Special Report: Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores (WTVB)

WTVB: Special Report: Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores. “Over about eight years, the American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation found. In the hearts of New York and metro Los Angeles, Rite Aid deployed the technology in largely lower-income, non-white neighborhoods, according to a Reuters analysis. And for more than a year, the retailer used state-of-the-art facial recognition technology from a company with links to China and its authoritarian government.”

CNN: Walmart, Kroger will start requiring customers in US stores to wear masks

CNN: Walmart, Kroger will start requiring customers in US stores to wear masks. “Other national chains made similar moves on Wednesday. Kroger and Kohl’s announced they would start requiring all customers to wear masks, signaling that more retailers are lining up behind mask-wearing mandates. The National Retail Federation, the main lobbying group for the industry, also called on retailers to require masks for customers.”

Wawa data breach: Hacker is selling 30 million credit cards on the dark web (Digital Trends)

Digital Trends: Wawa data breach: Hacker is selling 30 million credit cards on the dark web. “Credit card data from a security breach that affected an East Coast convenience store chain last year was discovered being sold in the corners of the dark web this week. The amount of data stolen makes it the third-largest credit card breach in history.”

CNN: Dollar General has a new beauty brand for under $5 and it’s going viral

CNN: Dollar General has a new beauty brand for under $5 and it’s going viral. “Beauty video bloggers, or vloggers, hold a lot of sway over makeup brands. Vloggers have long used YouTube and Instagram to review makeup and skincare products and to give tutorials to their followers, which for some can be up in the millions. Experts and beginners alike tune in to learn techniques, tips and to see if new products on the market are worth buying. Dozens of Believe reviews on YouTube have already racked up hundreds of thousands of page views.”