privacy Issues (And How to Fix Them)

MakeUseOf: 5 Common Social Media Privacy Issues (And How to Fix Them). “Social media and privacy just don’t go together. But just because you use social media doesn’t mean you can’t have an online life and some degree of privacy. Some of you may feel that privacy and social media just don’t go together. From our own oversharing to company overreach, this article covers some of the biggest privacy issues with social media and how you can try to avoid them.”

Mashable: Want medical records on your smartphone? Federal rules just made it easier.

Mashable: Want medical records on your smartphone? Federal rules just made it easier.. “The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has its hands full with this whole containing a disease outbreak thing. Which meant that the release of its new rules to modernize access to medical records — controversial, much anticipated, and delayed for over a year — dropped Monday not with a bang, but a plop.”

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Private Search Engines That Respect Your Data

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Private Search Engines That Respect Your Data. “Finding a search engine that’s both effective and not hell-bent on selling on your information is hard. Fortunately, they do exist, and there are plenty of them for you to choose from. Here are some of the best private search engines available that won’t use you as a product.”